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10 09 2021 | 13:46

Cop26 will be ‘rich nations stitch-up’ if poorer countries kept away by Covid

Environmental activists demand delay to Glasgow climate talks if costs and travel restrictions block attendance of those worst-hit The Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow should be postponed until the…

09 09 2021 | 12:24

Climate change should be treated as an emergency like COVID-19, study says

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency can no longer be seen as separate crises, researchers say. Climate change should be treated with the same urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic, according…

03 09 2021 | 13:19

Benin confirms H5N1 avian flu outbreak

Virus detected in two districts near the country’s capital, Porto Novo, agriculture ministry says. Benin has identified an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 avian flu in two districts near the…

31 08 2021 | 09:33

Wildfire smoke linked to 19,000 additional Covid cases in US West and 700 deaths

‘It’s a horrible combination – together, the wildfires and Covid-19 make us even sicker’ Wildfire smoke is linked to at least 19,000 additional cases of Covid-19 on the West Coast, and 700…

25 08 2021 | 12:51

‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict

Overlapping crises have pushed the fragile east African country to the ‘cusp of humanitarian catastrophe’, with one in four facing food insecurity. Such was the horror that erupted in her village…

18 08 2021 | 09:51

Vaccinating teenagers is beneficial, even if their vulnerability to COVID-19 is low

The UK government has announced that all 16 to 17-year-olds will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. Many countries are already vaccinating children over 12,…

30 07 2021 | 13:39

Bangladesh Flooding Hits Thousands of Rohingya Refugees

Heavy rains in southern Bangladesh this week have flooded and destroyed dwellings at camps hosting more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees. “The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said more than 12,000…

26 07 2021 | 12:36

Barely 10% of $17 trillion in COVID stimulus spent on green projects

Trillions of dollars poured into rescuing economies around the world from the Covid-19 crisis have been spent in ways that worsen the climate crisis and harm nature because governments have failed to…

24 07 2021 | 09:47

Dendias: Greece to give 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya

Greece’s intention to donate 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya was announced by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. As he noted in a Twitter post, “following our recent meeting in Rome, I had a…

17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…

15 07 2021 | 09:59

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’

Reducing global heating could save millions of people from mosquito-borne diseases, study finds More than 8 billion people could be at risk of malaria and dengue fever by 2080 if greenhouse gas…

12 07 2021 | 14:45

UK’s climate targets will cost less than battling Covid, says OBR

But watchdog warns government that costs will double if it delays action to cut emissions The UK’s climate targets will cost the government less over the next 30 years than the price of battling the…

25 06 2021 | 09:40

On Climate Crisis and COVID-19, G7 Is Judged a 'Colossal Failure'

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment Sunday after the G7 leaders who spent the weekend at a summit in Cornwall, England…

22 06 2021 | 09:49

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis.

Rich countries can’t expect to be trusted on their climate promises if they fail the poorest on vaccines.

21 06 2021 | 09:24

Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts.

As the pandemic and extreme weather disrupt electricity supplies for Kenyans, alternative energy sources like solar power are providing sustainable options. One in four Kenyans - mostly in rural…

27 05 2021 | 11:08

Jane Goodall says humanity's 'disrespect of the natural world' brought on the pandemic.

The legendary primatologist urged people to develop a new, more sustainable relationship with the natural world. Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the…

26 05 2021 | 09:39

Mitigating climate change with smart building solutions

As the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget the bigger threat of climate change. According to the UN, climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth worldwide, and…

26 05 2021 | 08:11

Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why.

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and…

15 05 2021 | 12:43

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery.

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank (AfDB) head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina reminded…

10 05 2021 | 14:26

Only one-third of increase in Africa electricity demand met by renewables.

Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 according to energy think tank Ember’s The Global Electricity Review. The Global Electricity Review showed that wind…