California Heat Wave Forces to Open Cooling Centers for Residents

California Heat Wave Forces to Open Cooling Centers for Residents

Due to California’s hot weather, they have provided cooling centers for people who need them. Currently, there are 40 cooling centers, which were set up by the county’s emergency department. Some of the cooling centers have been set up in recreation, park facilities, libraries, and senior living facilities. The shelters are offering shelter in air-conditioned […]

Juneau Icefield Is Disappearing Slowly

Juneau Icefield Is Disappearing Slowly

  The Juneau Icefield could sooner or later be gone, and is, in essence, almost disappearing completely. A recent scientific publication has concluded that under differing scenaria, the icefield will be reduced in size. One model predicts total elimination by the year 2200. Researchers associated with the University of Alaska – Fairbanks (UAF), Cornell University, and […]

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

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