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Uganda: Controversial Crude Oil Pipeline

October 7, 2022

Along the shores of Uganda’s Lake Albert, huge deposits of crude oil have been discovered that TotalEnergies and the Chinese state-run company, CNOOC want to tap.

Uganda Fischerdorf am Albert See

Starting in 2025, oil should be flowing through a pipeline that’s not yet built, from Lake Albert in Western Uganda, across nature reserves, past Lake Victoria, and all the way to the Tanzanian coastline. Environmental and human rights activists are horrified.


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South Africa: Climate Change Causing Weight Loss in Whales

Marine biologists working for the University of Pretoria in Hermanus are tracking the migration of whales to understand how climate change is affecting their routes and feeding patterns, research that is of “paramount importance” according to the whale unit at the Mammal Research Institute. In the past decade, drastic changes have been observed in southern right whale migration, reproduction and body condition, changes that were likely caused by a drop in food supplies in the Southern Ocean due to climate change.



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