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Global funds back desert solar to bring power to 250 million Africans

Author: Soila Apparicio | Climate Change News | Published on 31/05/2018, 11:48 am | Desert to Power project aims to expand solar power across the Sahel region, where electricity access remains critically low A quarter of a billion Africans could be provided with solar power from the desert, claim organizations behind a new partnership in the Sahel region. The Desert to …

Climate models underestimate global warming by exaggerating cloud brightening

Date:April 7, 2016Source:DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summary: Researchers have found that climate models are aggressively making clouds ‘brighter’ as the planet warms. This may be causing models to underestimate how much global warming will occur due to increasing carbon dioxide. Many clouds surround the Southern Ocean. Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that climate models don’t …

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. The overall magnitude of VAD in Tanzania is 33 percent (Global Nutrition Report; 2014), affecting mostly children in preschool and women of reproductive age.  VAD …

Cool heads over global warming

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 Magazine  9  84 ShareThis Smoke from wildfires across the western US fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake  this month. Photo: Reuters Time is short but it is still possible to avoid a climate crisis, according to two new books, one each from either side of the Tasman. Tom McKinlay reports. There’s a crisis …

Call for concept notes: IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance

Note: This is a repost. Please refer to the links provided to see detail on how to apply to this opportunity, if interested. Thanks The IFAD-CCAFS Learning Alliance is calling for concept notes with the focus on economic valuation of climate risks and adaptation responses in agricultural development projects. Closing date: 10 November 2014, 08h00 CET. Rationale …

Agronomy for climate-smart agriculture in Latin America

Please Note: This is a repost. Please visit the links provided for more details of this opportunity. Thanks, Macedo If you are about to enroll in or conduct your Ph.D. research, you could be part of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS). INTRODUCTION Unpredictable climate is challenging farmers …

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