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Climate experts say Amazon is susceptible to fire

An increase in the frequency of fires and drought-like conditions could result in an ecological tipping point

An increase in the frequency of fires and drought-like conditions could result in an ecological tipping point The combination of fire and extreme weather could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study has suggested. Researchers said field experiments showed that severe droughts could trigger dieback of forests in the near-term. Efforts to curb More...

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One of the SADA afforestation project sites
On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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SADA waste GHc32m on afforestation project

One of the SADA afforestation project sites Joy News’ investigations have revealed that although the 32.4 million Ghana cedis allocated to Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to implement the afforestation More...

A thick haze of pollution envelopes Beijing - but scientists say the toxic air travels much further afield
On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Massive air pollution hits Beijing

A thick haze of pollution envelopes Beijing – but scientists say the toxic air travels much further afield Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns More...

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On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Drought is a frightening thing

In the 1970s, I once encountered a gentleman who had been Ghana’s ambassador to Burkina Faso. As we sipped beer at the Polo Club in Accra, the man told me: “Cameron, drought is a frightening thing. In Burkina More...

The wreck of the Titanic now lies at a depth of 3,800 m (12,500ft)
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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New analysis challenges Titanic’s sinking theory

The wreck of the Titanic now lies at a depth of 3,800 m (12,500ft) UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the More...

Onshore wind turbines are one of the cheapest sources of low carbon energy
On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Electricity bills will go up with wind turbines in the picture

Onshore wind turbines are one of the cheapest sources of low carbon energy Plans to restrict wind farms to seas around Britain will need much larger subsidies from consumers, experts say. Newspaper reports suggest More...

Dr. Alfred Tia Sugri, Deputy Minister of Health.
On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Animal Transmitted Diseases Tackled

Dr. Alfred Tia Sugri, Deputy Minister of Health. The Ministry of Health is taking steps to meet researchers in the traditional and alternative medicine practice to conduct study on wild birds and animals on diseases More...

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On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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NshoreNa Project Launched

By: Naa Lamiley Bentil It was meant to be just another visit, but several days after his Nungua fish landing site experience, Mr Kofi Tsikata had sleepless nights. The thing that denied him sleep was the sheer volume More...

Copernicus uses a range of technologies to get a broad picture of the health status of the planet
On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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First EU satellite Earth-observation programme launched

A Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana with the first satellite in the European Union’s new multi-billion-euro Earth-observation programme. The Sentinel-1a spacecraft has been put in orbit on a mission More...

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On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Mankind unable to find answer to nature-Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for efforts by world leaders to help reverse the rapid deterioration of the environment which is wreaking havoc in many parts of the world. President Kufuor said More...



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