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Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 8, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Minister for environment maria mutagamba has advised govt to recall all land titles issued on the shores of lakes and banks of rivers in order to reduce rampant encroachment on the protection zones of these water bodies. Mutagamba said Lake Victoria had lost its filtering capacity due to encroachment and because of this Govt spends billions of shillings towards treatment of water before it is pumped back to kampalas 2 million people. (Radio1 Talk show)
Added by Kateregga Dennis on May 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
The Federal Government's controversial climate legislation has passed the Senate 36-32 and will now become law from mid-next year. From July 2012, polluting industries will pay $23 per tonne of carbon emissions and households will be compensated for extra costs through tax cuts and increased benefits. The vote was greeted with glee from the Government and Greens and dismay by Opposition members, who were first out of the Senate doors to voice their protests.
The Nationals' Ron Boswell…
Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has died in Nairobi while undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting conservation, women's rights and transparent government - the first African woman to get the award. She was elected as an MP in 2002 and served as a minister in the Kenyan government for a time.
Ms Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted 20-30 million trees in Africa.
Added by Kateregga Dennis on September 22, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments
A highway through the Serengeti National Park was supposed to connect isolated areas at Lake Victoria with the region around the Kilimanjaro. In the opinion of the Tanzanian government, this was planned, in order to achieve a better development of the regions and to tap new the markets. After a long lasting protest of national and international conservationists in combination with the menace of the UNESCO to deprive the world natural heritage state, awarded in…Continue
Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 10, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Background: The growing health risks associated with greenhouse gas emissions highlight the need for new energy policies that emphasize efficiency and low-carbon energy intensity.
Objectives: We assessed the relationships among electricity use, coal consumption, and health outcomes.
Methods: Using time-series data sets from 41 countries with varying development trajectories between 1965 and 2005, we developed an autoregressive model of life expectancy (LE) and infant mortality…Continue
Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 6, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, has leaped ahead of rivals Nike and Adidas this morning by publicly committing to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product life cycle, and across its global supply chain, by the year 2020. The move comes less than two weeks into our Detox campaign, and shows the power of thousands of people challenging the industry online and in cities…Continue
Added by Kateregga Dennis on July 27, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments