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Cameroon urged to reduce disaster risk after northern floods

AlertNet: Following severe flooding in the north of Cameroon, the country is being urged by the United Nations to take steps to reduce disaster risks in the face of extreme weather. Three weeks of heavy rain in August in the North region caused the partial collapse of the Lagdo dam and the overflow of the Benue River, triggering deadly flooding in some 15 villages of both Cameroon and Nigeria. According to UN reports, 30 people died and 60,000 were displaced in Cameroon’s North and Far North regions,… Continue reading

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World’s most controversial dam, Brazil’s Belo Monte, back on

Mongabay: A recent injunction against controversial dam, Belo Monte, in Brazil has been overturned, allowing the first phase of construction to go ahead. The ruling by a higher court argued that not all environmental conditions must be met on the dam in order for construction to start Continue reading

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