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Transition from coal to renewable energy in Africa | White & Case srl

Blocking funding for gas power projects in Africa may seem like a sensible climate policy. But is it? Although the generally accepted ultimate goal is to replace fossil fuels entirely, there are strong arguments to begin by replacing coal with natural gas, especially for baseload generating capacity. Finding alternatives to fossil fuels is one of […]

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Studying polar bear poop to reveal why contaminants are trapped in the body

A new study from the University of Toronto at Scarborough using polar bear poo reveals why certain chemical contaminants can get trapped and build up inside the body. Polar bears tend to store certain contaminants in their bodies because they are at the top of the food chain, eat very fatty diets, and have evolved […]

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SunLive – King Salmon’s Death Considered Animal Welfare Disaster

New Zealand’s King Salmon revealed a 42% mortality rate for salmon they reared in warm water areas during their fiscal year ending January 31, 2022. For salmon towed to colder waters, the mortality rate was 37%. Anna de Roo, head of SAFE campaigns, says it’s a disaster for animal welfare. “If it happened to cows […]

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What is a South African Krugerrand found at Debbie’s? The preview of “Everything But Home” is full of antiques

The HGTV show Everything but the house premiered Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET with returning host Lara Spencer. This series is different from conventional home improvement shows, which is clear from the title because it focuses on the valuables inside people’s homes that can be sold. Lara Spencer, host of hello america, […]

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Photos: African lion cub Pilipili makes its debut at Lincoln Park Zoo

For the first time in 20 years, Lincoln Park had its “Lion King” moment. The legendary Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed its new cub to pride in March, and the youngster was officially welcomed to the city on Saturday as he explored the outdoors for the first time. Pilipili and her mother Zari run as onlookers […]

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Promoting sustainable growth in Africa in the post-COVID-19 era

Children warmed by a fire in a camp for displaced people in Yemen, January 11, 2022. /CFP Children warmed by a fire in a camp for displaced people in Yemen, January 11, 2022. /CFP Editor’s note: Hamzah Rifaat Hussain, a former visiting scholar at the Stimson Center in Washington and a former research assistant at […]

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$30,000 reward offered for information on Washington Wolf Killings

SEATTLE — Conservation and animal welfare groups today announced a combined $30,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the illegal killing of four wolves in northeast Washington earlier this year. Stevens County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered four dead wolves on Feb. 18 while on snowmobile patrol. An incident report says deputies reported the […]

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Burkina Faso bakers demonstrate against soaring wheat prices

Earlier this week, the stores of some bakers who had already raised their prices were raided and closed. In response, other bakers across the West African country protested Thursday by closing their stores. In a press release published by the association of bakers –Federation of Bakery, Pastry and Confectionery Patrons of Burkina Faso —Members have […]

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El Salvador’s only state zoo closes after 69 years:

El Salvador’s National Zoo, the only state-run zoo, closed permanently on Thursday after operating for 69 years, and its more than 400 animals will be housed in “conservation” facilities, the government said. “As of today, the National Zoo is closing permanently,” the Ministry of Culture said on its Twitter account, which posted a photo of […]

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Elections in Kenya: Ruto and Odinga clash for the presidency

Kenya’s upcoming presidential election could mark the seventh time its citizens have voiced their opinions at the polls, but polls in East Africa‘s powerhouse still have the international community grimacing. With the August election already a tense two-horse race between Vice President William Ruto and former political prisoner and veteran presidential candidate Rail Odinga, onlookers […]

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Kelp Mitigate Ocean Acidification, Key to Health and Abundance of Important Shellfish |

Mike Doall and oyster farmer Paul McCormick with kelp grown on the Great Gun Oyster Farm. Photo courtesy of Professor Christopher Gobler Stony Brook-led study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, reveals results that combat climate change and apply to new oyster farming methods STONY BROOK, NY, May 25, 2022 – While kelp is known […]

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Ministry to cap visitors to parks and game reserves

Economy Ministry to cap visitors to parks and game reserves Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Wildlife and Tourism. PICTURES | NJAU SALATON | NMG By ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author Summary The high-volume parks and reserves, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Nairobi National Park, will not allow visitors beyond their capacity of […]

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“A government that listens”… to zookeepers

Having spent the past 10 years or so interviewing at least one different person a week: I found myself sympathizing with my colleague Laura Calleja, in her futile efforts to get a single, cohesive answer from Animal Welfare Minister Anton Refalo. In case you missed it, I’m referring to a press event this week where […]

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Minnesota Legislative Session 2022: What’s Happening?

