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Kenya’s increasingly severe dry spells are putting pressure on the country’s cow and goat farmers. But a project in Isiolo is helping women tap into a booming – and drought-resistant – source of income: camel milk.
A camel milk cooperative has been set up in Kenya to give female entrepreneurs a boost and encourage the community to shift to an income generator that isn’t so susceptible to the effects of climate change.
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Rising sea levels could leave neighborhoods all over New York City underwater.
The red shading on maps created by Landscape Metrics show which areas of New York City would be underwater if sea levels rise between 1 and 5 feet.
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A new volunteer-led organization, Fleet Farming, is transforming under-used yards into working farms, producing delicious fruits and vegetables. The bounty is then sold at local markets, and 100% of the sales go back into the organization.
‘It’s estimated that the average American meal travels about 1,500 miles to get from farm to plate, according to the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. Globally, up to one-third of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the food and agriculture industry.
“One of the goals for the program is to help reduce these alarming numbers,” said Michele Bumbier, the organization’s program manager.’ Read more here.
“Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, South Africa’s leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry. But clean energy advocates say the smartest move would be to back the country’s burgeoning wind and solar power sectors.” Read more here.