Friday, December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Is a Symptom of a Planet That’s Been Pushed Past a Tipping Point

The pandemic could signal that we've passed a series of civilizational tipping points that will usher in a new era of ecological emergencies. The COVID-19...

Somaliland Goes on Alert Against Heavy Cyclone Gati Rainfall

The government of the Republic of Somaliland went on national alert, Monday, against heavy rainfall expected in eastern regions during the next 48 hours...

NASA Mission Finds Water on the Sunlit Surface of the Moon

There may be more water on the moon than previously believed, including on its sunlit surface. This water could be used as a resource...

State of Climate Services 2020 Report: Move from Early Warnings to Early Action –...

Over the past 50 years, more than 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and water-related hazards, involving 2 million deaths and US$...

Does Afwerki’s GERD Visit Signify Change of Heart?

The visit of the Eritrean president to the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam shows a change of position in Eritrea, which had...

IGAD Issues Alert over Ageing Tanker Abandoned in the Red Sea

A possible oil spill from the dilapidated tanker would occasion a massive environmental catastrophe in the Red Sea which more than 30 million livelihoods...

FAO Hopes to Get East Africa Locust Invasion Under Control by Year End

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects it will have the record desert locust swarms that have plagued East Africa under control...

Understanding, Managing Risks of Rennaissance Dam and the Nile

When construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed, the Nile will have two of the world’s largest dams—the High Aswan Dam...

Drought Forecasts for Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia

Every five or so years, it rips me apart to watch the same tragedy: a La Niña weather cycle brings devastating drought and hunger...

Conflict, Illicit Trading Makes Cheetah Existence Uncertain in The Horn

The 8-week-old cheetah cubs should have been with their mother. Instead, they were penned up in a small village near Erigavo, Somaliland, after a...