A special session is “likely” after state lawmakers failed to finish discussing key proposals before the deadline expired early Sunday morning. Gov. Tim Walz was due to meet with legislative leaders to discuss a timeline for carrying out these actions, as the DFL and GOP seek to reach an agreement on tax cuts and spending […]

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Nigerians spend $221m on overseas education in three months – CBN report

An analysis of data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that Nigerians spent at least $220.86 million on overseas education between December 2021 and February 2022. This is according to CBN data on the amount spent on educational services under sectoral use for transactions valid for currencies from December 2021 to February 2022. […]

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Horror Moment Zookeeper Has His FINGER Snatched Off By Lion After Sticking His Hand In The Cage

A ZOO keeper ended up having his finger ripped off by a lion as the beast attacked him in front of terrified visitors. The video shows the moment the Jamaica Zoo man screams after putting his hand in the beast’s cage. 4 The zoo keeper laughs and jokes while playing with the lion 4 Everything […]

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Conservation Groups and Experts Urge Center to Realign Katni-Singrauli Rail Corridor | Bombay News

Mumbai: Leading conservation groups and experts on Friday called on the Union Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change and Ministry of Railways to protect the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh realigning the existing Katni-Singrauli rail corridor, which has led to at least 39 wildlife deaths since 2010, including that of a mother tigress […]

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EXPLAINER: 4 Stablecoins available to Africans and where you can get them

Stablecoins have drawn a lot of attention, amidst the TerraUSD ($UST) stablecoin crash in May 2022, which wiped out $42 billion for $UST and $LUNA holders. That being said, several stablecoins continued to maintain their peg to the dollar, remaining stable as expected. These include reserve asset stablecoins such as: USDC USDT BUSD A fourth […]

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StanChart earnings rise on negative loan provisions

By JAMES ANYANZWA Standard Chartered Bank Kenya boosted its profits in the first quarter of 2022 by making a negative provision for loan losses in hopes of an economic recovery from the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The lender, which is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), recorded a negative loan loss provision […]

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Are elephants people? The New York High Court will decide

Is this elephant legally considered a person? A non-profit animal rights organization says yes and now hopes to help free an elephant from New York’s most notorious zoo. The New York Court of Appeals will decide whether the pachyderm will be moved to a much larger sanctuary at the request of the group. This could […]

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What’s behind Sri Lanka’s crippling debt crisis?

Sri Lanka is undergoing a large-scale economic collapse and political crisis, with every chance of further violent unrest. Last week, the Speaker of Parliament warned of an impending hunger crisis. This week ‘new’ prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a septuagenarian in his fifth term as prime minister since the 1990s, warned the country was running out […]

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The “greatest show in the world” returns, without the circus animals | Smart News

Tiger tamer Alexander Lacey puts his tigers on their feet in one of Ringling Bros.’ final performances. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey closed in 2017, it was supposed to be for good. After 146 years of operation, the […]

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47 new doctors of veterinary medicine recognized at the start of the new academic year in spring 2022

May 18, 2022 TU College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2022 Pledge Ceremony. Contact: Anissa Riley, Director of External Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) Class of 2022 had 47 newly recognized Doctors of Veterinary Medicine on April 30. In-person Veterinary Medicine Oath and Hood Ceremony from College […]

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Cruelty and Animal Welfare – Latest News – The Nation

It is with extreme concern and love for animals that I write this letter to you. I have always loved animals, especially lions alongside many others. Seeing such wild animals that are supposed to be free in the jungle is sad, dying alone in cages without food or proper medical care. It is not […]

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Africa demands “a fair international financial architecture” | The new times

Calls for a fair international financial architecture grew on Monday (May 16) in Dakar, Senegal. The call was made by President Macky Sall during the Annual Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, ECA’s largest annual event where participants debate key issues concerning the development of the continent. . It also discusses […]

