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  • Angolan Minister calls for healthier environment
    06 june 2002 10:01:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Fisheries and Environment Minister, Fatima Jardim Wednesday urged the civil society to strive for purer and healthier environment, to ensure sustainable development. Full text...

  • Minister decries air pollution in Mauritius
    06 june 2002 07:30:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is suffering from serious air pollution traced to crushing, smoke from cars, industrial activities and refuse-incinerating plants, according to Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan. Full text...

  • Ben Ali for new environmental solidarity mechanism
    05 june 2002 23:33:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Wednesday urged governments to create new solidarity mechanisms dealing with problems that impede environmental protection and development. Full text...

  • Kenya creates environmental management body
    05 june 2002 21:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has established an environmental management body with a mandate to punish those who violate the country's environmental policies. Full text...

  • Uganda conservationists struggle to save River Nile
    05 june 2002 21:00:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan celebrated Wednesday's World Environment Day at Jinja, the source of River Nile 80-km south-east of Kampala under the theme "Save Uganda Waters". Full text...

  • Combating pollution in Cairo is not yet a priority
    05 june 2002 19:54:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptians are too involved in their work and social activities or simply enmeshed in poverty to care about environmental issues. Full text...

  • Annan Urges Global Cooperation in Protection of Environment
    05 june 2002 18:35:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said a greater sense of mutual responsibility is needed if the task of protecting the environment is to be achieved. Full text...

  • Garbage abounds in Accra on World Environment Day
    05 june 2002 18:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- As Ghana observed World Environment Day, the problem garbage disposal remained acute in Accra, the country's capital, whose population is estimated at two million people. Full text...

  • UN launches oceans atlas on World Environment Day
    05 june 2002 17:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amid growing concerns over continuing deterioration of marine and coastal ecosystems, the UN and several scientific agencies Wednesday in Paris launched an Internet-based Oceans Atlas aimed at promoting the sustainable development of oceans. Full text...

  • Several Nigerian States face environment disasters
    05 june 2002 17:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seven out of 10 persons living in the oil-rich coastal area of Nigeria's south-western Ondo state have fled due to oil pollution. Full text...

  • IFAW protests South Africa's plan to resume ivory trade
    05 june 2002 16:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said Wednesday that its innovative protest postcard campaign had been a resounding success for conservationists determined to retain the moratorium on trade in ivory. Full text...

  • Expedition confirms impact of global warming on Mountains
    05 june 2002 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An expedition dispatched to the Himalayas to chronicle the environmental health of one of the world's most famous mountain ranges, has noted startling evidence of the impacts of climate change. Full text...

  • Scientists agree on new strategy to observe earth
    04 june 2002 22:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Space agencies and the scientific community Tuesday agreed to use new parameters to improve satellite observation of the environment through the Integrated Global Observing System (IGOS). Full text...

  • Kenya moves slowly to protect its thinning forests
    04 june 2002 21:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At the initiative of the UN Environment Programme, some 400 seedlings were planted Tuesday at Kereita in a bid to reforest Kenya's Aberdare mountain range that has been denuded of its natural canopy. Full text...

  • Govt urges Zambians to protect the environment
    04 june 2002 18:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Levison Mumba, Tuesday called on his compatriots to take positive steps at reversing environmental damage. Full text...

  • UNEP to probe environmental situation in Palestine
    04 june 2002 12:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Klaus Toepfer, will visit Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories later this month or early July to launch an environmental study by UNEP experts on the territories. Full text...

  • World Environment Day 2002 Focuses on Mountains
    04 june 2002 11:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Environment Programme (UNEP) executive director Klaus Toepfer has enjoined the international community to look out for any behaviour harmful to the environment. Full text...

  • South Africa gets accolades for stance on whale tourism
    04 june 2002 10:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has praised South Africa's call for greater management of boat-based whale-watching operations. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts meeting on oil and gas technologies
    03 june 2002 23:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Representatives of several Western oil companies continued a three-day meeting in Tripoli Monday, to discuss oil and gas technologies, environmental protection and prospects of the energy sector in Libya. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches environment protection campaign
    03 june 2002 20:57:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Protection of the environment is neither a luxury nor optional, it is compulsory, Mauritius Minister of the Environment Rajesh Bhagwan has said. Full text...

  • Kenyan firms need tax incentives to preserve the environment
    03 june 2002 16:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Ahead of the celebration of the World Environment Day Thursday, some Kenyan entrepreneurs have proposed tax incentives to Companies with good environment management policies. Full text...

  • Libya hosts conference on ground water in Africa
    03 june 2002 09:17:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A three-day international conference on the management of the ground water in Africa opened Sunday in Tripoli at the behest of the Libyan Water Authority in conjunction with UNESCO. Full text...

  • Malian, Guinean experts urge preservation of River Niger
    31 may 2002 23:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Experts from Mali and Guinea meeting in the Malian town of Koulikoro (70 km from Bamako) at the 5th session of the Upper Niger Hydro-ecological Management Project have urged for more funding for the project. Full text...

  • Nairobi City Council to refine sewage for irrigation
    30 may 2002 22:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- The Nairobi City Council intended to refine sewage water for urban farming if talks with the UN Habitat to fund a pilot project on irrigation succeeds. Full text...

  • Heat wave in Sudan keeps sniffing dogs off de-mining operation
    30 may 2002 22:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- High temperatures have slowed down the activity of dogs sniffing for mines buried in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) of the Nuba Mountains region in southwestern Sudan, observers monitoring the cease-fire in the area indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan gets OAU grant to restore forests
    29 may 2002 21:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The OAU has offered Sudan some 138,000 US dollars to complete the rehabilitation of forests in the country's Eastern District of Kasala, damaged by thousands of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in the region. Full text...

