Urban farming headache . . . once again

Tanyaradzwa Rusike With generous rains having been received countrywide, every conceivable open space in cities, not least Harare, is being hoed as part of land preparations for planting maize. As a result, swathes of previously ashen-looking parched land have been systematically turned into mounds of brown earth. Patches that have been planted after the first […]

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 […]

Govt takes climate change awareness campaign to Mash Central

Government has started the second phase of Climate Change Mainstreaming District Awareness Campaign in Mashonaland Province. Officials from Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and other Government departments today launched the programme in Guruve. They will also go to Mbire, Muzarabani and Mt Darwin among other districts in Mashonaland Central. The district […]

Political climate change taking centre stage

AS the discourse of climate change continues to unfold, taking new twists and dimensions, at various international gatherings, it’s the political voices and views that are shaping the nature of discussions as opposed to purely environmental concerns. While issues of climate change, from the environmentalists and climate change experts’ points of view, are sufficiently clear […]

Southern Africa at increased risk of climate change

A new report on The Global Climate has identified significant changes in climate in the last five years since 2015, including in Southern Africa, suggesting a renewed threat of climate change impacts and variability. The report by the World Meteorological Organisation ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit held in New York in September, reveals […]

Photographer zeroes in on climate change

BULAWAYO photojournalist, Crispen Ndlovu has embarked on a continental tour capturing historical features which could become extinct due to climate change. His photo-shoot follows a documentary about government atrocities dating back to Gukurahundi, including last year’s August 1 killings titled—The Killing Machine. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style, Ndlovu said the motive was to […]

Piggery project powers Masvingo college 

By Hazvinei Mwanaka  More than 2,000 students and teachers from Masvingo Christian College in Zimbabwe’s southern town of Masvingo are now enjoying their studies following installation of an eight-cubic metre bio-digester plant at the school. The bio-digester is a joint venture between the college and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). According to EMA Masvingo provincial […]

‘Take part in climate change mitigation’

Stakeholders in the public and private sectors have been urged to participate in climate change mitigation and adaptation in order to safeguard human lives, livestock and wildlife, as well as attain Vision 2030. The call was made by Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri during the official opening of an Inter-Ministerial […]

Planting trees can be ‘main weapon against climate change’: Study

Planting huge amounts of trees across the globe could be an effective way to fight climate change, a new study has established. Using the worldwide potential for close to an extra billion hectares of tree-cover could absorb a large share of all carbon emissions humans have produced so far, wrote researchers from Zurich University in […]

‘Climate change will cripple economies’

Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm countries will suffer the most on a warming planet. Researchers who examined data from 174 countries over 50 years found that persistent […]