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Experts warn of dire consequences as Lake Victoria’s water levels drop

Kampala – Over the years, Cassius Ntege, a fisherman from Kasenyi landing site on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria, has observed the waters of the lake receding. And as one of the many who depend on the lake for their livelihoods, he has had to endure the disastrous consequences of the depleting lake.

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Africa seeks commitment to adaptation in climate deal

Johannesburg – In wake of the UN Climate Summit, Africa’s climate change negotiators call for a greater commitment to climate change adaptation.

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Making leaps for MDGs, mapping human rights abuse and more

SciDev Podcast – This month features a long journey across Tanzania to discover how low-tech innovation can help developing nations eradicate poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals. From improved cookstoves to a new system that combines sanitation and composting, small initiatives aimed at local communities can bring big leaps where limited resources and infrastructure are available.

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Youth-friendly apps visualise carbon footprint

WASHINGTON – Following what many regard as a disappointment at the recent Rio+20 Earth Summit, the World Bank and several groups have begun implementing new initiatives to “personalise” climate change, in hopes of revitalising the issue among the younger generation.

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Sustainable energy budgets must increase, says report

Rio de Janeiro – Global investments in sustainable energy must increase by US$500 million a year to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a report launched in Rio this week.

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African climate leader says Cancun talks ‘will flop’

ADDIS ABABA –  Upcoming international climate talks will be “a total flop”, according to Africa’s leading spokesperson on climate change.

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