Residents in the path of bushfires that have ravaged southeastern Australia since September were urged to evacuate again on Thursday as hot and windy conditions threatened to regenerate huge bushfires. The Rural Fire Service in New South Wales state told fire-weary community meetings in coastal communities south of Sydney that northwesterly winds[…]
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says the effects of climate change will compel government to rethink its farming strategy. She was speaking in Kimberley, Northern Cape, where she engaged with farmers and organised agriculture to discuss the impact of a prolonged drought in the province. About R700 million is needed to[…]
Australia on Monday used a respite from fierce wildfires that have killed 24 people across the country’s southeast to reopen blocked roads and evacuate people who have been trapped for days. The second day of light rain and cool winds brought some relief from the heatwave-fuelled blazes that tore through two[…]
The presidential panel on land reform had made recommendations of which the Cabinet endorsed and supported 60, rejected nine and noted three. The challenges of climate change “may merit the development of a new agrarian reform vision” for South Africa, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza said[…]
After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at[…]
Calling for civil disobedience in the face of climate change, Extinction Rebellion protesters have been remarkably successful in thrusting themselves into the headlines. But what is the movement all about? And who’s behind it? Best known for shutting down the streets of London in April, Extinction Rebellion upped its game[…]
Eco-activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) are holding a global day of “civil disobedience” with disruptive actions underway and causing chaos and outrage in major cities around the world. Protesters in Berlin gathered at the Victory Column near the Brandenburg Gate Monday morning. In a tweet, XR said “1000 rebels are[…]
World leaders gathered in New York over the last week for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). After seven days of meetings and speeches, in which world leaders addressed global challenges and highlighted the issues that matter most to their countries, the general debate at the UN headquarters concluded on Monday.[…]
A damning new UN report published on Sunday warned the world was falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five years ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever. The report comes ahead of a major UN climate summit[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is reviewing the latest fatwa by the Fiqh Council of North America on climate change and fossil fuels, which emphasised the obligation of Muslims to assist in protecting the environment. On Wednesday evening, the MJC hosted a panel discussion at their Athlone offices, with members[…]
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