Environment News Bulletin
August 16, 2018
CSE's Environment News Bulletin brings you a selection of latest news from India and the South Asian countries on almost all topics of environmental concerns.
For four generations, Portz family life has focused around a quaint, red-brick farmhouse and the fertile fields beyond, ready for early harvest after this summer’s high heat.
Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening the Austrian capital’s claim to being the world’s most plea
The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries is calling for the reopening of environmental courts, where cases of illegal fishing, including abalone poaching, would be prioritised.
Nearly one year since Kenya imposed a plastic bags ban, the country’s streets are cleaner, waterways are clearer and plastic bags are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
Sierra Leone's capital Freetown must tackle deforestation, poor housing and decrepit drainage if it is to prevent the next disaster, its mayor said one year after a devastating mudslide killed an e
Antidepressants don’t just affect human libidos.
Groundwater contamination is increasingly recognized as a widespread environmental problem. The most important course of action often involves long-term monitoring.
A fleet of 17 new low-emission and high-tech buses started operation in Nepal's Kathmandu on Tuesday to help reduce congestion and pollution in the capital.
Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said on Monday that the procedures for countering air pollution will not be limited in certain times, but will last over the whole year in cooperation with oth
ADDIS ABABA- Every single year, thousands of Ethiopian women and children die because of indoor air pollution. This is an instance of a silent death.
More than 90 institutional investors managing more than $6.7 trillion in assets have called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to strengthen its standards, including by banning deforestation
Scientists called on Monday for greater transparency over the use of tax havens by companies involved in activities that have harmed the world’s oceans and the Amazon rainforest.
Launched in 2016, Trase is an innovative Internet tool, available to anyone, which tracks commodities supply chains in detail from source to market, and can also connect those chains to environment
Some residents of Rubavu and Nyabihu districts who used to own land on the outskirts of Gishwati Forest have appealed to Government to expedite their compensation.
President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday launched a new agriculture model that will increase productivity and alleviate the prevailing high unemployment across the country.
A recently published JRC article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable.
Liberian households headed by individuals with little or no education are more vulnerable to food insecurity while the opposite is true for households headed by someone who has attended a technical
Windhoek- The SADC Directorate of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has revealed that the number of food insecure population in the region for 2018/2019 will be higher, compared to the 2017
The pastoralists drawn from Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo counties will cover 240 kilometers journey in a five-day camel caravan to raise awareness on the importance conserving the endangered River
Cape Town's rainfall for August has been way below average so far with some of the mountain areas that feed the city's storage dams getting less than a third of their normal rainfall.
The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world.
Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research publ
Long before humans started injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, the level of atmospheric CO2 rose significantly as the Earth came out of its
The increasingly unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change pose a serious threat to coffee production in Africa, experts said here Friday.
Malawi Red Cross Society (MRC) is to roll out K800 Million project dubbed Reducing the impact of Climate Risks in Southern Africa through Disaster Risk Reduction in the country’s four districts aim
The evacuation of people from Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae island to the islands of Maewo and Santo is now completed after the Vanuatu government asked Ambae's people to have a compulsory evacuation.
A total of 24 people have been injured in two 5.0-magnitude earthquakes that jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province in the early hours of Monday and Tuesday seperately, local authorities said.
HARBIN, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Floods triggered by heavy rain have resulted in direct economic losses of over 4 billion yuan (580 million U.S.
Tropical Storm Bebinca formed quickly in the northern part of the South China Sea.
Sudanese medics say at least 23 people have been killed in heavy flooding in the past three weeks.
The death toll from a major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok reached more than 430 on Monday.
Sudan is exerting great efforts to reduce maternal and newborn children mortality rates by enhancing reproductive health services.
Kaduna — Tremendous advances have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS globally as about 1.4 million new HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted since 2010, an HIV/AIDS Speciali
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the territory.
Paynesville – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has embarked on a two-day workshop for packaged water producers.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abbrem (KEEA) Municipality, Nana Appiah Korang has advised women not to accept marriage proposals of men who don’t have toilets in th
Houij hopes his two-month trek will help convince authorities, holidaymakers and average Tunisians that the sea should not be used as a giant garbage tip
A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa.
Mercy Corps-Liberia Country Director, Kwesi Gyeabour said statistics have shown that only two percent of the country’s entire population have access to renewable energy, which they use separately t
In Agome-Sevah, a village in the southeast of Togo, farmers are now smiling and hope to rise out of poverty due to solar electricity installed in the entire village by four illiterate women.
Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry.
The first group of at least 30 SA rhinos is set to emigrate to Australia in 2019 to help ensure the survival of the species.
NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Sunday that it has taken several measures to protect and conserve elephants across the East African nation.
Holidaymakers are being warned against scam “orphan” lion cub attractions that are a front for the lucrative trade in shooting the animals dead.
The death of the 11 black rhinos relocated to the Tsavo East National Park in June may have shocked Kenyans and caused outrage among wildlife conservationists the world over.
A new legless amphibian known as the caecilian has been discovered on the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe by scientists from the UK, according to an article published by the University of Wolverham
Egypt and China signed a grant for the implementation of launching satellite Egypt-SAT-2 for remote sensing applications with $45m.