• Bird Flu outbreak confirmed in Uganda

    Hundreds of migratory birds died at Lutembe beach in Entebbe and at Bukakata in Masaka which are hot spots for migratory birds from Europe The government has confirmed the break-out of the highly virulent H5N1 Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu along the shores of lake Victoria in Wakiso and Masaka districts. It is […]

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  • “I will work for the Success of Western Uganda Science Journalists Network”

    “What USJA has done is unique. It is not usual for national journalism associations to think about journalists who are not based in Kampala. The scaling of USJA to include us gives us confidence and trust that this is an association we should be part of. I confidently say I will work for the success […]

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  • 2016 set to be hottest year, says WMO

    Besides food shortages, millions of people across Uganda have faced difficulties of water shortages due to drought The heat that was generated by the El Ninho effect in much of Sub-Saharan Africa has largely disappeared according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), but heat due to global warming continues to rise, an indication that climate […]

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  • Lira prepares to evict encroachers from wetlands

    People occupying wetlands and those cultivating in them in Lira district should start looking for other places to settle in before they are evicted forcefully. Richard Mugolo, Chief Administrative Officer for Lira, says that the district is about to implement a directive by President Yoweri Museveni to free wetlands of settlements throughout the country. In […]

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  • Politicians feel heat from rising temperatures

    New research shows that the hotter it gets, the quicker the pace of political change. Flickr Photo By Kieran Cooke New research shows that the hotter it gets, the quicker the pace of political change. Not only is climate change bad for the planet, but rising temperatures could mean politicians face a greater risk of […]

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  • Obsolete? The gases used in most of today's refrigerators and air conditions is dangerous to the planet. New agreement will see most of these replaced but at a considerable cost to developing countries

    Ban on dangerous refrigerant chemical, ‘a landmark’ in war on climate change

    Over 190 countries have reached what has been described as a landmark step when they agreed in Kigali recently on a systematic process to replace the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners, with safer and lesser polluting alternatives. HFCs were developed in response to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, a […]

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  • Water scarcity, lack of political-will hamper irrigation

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