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New York prepares for Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011

New York prepares for Hurricane Irene

New York State Governor has declared an emergency state of preparation to curb potential impact o Hurricane Irene  approaching over the weekend. In all over 250, 000 people in New New are most likely to be evacuated from their residence by Saturday morning. It is the first time in 20yeas that such massive evacuation is taking place. Places like Maryland and more...

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Tropical Storm Irene threatens Caribbeans

August 22, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene threatens Caribbeans

There are reports that Tropical Storm Irene is approaching and it’s a threat to many within the Caribbean Islands. The National Hurricane Centre in Miami has confirmed that the tropical storm could turn into hurricane before making landfall. The storm is expected to pass in Puerto Rico and make a land fall in Dominic Republic on Monday.   Tropical storm more...

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Ukraine Blast leaves several Miners Dead

July 29, 2011

Ukraine Blast leaves several Miners Dead

An emergency report released by the Ministry of the former soviet republic indicates that at least 16 coal miners have been killed on Friday in the Eastern Ukraine at Lugansk region.   The explosion which occurred at about 1:57 a.m. local time (22:55 GMT Thursday) injured about two miners while 10 people are still missing. The ministry is conducting an more...

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Mudslide Kills University Students in South Korea

July 28, 2011

Mudslide Kills University Students in South Korea

In the Southern part of Korea, a heavy rainfall which activated mudslides killed at least 32 people. Students operating a volunteer camp for nearby children in a resort village in Chuncheon were asleep at midnight when suddenly the landslide surrounded their home. As many as 13 University students have been found dead in the mud. The Chuncheon police rescued about 20 more...

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U.S Experiences Severe Heat Wave

July 22, 2011

U.S Experiences Severe Heat Wave

The United States, particularly with the Central and Eastern parts of the country , is experiencing high temperatures of about 44 C (110 F) which has lead to the loss of about 22 lives. The National weather service has warned that the heat and humidity is quite dangerous and it will be expected to continue until Sunday.  Close to 50 per cent of the population are now more...

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Global Warming threatens International peace and Security

July 21, 2011

Global Warming threatens International peace and Security

The United Nations Security Council has declared that climate change is a real threat to international peace and security. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges all developed countries to lead in the global fight in finding ways of mitigating and adapting detrimental effects. Emerging economies also need to shoulder their fair share in the more...

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The Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany: Rising to the Climate Challenge

July 4, 2011

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany: Rising to the Climate Challenge

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, travels to Berlin, Germany, to co-host with Germany, the Petersberg climate Dialogue II entitled:” Rising to the Climate Challenge”. The visit took place on the 3 and 4 July 2011.   South Africa and Germany jointly invited about 35 Ministers as well as their more...

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Recycling for Poorer Countries

July 4, 2011

Recycling for Poorer Countries

Recycling is the process whereby used materials (waste materials, such as glass, paper or plastics) are turned on into a new product. The idea of having a used product recycled has become a daily routine particularly for those in modernized societies. Many factors motivate people to have their used products recycled, some of which are outlined below. First, recycling more...

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Seasons in Reverse? Hot Springs & Rainy Summers

May 11, 2011

Seasons in Reverse? Hot Springs & Rainy Summers

The Netherlands is experiencing the driest spring it has ever had in years. The current dry weather may persist for several weeks, but quickly rising water temperatures in the North Sea my cause rainfall activity to increase. Meteorologists predict that the rainfall will be restored to average by mid-July, and that brisk showers may be a strong possibility. Still more...

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The Okavango Delta: From Wasteland to Water Wonderland

April 21, 2011

The Okavango Delta: From Wasteland to Water Wonderland

Every year thousands of tourists flock to the Okavango Delta in Botswana as it is transforms from parched savannah into rich wetland. The Okavango Delta is seen as one of the world’s largest inland water systems. Its headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango River, which then flows through Namibia (called more...

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