Environmental activists holding a demonstration in Lamu Island to protest against the planned establishment of a coal plant by the Kenyan Government. PHOTO/FILEBy PATRICK MAYOYOEnvironmental defenders are under attack. A new report released by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) clearly demonstrates that people who protect the environment...
Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs that are under threat. PHOTO/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.By ZEDDY SAMBUnewsdesk@reporter.co.keRapid and fundamental changes "in all aspects of society" are required to limit  climate warming around the world, a new...
By PATRICK MAYOYOnewsdesk@reporter.co.keSimGas, a sustainable biogas enterprise from The Netherlands and Kenya that aims to reduce effects of climate change has won the prestigious international “2018 Climate and Clean Air Award” hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The Climate and Clean Air Awards that were presided over by,...
Winners during the 2016 Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards. PHOTO/COURTESYKEY TIMELINES:June 5, 2018:  Official launch of 2018 ACCER Awards and opening for entries to eligible journalists across AfricaAugust 31, 2018:  Deadline for submission of entriesSeptember 3 – 5, 2018: Review of entries by a panel of judges and decision-makingSeptember...
In cities like Beijing in China, smog has become a major health issue.PHOTO/WMO/ALFRED LEEBy PATRICK MAYOYOnewsdesk@reporter.co.keTwo United Nations agencies are combining their expertise to counter the growing threat of extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, which cause more than 12.6 million deaths a year, it has been announced.The...
Massive air pollution from a coal plant. Residents of Lamu County and environmental conservationists are opposing a proposed coal plant in Lamu. PHOTO/PEXELSBy PATRICK MAYOYOnewsdesk@reporter.co.keJames Harrison placed his drink on the table and surveyed the expansive azure blue Indian Ocean from the balcony of Palace Hotel, in Lamu, on...
Farmers in Kenya are using various innovative ways to adapt to the effects of climate change. PHOTO/PEXELSIRIN-Seven in 10 of Kenya’s rural population makes a living from agriculture, mostly on small plots. In a good year, subsistence farmers harvest enough to feed themselves and their families, with perhaps a...
By ABDULHAKIM SHERMANnewsdesk@reporter.co.keCurrent pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, a new UN Environmental Program (UNEP) report reveals.The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference...
Coral reefs. PHOTO/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke   Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns, Dr David Obura, Chair of the International Union for Conservation of  Nature (IUCN)’s Coral Reef Specialist Group.Writing in the journal Science,...
The World Meteorological Organization Headquarters in Geneva. IPCC Secretariat is hosted by WMO. PHOTO/IPCCBy ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENTnewsdesk@reporter.co.keThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is calling for nominations of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC...