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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
United Republic of Tanzania (the): FAO helps Tanzania monitor carbon stocksfeedproxy.google.com | 16 May 2012
16 May, 2012, Rome – FAO is helping scientists and policymakers in Tanzania to evaluate how much carbon is stored in forests and forests soils, which will enable them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Forest soils contain a huge carbon stock. Deforestation, forest degradation or changes in...
Shale gas stirs ecology fears in South Africa's KarooReuters | 08 Apr 2011
South Africa's Karoo, a vast arid wilderness, may contain gas reserves that could solve the country's energy problems -- but only through an extraction process called fracking that has greens seeing red.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Developing Countries Step In Where Richer Nations Fear to TreadInter Press Service | 07 Apr 2011
Led by countries like Indonesia, 48 developing nations are rolling out a range of pledges to voluntarily cut their respective emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2020, the year climate scientists say the earth's rising temperature should peak by if an environmental catastrophe is to be avoided.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Uncertain Future of Kyoto Protocol Alarms Green GroupsInter Press Service | 04 Apr 2011
With just seven months to go before a pivotal U.N. climate change summit in South Africa, green groups are raising the alarm here about the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the world's only international treaty that mandates most industrialised nations to cut their environment polluting greenhouse gases (GHG) to save the planet from overheating.
Algeria eyes huge domestic shale gas reservesReuters | 09 Mar 2011
Oil and gas producer Algeria is sitting on huge undeveloped reserves of shale gas that the country now intends to develop with the help of international partners, the OPEC member's energy minister said on Wednesday.
Soaring oil price reignites fossil fuel debateGuardian Unlimited | 03 Mar 2011
As pressure grows on the government to stabilise fuel prices via tax breaks, green campaigners say this may be the ideal time to reduce the UK's dependence on oil and gas. High oil prices are a headache for governments. Ministers are acutely aware that the price at the petrol pump is one of the...
South African energy is at a fork in the roadGuardian Unlimited | 02 Feb 2011
With a coal-fired past and a part-renewable, part-nuclear future, jobs and cost will determine the country's path. In October 2007 South Africans woke up to the fact that we have an electricity crisis.The problem didn't develop overnight, of course. There was more than a decade of policy failure, as the government swung between a desire to introduce independent power producers and humour union demands that electricity generation remain a state-owned function.
As World Warms, Southern Africa Sweltersips.org | 14 Dec 2010
Africa will be amongst the hardest hit regions of the world as the climate heats up, threatening the continents food security, experts agree. If global temperatures rise 2.0 degrees C, southern Africa will warm an additional 1.5 degrees to a 3.5-degree increase on average. Such temperatures could...
CLIMATE CHANGE: Health on the back burnerIRIN News | 13 Dec 2010
A joint pilot study by Nurses Across the Borders, a Nigerian health NGO, and SeaTrust Institute, a US- based scientific and educational non-profit organization, will collect data to help map the impact of global warming on malaria in the West African country.
Turning Agriculture From Problem to Solutionips.org | 07 Dec 2010
Global agriculture contributes in the region of 17 percent to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, but according to the World Bank, climate smart agriculture techniques can both reduce emissions and meet the challenge of producing enough food for a growing world population. As...
Southern Africa Collectively Gearing Up For REDDips.org | 07 Dec 2010
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is moving to support its member countries to tap into benefits from the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) framework. Destruction of forests both contributes to carbon emissions and deprives the planet of an important mechanism to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming.
Climate Change: As World Warms, Southern Africa SweltersInter Press Service | 07 Dec 2010
Africa will be amongst the hardest hit regions of the world as the climate heats up, threatening the continent's food security, experts agree. If global temperatures rise 2.0 degrees C, southern Africa will warm an additional 1.5 degrees to a 3.5-degree increase on average.