Coca-Cola has pledged to commit $3.5m to help accelerate the development of sustainable water access in drought-hit parts of Africa.

Rovuma Basin, where Videocon & BPCL have big stakes, may hold 20 times as much gas as D6

Amid growing threat to the existence of rhinoceros species in rhino range countries, including in Africa and Asia, Indonesia has declared 2012 as International Rhino Year.

BUILDING NEW FOUNDATIONS Aditya Birla company could end up building a 1-2 MT cement plant in the African country

Estimated to have a reserve of about 225 million tonne

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) today said it will begin production from its Utkal B-1 coal block in Odisha, that is estimated to have a reserve of about 225 million tonne, by August this year. Besides, the Naveen Jindal-led steel making firm will also begin shipping coal from its mines in Mozambique in next 3-4 months, JSPL's Deputy Managing Director & CEO (Steel Business) V R Sharma told reporters here on the sidelines of the 'Steel Guru' conference.

Low-cost solar panels and solar batteries will be provided to poor communities in 14 countries in Africa and Asia in the next four years, the UN Development Programme said Thursday.

Recent studies indicate that trophy hunting is impacting negatively on some lion populations, notably in Tanzania. In 2004 there was a proposal to list lions on CITES Appendix and in 2011 animal-welfare groups petitioned the United States government to list lions as endangered under their Endangered Species Act. Such listings would likely curtail the trophy hunting of lions by limiting the import of lion trophies. Concurrent efforts are underway to encourage the European Union to ban lion trophy imports.

Rainfall patterns in southern Africa are becoming erratic as climate change takes its toll, threatening long-term production of staple and cash crops in the region.

Brazil is a world leader in the fight against hunger and its experience can be shared with other countries, visiting World Food Program chief Josette Sheeran said Monday.

The world's governments and relief agencies need to plan now to resettle millions of people expected to be displaced by climate change, an international panel of experts said on Thursday.

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