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2009-06-15 12:25:00

According to the Climate Change Unit of Uganda's ministry of water and environment, one of the highest peaks in Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Speke, went from being covered with 536 acres of ice in 1906, to a mere 45.7 acres in 2006. Satellite images taken in 1987 and again in 2005 reveal that the majority of the thaw has taken place over the past 20 years. 87-year-old Yasamu Maate speaks of a time when he could stand in his garden on a clear, cloudless morning and see the ice caps on...

2008-09-07 06:00:07

Text of report by Juma Kwayera entitled "Nema makes fresh bid to stop Tanzania's soda ash project" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 7 September; subheading inserted editorially Kenya and Tanzania are headed for a fresh round of confrontation after the former restated its previous position that the planned construction of a soda ash and salt extraction factory on the shores of Lake is economic assault. A new environment impact assessment report...

2008-09-02 06:00:21

Text of report by Ibrahim Kasitaby entitled "Early oil scheme not yet okayed" published by state-owned, mass-circulation Ugandan daily The New Vision website on 2 September The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has not yet approved the proposed early production scheme for oil by Tullow. Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA environment assessment coordinator, said: "There are issues that were raised during the review process and at the public hearing, which need to be...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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