  • El Nino expected in Indian Ocean region in September
    29 may 2002 16:34:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Island nations in the Indian Ocean region are expected to be affected by the 'El Nino" climatic phenomenon by next September, Mauritian meteorologists disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sustainable Development summit's preparations underway
    29 may 2002 14:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The fourth and final preparatory committee meeting of the World Summit on Sustainable Development has started in Bali, Indonesia. Full text...

  • Senegal's minister for African environmental ties
    28 may 2002 17:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's youth, environment and public hygiene Minister Modou Fada Diagne on Monday urged African countries to enhance co-operation in environment protection to promote sustainable development. Full text...

  • Kenyan families benefit from renewable energy project
    27 may 2002 20:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 1,500 families in Kenya's Meru North District have benefited from an African Rural Energy Enterprise Development Project sponsored by UN Development Programme (UNDP). Full text...

  • South Africa's decision to resume whaling criticised
    27 may 2002 12:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Conservationists have expressed shock at South Africa's decision to vote for the resumption of commercial whaling at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Japan last week. Full text...

  • Liberia, UNDP sign biodiversity pact
    24 may 2002 19:05:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government and UNDP have signed an agreement to assist Liberia develop a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP), an environmental commission official said Friday in Monrovia. Full text...

  • Kenya calls for global environmental ethics
    24 may 2002 18:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Environment Minister, Joseph Kamotho, said Friday that humanity should repair the huge damage it has done to the environment, or face the consequences of increasing natural disasters. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets environment grant from UN agency
    24 may 2002 13:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Global Environment Facility (GEF), a UN agency, has granted Nigeria 15 million dollars for the acquisition of environment-friendly technology in the foam and air conditioning trade sector, a Nigerian official said. Full text...

  • UNEP Issues Alert on Africa's Environmental Health
    22 may 2002 23:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Poor land use, unchecked logging and bad fishing practices are some of the issues the African continent has to address urgently in order to avert a major crisis already facing it, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) warned Wednesday in a statement. Full text...

  • UNEP Report Details Dire State of Global Environment
    22 may 2002 22:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Over 70-percent of the Earth's land surface could be affected by the impacts of roads, mining, cities and other infrastructure developments in the next 30 years unless urgent action is taken, the UN Environment Programme, UNEP, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa moves to check air, water, soil pollution
    22 may 2002 17:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Mary Metcalfe, Local Minister of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs in South Africa's Gauteng Province, has outlined priorities for the 2002-2003 financial year with minimisation of air, water and soil pollution high on her agenda. Full text...

  • Kenyan students discuss biotechnology options
    22 may 2002 12:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 200 students from schools in and around Nairobi gathered at the United Nations Complex at Gigiri, on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital Wednesday, in a brainstorming session on various aspects of biotechnology. Full text...

  • Reunion to attend Johannesburg Earth Summit
    22 may 2002 09:44:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion's President Paul Verges will represent the "European peripheral" regions at the August World Earth Summit in South Africa, Reunion's Communication Service said in a statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya on the verge of making chemicals, drugs from herbs
    21 may 2002 22:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is on the brink of making a breakthrough in the manufacture of pesticides, crop storage chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs from extracts of the Neem tree, a leading environmentalist disclosed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algeria to spend 971 million dollars on environment
    20 may 2002 21:50:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria will soon launch a 971 million US dollar programme aimed at improving the country's environmental situation, the minister of the environment Cherif Rahmani told a seminar in Algiers Sunday. Full text...

  • IFAW moves to the rescue of Zimbabwe's drought-stricken wildlife
    20 may 2002 16:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reported Monday that it was helping to keep water holes filled in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, following southern Africa's worst drought in ten years. Full text...

  • Kenya to exploit its natural resources' economic value
    20 may 2002 11:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's minister for environment, Joseph Kamotho, said Monday that the government recognised the economic value of its natural resources, particularly forests, and was in the process of integrating the values into the national accounting system. Full text...

  • Floods disrupt schooling, cause accidents in Kenya
    20 may 2002 09:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Floods have made schools inaccessible to hundreds of pupils in Kenya's parts of Lake Victoria basin a fortnight after they re-opened for a second term. Full text...

  • Environmentalists complain about damage from elephants
    18 may 2002 18:51:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Four Southern African countries have expressed concern over the destruction of the eco-system by an exploding elephant population. Full text...

  • Algerian capital to have 11 desalination plants
    30 april 2002 23:57:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The authorities of the Algiers prefecture have decided to provide the Algerian capital with 11 sea water desalination plants of 1500 cubic metre each to make up for the acute water shortage in the area. Full text...

  • Heavy rains pound Kenyan cities
    30 april 2002 19:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Heavy rains pounded Nairobi, its environs and other parts of Kenya Monday night, leaving floods in many places. Full text...

  • Authorities crackdown on illegal fishing in Lake Victoria
    29 april 2002 11:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan fishing authorities Monday said they burnt outlawed nets and other fishing gears that local fishermen were caught using at the weekend on Lake Victoria, shared by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Full text...

  • Scientist warns of Lake Victoria's degradation in East Africa
    26 april 2002 09:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An environmental scientist with the Nairobi based International Centre for Research in Agro-Forestry (ICRAF) has warned that Lake Victoria is threatened by urban and industrial pollution as well as rampant soil erosion at its water sources. Full text...

  • First regional conservation forum set for Kenya
    26 april 2002 08:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 120 delegates from eastern Africa and beyond gather in Nairobi Tuesday to deliberate on the need to form partnerships in implementing conservation initiatives. Full text...

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