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African biodiversity under threat | Africa | DW.DE | 25.07.2014

African biodiversity under threat | Africa | DW.DE | 25.07.2014 | Environment, Energy and Climate | Scoop.it
Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
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U.S. Debating “Historic” Support for Off-Grid Electricity in Africa | Inter Press Service

U.S. Debating “Historic” Support for Off-Grid Electricity in Africa | Inter Press Service | Environment, Energy and Climate | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, Jul 21 2014 (IPS) - Pressure is building here for lawmakers to pass a bill that would funnel billions of dollars of U.S. investment into strengthening Africa’s electricity production and distribution capabilities, and could offer broad new support for off-grid opportunities.

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El Nino Linked To African Droughts And Famines

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Niño, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.

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SA may need to turn to private sector to solve its water crisis

SA may need to turn to private sector to solve its water crisis | Environment, Energy and Climate | Scoop.it
Over R600-billion is needed over the next decade to fix poor infrastructure and extend coverage – but less than half of this is available.
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Climate change ‘could raise malaria risk in cool areas’

Climate change ‘could raise malaria risk in cool areas’ | Environment, Energy and Climate | Scoop.it
Malaria in cool areas of Kenya could increase much higher than previously found, says a new modelling study.
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