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Africa’s heritage sites in peril as planet heats up

Scores of African landmarks threatened by climate impacts Carthage and Sabratha ruins, Mount Kilimanjaro at risk Lack of funding, research hampers conservation efforts NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to the ruins of the ancient Tunisian city of Carthage and Senegal’s slave island of Goree, Africa has …

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Drought has killed 205 Kenyan elephants in 10 months, minister says

NAIROBI, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Drought in Kenya killed 205 elephants and scores of other wildlife between February and October as much of East Africa endures its worst drought in 40 years, tourism minister Peninah Malonza said on Friday. Although sporadic rainfall has finally started in the region, Kenya’s Meteorological Department is forecasting below-average rainfall …

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In Kenya, climate change shrinks Maasai Mara wildebeest migration

Several hundred thousand wildebeest migrate annually Migratory herds shrinking as drought, floods increase Great migration could collapse within decades, expert warn MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, Nov 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Maasai elder Ngararika Noompunito beams as he recalls the awe he felt as a boy when herds of bellowing wildebeest passed close to …

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As climate shocks loom, a race to document Namibia’s rock art

Namibia’s rock art threatened by climate change Indigenous heritage at risk of being lost Calls for funding to study ancient paintings, engravings OMARURU, Namibia, Nov 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Among the rambling herd painted onto the rocks of Namibia’s Erongo mountains, some creatures are easy to spot – the long necks of giraffes, the …

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Portugal’s drought prompts water price rise, street-cleaning ban

Aerial view of a previously submerged village revealed by low water levels in Cabril dam reservoir in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal, July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Miguel Pereira Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LISBON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Facing an unprecedented drought, Portugal’s government recommended 43 municipalities temporarily increase water prices for their biggest …

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‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-hit dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has caused havoc for many in rural Spain, but one unexpected side-effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists – the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has preceded. Officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal but dubbed …

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Drought-hit Kenyan herders save wildlife – and their livelihoods

Drought drives animals into villages to eat crops, attack cattle Communities and private landowners partner to protect wildlife With farming a threat to biodiversity, conservancies are growing OLCHORO OIROWUA VILLAGE, Kenya, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Robert Nampaso and more than 30 other Maasai livestock-herding families leased some of their land in western …

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Tourist boats marooned, farm land parched as drought lowers Europe’s rivers

VILLERS-LE-LAC, France, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Business for Francoise Droz-Bartholet has reduced to a trickle, just like stretches of the Doubs River straddling the French-Swiss border that her cruise boats usually ply. Water levels in rivers, lakes and reservoirs across western Europe are running low, or even dry, amid the severest drought in decades which …

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Portugal cuts golf course irrigation in drought-hit Algarve tourist hub

View of a previously submerged village revealed by low water level in Cabril dam reservoir in Pedrogao Grande, Portugal, July 13, 2022. REUTERS/Rodrigo Antunes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LISBON, July 22 (Reuters) – Facing an unprecedented drought, Portugal will cut irrigation of golf courses and green spaces in its tourism-dependent …

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