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Uganda: Flooding - Can Natural Disasters Be Prevented?IRIN News | 12 Oct 2007
"Our crops have been destroyed by the water and houses have collapsed," says Egoliam of his village's ordeal in Amuria, Uganda. The heaviest rains in 35 years have caused the worst floods on the continent in decades.
Uganda: Cost of Flood Impact Difficult to Assess, Says MinisterEast African Business Week | 24 Sep 2007
Despite the devastating effects of the recent torrential floods in parts of Uganda, the Ugandan government has made no official estimates of the economic costs. Ugandas state minister for disaster preparedness, Mr. Musa Ecweru told East African Business Week last Thursday that it was still difficult to estimate the economic cost of the damage.
Uganda: Our Hope May Lie in Forest FarmingAllAfrica.com | 23 Sep 2007
UGANDA needs to promote agro forestry as one of the ways of adapting to climate change - the variation of global and regional climate, over a period of time, an expert has advised.
Uganda: Fight Floods in your AreaAllAfrica.com | 08 Aug 2007
THE rainy season has started prematurely. There is a lot of flooding, especially in the low areas of Kampala city. It is the obligation of local leaders in the respective areas to mobilise residents to reduce flooding. This is how to go about it.
Africa: Developing Nations Embrace Renewable EnergyAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2007
Developing countries have increased investment in renewable energy, accounting for one-fifth of the world's total last year, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released today (21 June).
Africa: UN Wins Pledges to Plant Billion TreesAllAfrica.com | 25 May 2007
The United Nations has received pledges to plant over a billion trees in a drive to help fight climate change and poverty, Reuters reported from Nairobi quoting the UN as having said Tuesday.
Africa: UN Refugee Agency Backs 'Green' PlanAllAfrica.com | 23 May 2007
Backing a major "green" initiative, the United Nations refugee agency has pledged to plant more than 9 million trees this year in areas of human displacement.
Uganda: Chimpanzees in Danger From PopulationAllAfrica.com | 23 May 2007
OVER 200 chimpanzees in western Uganda are living in small forest reserves that cannot sustain them and causing an increase in crop raids, conservationists have said.
Africa: City Leaders Ring Climate Change AlarmAllAfrica.com | 22 May 2007
JOHANNESBURG mayor Amos Masondo and 30 mayors of the world's biggest cities have called on Group of Eight (G-8) leaders meeting in Germany to encourage national governments to support city leaders in combating climate change.
Africa: Worldwide Impact From Climate Change PredictedAllAfrica.com | 11 Apr 2007
A grim picture of the impact of environmental changes ahead - especially for the world's poor -- is drawn by the latest installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.