Weather & Climate Change

SA, Mozambique and Malawi to benefit from Flanders’ grant

Three African countries are going to receive €1 million from the Government of Flanders, a region in Belgium. The money will support five projects in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi aimed at transition towards climate resilient and low-carbon development. The Birdlife South Africa and South South North organisations in South Africa have been selected to implement two projects. The main goals are to support ecosystem-based...

Scientists Just Spotted an ‘Impossible’ Black Hole 70 Times the Size of Our Sun

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve, researchers said Thursday. LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature. The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100 million stellar black holes but LB-1 is twice as massive as anything scientists...

Heavy Rains Force people to use buckets to save relatives’ graves flooded with rainwater

ZIMBABWE - Heavy rains continue wreaking havoc all around the central city of Gweru in Zimbabwe. Tonnes of dirty water have flooded the local cemeteries forcing people to take dire measures in a bid to save what was left from their relatives’ graves. While some of them reportedly dewater the pits with buckets others have to use bare hands as no equipment was left idle. The...

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Bamako – Thirty-eight people were killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said on Tuesday, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Monday's attacks, but Mali has seen a spate of massacres this year between ethnic Dogon and Fulani communities. "The terrorist attacks on...

Hot Weather Continues, ‘Please Stay Hydrated – Meteorological Department

The meteorological department has advised the general public to follow precautionary measures amid the heat wave the country is experiencing. According to the department the situation has been caused by warm and dry north easterly airflow into the country. Since last week, the country has been experiencing high temperatures caused by excessive heat. The department continued that this type of weather is expected to continue for the...

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