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  • Alien finding technology? We have the ability to find alien life, scientists say

    December 9, 2013 1:25 PM 36

    Alien finding technology? A growing portion of the scientific community is inclined to consider that there may be some form of extraterrestrial life in places where conditions are favorable, although it is generally considered that life exists only in basic ways. As reported by NBC News yesterday, the House Science Committee recently took the time to discuss

  • Leona Aglukkaq’s dead polar bear picture fires up Arctic storm

    December 6, 2013 4:37 PM 46

    OTTAWA – Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has fired up a Twitter storm after posting a picture of a dead polar bear and downplaying scientific concern about threats to the survival of the iconic species. “Enjoy!!” wrote Aglukkaq on her Twitter page as she reposted the photo of the dead animal, setting the stage for a community feast in Arctic Bay. The comments

  • UC Davis celebrates opening of African Plant Breeding Academy

    December 3, 2013 5:49 PM 96

    The opening of the new African Plant Breeding Academy, designed to improve the livelihood and health of Africa’s 600 million smallholder farmers and their families, was celebrated Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and their global partners from the African Orphan Crops Consortium. The academy plans to sequence

  • UAE supports climate change mitigation

    November 25, 2013 4:05 AM 53

    Tackling climate change and addressing world challenges will become one of the key priorities in a collaborative venture between the UAE and the UN, following a meeting held in Poland’s capital Warsaw recently. During the Conference of Parties (COP) 19 meeting on climate change, the UAE Minister of State, Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, actively

  • Tanzanian singer Diamond attends Peter Okoye’s wedding

    November 23, 2013 12:58 AM 50

    Updated Thursday, November 21st 2013 at 18:27 GMT +3 Number One singer Diamond attended last weekend’s wedding of one half of the P Square duo Peter Okoye, who was marrying Lola Omotayo. Diamond, who was the only artiste from East Africa invited to the wedding, was among celebrity guests that included Banky W, Iyanya, M.I, Lynxx and footballer Emmanuel

  • No tangible decisions yet at COP19 talks

    November 23, 2013 12:10 AM 50

    Friday 22 November 2013 09:00 Earthlife Africa says the climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland have one day left to reach any consensus on how greenhouse gas pollution can best be reduced and how funds can be channelled to assist the developing countries with their adaptation requirements. Although high level negotiations have been underway for nearly

  • U.S. and China Find Convergence on Climate Issue

    November 22, 2013 8:54 AM 51

    But with China having recently surpassed the United States as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the countries are finding that their interests increasingly overlap, climate experts and government officials say. The more productive relationship is raising hopes that the friction of recent years may be easing, paving the way for a new global

  • Cash for climate change: poor countries want payback for pollution they didn't cause

    November 22, 2013 6:41 AM 61

    In Burkina Faso, extreme droughts are killing off livestock and devastating crops. In Micronesia, rising water levels have spurred residents to dismantle ancient ruins for the construction of seawalls. And in the Western Region of Kenya, the aftermath of severe 2011 flooding continues to threaten the livelihoods of thousands. The impact of climate change

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    November 21, 2013 12:39 PM 66

    President Jakaya Kikwete has called upon developed nations, who are the biggest carbon emitters to make available adequate, sustainable and predictable financial resources, transfer of technology on concessional basis and establishment modalities to finance the Green Climate Fund (GCF). “Our position in Africa is that, developed countries should take appropriate

  • Exposing the gender gaps in financing climate change mitigation

    November 20, 2013 12:46 PM 77

    Source: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:00 PM Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Over the past few years, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has adopted gender-sensitive decisions on nearly every thematic area of the climate change negotiations. While there has been exceptional