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A flood in Columbia kills more than 200 people

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According to reports more than 254 dead leaving hundred missing and injured after river overflows in Southern Colombia. Heavy rain caused three rivers that surround Mocoa city near Southern Colombia to rise up and surge through the city.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 04:41 Read more...
 

Death Toll Rise in Peru

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According to reports more than 100 people killed due to recent floods and mudslides. Minister of transport and communication Martin Vizcarra told international media that 4000 tonnes of aid been distributed by Peruvian families and another 4000 tonnes of aid needed for upcoming months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 04:20 Read more...
 

Developments in the United States, By UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

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The new US administration announced this week that it will be reviewing America’s Clean Power Plan, domestic legislation brought in by the previous administration in 2015 aimed at reducing US power sector emissions and increasing renewable energy production.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 19:06 Read more...
 

Earth Hour 2017: 'There's never been a more critical moment in the fight'

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Many parts of the world will go dark for an hour Saturday night in more than 170 countries and territories in a show of support for protecting the planet. Millions of people will participate as homes, cities, hotels, universities and businesses turn off their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for Earth Hour a demonstration of commitment to fight climate change now in its 11th year.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 04:21 Read more...
 

How waste water reuse and recycling can reduce water drudgery for women

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Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalaya, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in. She hopes that in time the seed will add a bit of greenery to her kitchen. For her, water flows down in the river where it is not easy to access, and the nearby springs are all drying up as the climate changes. She has no option but to maximize the use of available water. She has to reuse and recycle. The taro leaf prevents seepage, holds water for more days, and turns into manure over time. By the simple act of planting a seed the woman is utilizing holistic knowledge and combining various resources to maximize benefit.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017 04:29 Read more...
 
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