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India's National Disaster Relief Force to take a leaf out of fishermen March 25, 2019   |  Source : Deccan Chronicle

India's National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has been working for strengthening regional-level cooperation for a quick and efficient response to natural calamities, its director Satya Narayana Pradhan has said. The endeavour will be to leverage strengths...

Cyclone Idai: Death toll rises to 750 as Mozambique city of Beira begins long road to recovery by Farai Sevenzo and Emanuella Grinberg March 25, 2019   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2019 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

As the death toll for Cyclone Idai rises to 750 people across southern Africa, the storm hit city of Beira is slowly beginning the long road to recovery. The Category 2 storm made landfall shortly after midnight on March 15 in Beira, a port city on the...

Harrowing scenes after Cyclone Idai with inland ocean visible from outer space by Anna Cardovillis, Jenni Marsh, Jack Guy and Columbus Mavhunga March 23, 2019   |  Source : CNN  | Copyright : 2019 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

As many as "300 to 400" bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space. The harrowing scene, described by Zimbabw...

Ghana’s 'Queen Fishmongers' face an uncertain future by Daisy Brickhill March 22, 2019   |  Source : Nexus Media

Each morning, men living in fishing communities along Ghana's coastline push off in search of the day's catch. But when the boats come back to shore, it's the women who take over. In Ghana's fishing industry, women process and sell the fish caught by m...

Canadian fisherwoman breaks social stereotypes by Binsal Abdul Kader March 22, 2019   |  Source : Gulf News  | Copyright : Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2019. All rights reserved.

A 29-year-old Canadian woman is reluctant to transition from her blue-collar fishing life embraced at the age of 12 into a white-collar existence, despite achieving high academic qualifications. Tiare Boyes from Victoria is now a postgraduate in Marine...

New Iceland-FAO partnership focuses on fisheries and Blue Growth March 22, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News. All rights reserved.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of Iceland have agreed to work closely together to facilitate the design and implementation of programs "supporting the long-term conservation of living marine ecosystems...

Chinese imports driving Kenya's fishermen to despair by Andrea Dijkstra March 21, 2019   |  Source : BBC  | Copyright : 2019 BBC

As the frozen fish defrosts under the hot Kenyan sun, fishmonger Mechak Juma prefers not to tell his customers that it has come all the way from China. We are at the largest fish market in the city of Kisumu, on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria, Afr...

SA scientist Dr Jackie King wins Stockholm Water Prize by Cheryl Kahla March 21, 2019   |  Source : The South African  | Copyright : Blue Sky Publications Ltd

South Africa’s Dr Jackie King has been named as the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her groundbreaking contributions to global river management. Her work has provided tools to decision makers allowing them to quantify the real costs and benefits o...

World Water Day: How far would you walk for water? by Kria Sakakeeny March 21, 2019   |  Source : Oxfam  | Copyright : 2019 Oxfam America Inc.

Like the air we breathe, water is essential in our lives. But for at least 2.1 billion people, clean water is still out of reach. Did you know that disease from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kills more people each year than all forms of vio...

A World Water Day surprise - The moon may be a great place to make water by Marshall Shepherd March 21, 2019   |  Source : Forbes

World Water Day is March 22nd, 2019, and the theme is "leave no one behind." In 2010, the United Nations (UN) established that access to water is a human right. Billions of people still live without safe drinking water, particularly marginalized group...

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