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UF Department of Ecology and Wildlife Conservation’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee takes initiative to oppose FDOH recommendations for treatment of gender dysphoria in children

BY JENNIFER CABRERA A statement drafted by the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee is being circulated to several departments at the University of Florida (UF), asking UF faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff to “call the UF President, UF Provost, UF Faculty Senate, and Dean of the UF […]

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Sibanye-Stillwater raises first tonnes of R4bn, 4,000 jobs K4 platinum project

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The first tons have been hoisted at Marikana K4, Sibanye-Stillwater’s high-yield platinum-group metals (PGM) recovery project, which was largely pre-developed and outfitted when acquired with the late Lonmin in 2019. “The K4 project is an unrivaled and industry-leading project in the PGM industry that will provide significant value and benefits to all […]

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Majestic, playful, great spectators: meet the African lions at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo | Way of life

With elegant grace, 10-year-old Abuto walks through his exhibit at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and heads for the stuffed hard-boiled eggs inside an enrichment toy. The magnificent mane of the African lion would even make the Breck Girl envious. And thank you, there’s a solid barrier between you and this 519-pound cat. “You look at […]

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By Garima Prasher To ensure animal welfare Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), the researchers analyzed their level of stress. The results showed that the animals are not only stressed, their level of stress is related to the number of visitors to the park. The study found that animals were most stressed during weekends (Sunday and Friday) […]

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BNPL Suppliers Defy Skeptics: Shortage of Defaults

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) – and their customers – appear to be handling macro pressures well. Loss provisions are increasing, as are trading volumes, indicating that the relatively new business model is resilient. Inflation is hot. Consumers live paycheck to paycheck, as readers of this space know well. For many of the digital-only startups […]

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New guidelines from the International Maritime Organization to combat wildlife smuggling

This endorsement by the specialized agency of the United Nations sends a strong message about the growing international commitment against the Illegal Wildlife Trade (CIES) and its impacts on global biodiversity, directly threatening the survival of many species in the state. wild. The Guidelines have been officially submitted to the FAL46 by Brazil, Colombia, Germany, […]

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Obasanjo, Osinbajo, Soludo and others offer solutions to Africa’s infrastructure deficit

*Kyari: Continent will solve its energy problems before joining the renewable energy movement *AFC launches $2 billion intervention for African countriesEmmanuel Addeh and James Emejo in Abuja Several African personalities including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Nana Akufo-Ado, Governor of Anambra State, and Professor Chukwuma Soludo converged on Abuja yesterday to […]

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Residents report a lion on the loose in a town in southern Romania

Citizens of Targoviste, a city in southern Romania, were notified on Thursday morning May 12, via the public RO-Alert system, that a lion was roaming the streets of the city freely. Several residents alerted the authorities to the presence of the lioness. However, authorities were unable to locate the animal, according to the latest media […]

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Wickremesinghe chose the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to ease the crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s former five-time prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, engulfed in political and economic crisis. Wickremesinghe was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a ceremony at the President’s residence. Protesters blocked the entrance to the president’s office […]

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ASPCA mobilizes to provide essential support for animals affected by devastating wildfires

Animal welfare organizations across New Mexico asked for help from the ASPCA to evacuate homeless animals and provide additional support in affected communities SANTA FE, New Mexico, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At the urgent request of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico (AWC), ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty […]

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Nigeria: Faced with massive financing of government deficits, the CBN refuses to publish its annual reports

The Central Bank of Nigeria has not made its annual reports public since 2018, a move analysts say is aimed at covering up mismanagement at the biggest bank. In clear violation of its own laws, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has repeatedly failed to publish its annual reports detailing its operations and financial obligations. […]

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‘Kurt Zouma’ rule will jail people who post animal cruelty on social media

In the footage, which surfaced on social media in February, Kurt Zouma is seen dropping, kicking and slapping one of his cats, while laughter can be heard in the background. The 27-year-old then chases the animal before throwing a pair of shoes at it and slapping its head. The RSPCA took care of Zouma’s two […]

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After growing up surrounded by nature, 3 ‘musketeers’ end up at the Kerala Zoo

