Is climate change making you anxious?… . . . here are coping tips from psychologists

Between news of devastating natural disasters, horrifying scientific predictions, and the infuriating lack of political will to do anything about it all, it seems we can’t catch a collective breath at the moment. some days, news about the climate crisis feels like a heavy weight on my chest. And I’m not alone. Some of us […]

Victoria Falls is not dry, climate change taking toll

“Facts have no feelings.” That’s a quote by flamboyant churchman Uebert Angel. It’s a quote that has made a lot of sense to Elisha Moyo in recent days — and perhaps to everyone else who has not allowed emotion to takeover fact in the aftermath of Stephen Sackur’s documentary on the Victoria Falls. The film […]

‘West not doing enough to fight climate change’

A Parliamentary delegation attending a climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, yesterday slammed developed nations particularly from the West for paying lip service to the effects of climate change. The delegation told a Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) that Western nations such as Britain were not walking […]

Solidarity key to halting climate change impacts in Africa

Since 2011, African climate diplomats, Government ministers, activists and journalists have met on the sidelines of the annual UN climate change summit to rally support for the continent’s cause, often relegated to the backwaters in negotiations dominated and monopolised by wealthy Western countries. The meeting occurs on a special day aptly called “Africa Day” mirroring […]

Mixed feelings over forex electricity bills

EXPORTERS have expressed mixed feelings over Statutory Instrument 249 of 2019 that compels exclusive and partial exporters to pay electricity bills in foreign currency. The regulations introduced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe are with effect from this month and will see exporters (both exclusive and partial) paying electricity bills in hard currency for six […]

Arcadia seals electricity deal

PROSPECT Resources, developer of the Arcadia Lithium Mine near Harare, has struck a “secure” power supply agreement with State power utility Zesa, which enables it to develop its electric vehicle batteries lithium project. An amount of US$162 million is required as capital expenditure to develop the lithium project to production and it is expected this […]

Call to incentivise investment in renewable energy

Government and the private sector should increase support for local engineers to develop cost effective domestic renewable energy solutions, which largely remain inaccessible to the majority of citizens because of the prohibitive costs. As more companies and individual households are turning to solar and other renewable energy alternatives in view of crippling power cuts, experts […]

How climate change impacted world in 2019

MADRID. – The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest […]

Poor macadamia harvest expected, climate change cited

MACADAMIA nuts farmers expect the poorest harvest ever this year owing to the side effects of climate change, which resulted in reduced rains and heat waves. Heat waves were experienced mainly between August and November last year, resulting in massive fruit abortion (fruit drops). In Zimbabwe, macadamia nuts are grown mainly in Chipinge and Chimanimani […]