Weather & Climate Change

Malawi Generally to Receive Normal Rainfall Amounts over Most Parts in 2019/20 Season

By Robert Kumwenda Malawi is expected to receive normal rainfall amounts in most parts according to the department of climate change and meteorological services. Jolamu Nkhokwe who is the Director in the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services said the period, October to April marks the beginning of the official monitoring of rainfall season in the country. He said the main rains are expected to be...

Angola, DRC suffering more forest fires than Amazon: Satellite Data

A lot of international attention has been on the devastating effects of fires rampaging through the Amazon rain forest in Brazil. The place is known as one of the lungs of the earth along with the Congo Basin in Africa. Whiles governments across the world, the United Nations and environmental conservation groups continue to pile pressure on authorities to combat the fire, records by United...

Amazon rainforest on fire

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country's space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said on Tuesday. The Amazon is often...

CCJP Intensifies Climate Resilient Interventions in Dedza

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Dedza Diocese has intensified climate resilient interventions in Ntcheu. The interventions are aimed at helping rural smallholder farmers adapt to effects of climate change through promotion of sustainable agricultural technologies in the district. The interventions include conservation agriculture, manure making, crop rotation, inter-cropping, livestock production and afforestation among others. Farmers at Pheza Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Champiti appreciated...

UN Report Says Disasters Threatening Global economy

The United Nations (UN) department of Disaster and Risk Reduction has warned of increasing complex risk poised to threat global economies and attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This has been said in a recent Global Assessment Report (2019), during the end of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The report outlines major potential risks to human life and properly including property including climate change, air pollution, biological hazards and drought. It also states that...

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