Residence ” DEEP DIVE” After growing up surrounded by nature, 3 ‘musketeers’ end up at the Kerala Zoo Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) It was a long-delayed visit for the three friends, who grew up in the majestic 55-acre Thiruvananthapuram Zoo. Although none of their former “friends”, which included lions, tigers, tigresses, monkeys, sheep and kangaroos, […]

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‘I can’t walk away’: Animal welfare campaigner scrambles to help chained dogs

But owners are often reluctant to improve the living conditions of their dogs. In eight to nine cases out of 10, they are not receptive. Li hears responses like, “The dog is lazy, he can’t stand, he only likes to sleep” or “If you care about animal welfare, then go to the shelter and adopt […]

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Fed makes biggest rate hike since 2000

AFP, Washington Sun, May 8, 2022 12:00 a.m. Last updated on: Sun, May 8, 2022, 12:00 a.m. Construction workers pass planks of wood to co-workers overhead during the construction of new apartments in Monterey Park, California. Inflation in the United States has become a major concern after the world’s largest economy saw annual consumer prices […]

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Eskom SUSPENDS load shedding on Saturday

Eskom has announced that it is suspending load shedding on Saturday, May 7, 2022, due to production capacity improvements. The beleaguered utility says units at some of its power plants have been returned to service and other units will be restored later today. “The power system has recovered to a point where load shedding can […]

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The Kansas City Zoo announces the death of the famous lion Mufasa

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Zoo announced the death of a lion on Friday. The 20-year-old lion named Mufasa was born at the zoo in 2001 and died this week. The zoo said it treated Mufasa for age-related issues for several years. Recently, her quality of life has started to decline. After a […]

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From nearly drowned to animal welfare ambassador

From being thrown into a river to drown to now being a valuable educational tool, Spirit the Alaskan Malamute has become an ambassador for animal welfare organization Hartbeespoort and his miraculous rescue is helping to raise awareness of animal welfare in South Africa. Spirit is now living her best life. Eight-year-old Spirit is finally living […]

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Elon Musk says he could take Twitter public within three years: WSJ

He was talking to private equity investors as he tried to raise money to fund his $44 billion takeover from the social media platform, the WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. Musk has until October to complete his takeover, Insider reported. Private equity investors privatize public companies in difficulty, turn them around, […]

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India and Germany team up to tackle climate and biodiversity conservation issues; Germany to offer aid of 300 million euros | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

Prime Minister Modi with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during the sixth round of intergovernmental consultations India and Germany on Monday signed a joint statement on forest landscape restoration, agroecology and sustainable management of natural resources as part of the sixth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGCs). The Joint Statement of Intent on Forest Landscape Restoration was signed […]

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Why non-alignment is an urgent imperative for the Global South

South Africa and other countries that abstained from voting against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly in response to the war in Ukraine are facing intense international criticism. In South Africa, domestic criticism has been extraordinarily acute and often clearly racialised. Abstention is often assumed to mean that South Africa supports the Russian invasion, […]

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When an Edinburgh Zoo polar bear escaped and eight other alarming escapes

At the time, it seemed that animal escapees from the capital’s zoo were alarmingly common. From sea lions living in the Water of Leith to wandering wallabies eager to try their luck in Edinburgh’s outback, there have been many occasions when the people of Edinburgh Zoo have taken a break for the freedom. READ MORE […]

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Nigeria should continue to borrow from the Eurobond market — Akpata

Egie Akpata is the chairman of Skymark Partners Limited, a company based in Lagos. He has extensive experience in financial markets; having worked at BMO Financial Group in Toronto, Deutsche Bank AG in New York, United Capital PLC and UCML Capital Ltd where he is a director. In this interview with Vincent Nwanma, he discusses […]

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Not much to celebrate on Workers’ Day – Numsa

Today is International Workers’ Day, but the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says there is not much to celebrate. “Twenty-eight years after the first democratic elections catapulted the ANC to power, the working class in South Africa continues to be dominated by white supremacy,” said union general secretary Irvin Jim. Jim points […]

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Spot the big cat soon at Bannerghatta Zoo

By Prakash VL The zoo authority confirms leopard safari may be open to visitors by May 15 The much delayed leopard safari in Bannerghatta National Park may open to the public in May. Zoo Authority Karnataka President LR Mahadevaswamy told BM plans to open the safari by May 15 were underway. There are many leopards […]