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Research Points to Greenhouse Gases For Dlobal Warming

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By John Myers
Forum News Service
DULUTH, Minnesota. -- Research by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor that separates Earth's natural climate variability from outside factors points in particular to greenhouse gas-induced climate change as the likely cause of the warming planet.

The study found that natural climate variability probably has helped keep things cooler in recent years than they otherwise would have been due to the outside factors.

Graviola Tree Fruit Cures Cancer

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad at all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists Now Accepting Applications

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ICPAC Announces 39th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum February 23-25, in Nairobi

IGAD CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC)
THE THIRTY NINTH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF39) ANNOUNCEMENT
VENUE: NAIROBI, KENYA
DATE: 23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2015
FORUM THEME:
EARLY WARNING TO COPE WITH CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE IN SUPPORT OF RESILIENCE BUILDING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
1. INTRODUCTION

ATTENTION apply for reporting fellowships now..BEAT THE DEADLINE

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for reporting fellowships on two different topics: health/development and religion.

These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.

Applicants may choose only one area of focus per application; if you would like to apply for both health/development and religion fellowships, you must submit separate application forms for each.

Ecuador street scene.
Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra reported on health and development in Ecuador in 2014.

Super Salt Tolrant Potatoes Developed

Innovation: Salt Farm Texel
BY Arjen de Vos, Owner, Salt Farm Texel
Organisation: Salt Farm Texel
Country: Netherlands

LAST YEAR-2014-IS HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD

14 of 15 Hottest Years Have Been in 21st Century

Warming Trend Continues in 2014

Geneva, 2 February 2015 (WMO) The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has ranked 2014 as the hottest year on record, as part of a continuing trend. After consolidating leading international datasets, WMO noted that the difference in temperature between the warmest years is only a few hundredths of a degree – less than the margin of uncertainty.

El Nino Still High Probability of Occurring

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Based on the latest models, the chance of an El Niño developing during the current December-February season is over 80%, up slightly from last month. These odds for the current season are also higher than those issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center/IRI forecast on December 4.

World Meteorological Organization Confirms Weak El Nino 2015

EMBARGO 1800 GMT Thursday 4 December 2014

Current Situation and Outlook

FARMERS IN AFRICA AND SOUTH ASIA TO FORM INTER REGIONAL NETWORK

Ethiopia will be one the focal point in East Africa

By Tewodros G. daily News Addis Ababa

Kampala, UGANDA - Farmers, academician, policy makers and other stakeholders gathered in Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 22 -24, 2014 to discuss the establishment of network which farmers from Africa and South Asia can exchange environment and climate knowledge and techniques in order to adapt the challenges of climate change in the region farmers live.

African and Asia Farmers Leaders, Climate Experts, Academicians Meet In Uganda

Kampala:David Nsiyonna Luganda Kampala, Uganda
Leading Climate Experts, farmers together with academicians have concluded a three day conference in Kampala, Uganda to hammer out ways pf laying the foundation for farmers networks in Africa and South Asia to enhance climate services on the two continents.

The Conference,'Improving Climate Service for For Farmers n Africa and south Asia (ICSFASA), was opened by Dr. James Mutende, Minister of State for Technology in Uganda who stressed the importance of modernizing agriculture as a means of attaining sufficient food security for Africa.

Journalists in the Nile Basin Meeting in Entebbe Uganda

Breaking News. Over 30 journakists from 10 countries of the Nile Basin are meeting in Entebbe, Uganda for an intensive training program on reporting on the Nile Basin. The one week training has drawn senior environmental journalists from all the countries in the Nile Basin. More news coming.....

Will Climate Change Lead To conflict or Cooperation?

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

By Joel Jaeger
In conflict-prone regions such as Darfur, violence is sometimes blamed on climate change.

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.

Director of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Raleigh thinks that researchers and the media have put too simplistic a spin on the link between climate change and violence.

Cassava Best Alternative Crop Against Climate Change, Say Reseachers

August 4th By CHRISTOPHER BENDANA
The New Vision Newspaper, Kampala
Cassava is likely to become a major food for Ugandans due to the unfolding climate change, according to a senior researcher at Namulonge.

The effects of climate change have led to long dry spells which is limiting the production of other major food crops such as maize that need a lot of water to grow.