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  • California Dec 12, 2019

    Guy Fieri Among Celebrity Chefs Teaming Up to Feed Kincade Fire Evacuees, First Responders

    As firefighters in Northern California’s wine country race to contain the devastating Kincade Fire that has ripped through more than 76,000 acres and destroyed 86 homes, a group of well-known Bay Area chefs have come together to feed the thousands of displaced evacuees and first responders.

  • executive director Oct 10, 2019

    Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

    An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Bono of the rock band U2 “committed to raise at least a further $100 million...

  • food Jul 1, 2019

    Body Falls From Plane Into London Garden

    A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport after a 9-hour flight from Nairobi, landing in a south London garden, police and airline officials said Monday. The Metropolitan Police force said the body of an unidentified man was found in a residential garden in south London’s Clapham area on Sunday, and it’s believed he...

  • United Nations Apr 28, 2019

    160,000 at Risk in Mozambique After 2nd Cyclone in 6 Weeks

    A second disaster unfolded on Sunday in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region’s main city from the outside world. Some 160,000 people were at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead. “Help us, we are losing everything!” residents in Pemba city...

  • Associated Press Apr 10, 2019

    Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Now Above 1,000 in Southern Africa, Cholera Cases Top 4,000

    The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000. The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as “one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere.” Zimbabwe’s information...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2019

    Mozambique City Battled Climate Change, Then Came a Cyclone

    Long before Cyclone Idai roared in and tore apart Mozambique’s seaside city of Beira, the mayor dreamed of protecting his people from climate change. It would be a huge challenge. Large parts of the city of 500,000 residents are below sea level on a coastline that experts warn is one of the world’s most vulnerable to global warming’s rising waters....

  • Alexandra Villarreal Mar 24, 2019

    Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

    The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen’s boats have been ferrying out Buzi’s displaced, sometimes scores of people crammed into a single vessel. But Veronica Fatia was going against the tide, up waters...

  • chief Mar 24, 2019

    Cyclone Death Toll Above 750; Fighting Disease New Challenge

    Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446 while there are 259 dead in Zimbabwe and at least 56 dead in Malawi...

  • chief Mar 23, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Southern Africa Need Help After Cyclone

    A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique. Members of the Indian and South African militaries are joining aid groups in flying over stretches of central Mozambique as they look for signs of life and people in need. No one knows how many...

  • Associated Press Mar 21, 2019

    After Cyclone's Deadly Blow, Africa Now Has an Inland Ocean

    A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and entire towns. The flooding has created a muddy inland...

  • President Mar 19, 2019

    Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Mozambique

    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. “It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast...

  • NBC Oct 5, 2018

    Down to Earth with Dagmar: The Extinction Crisis

    We hope that what you’ll see on this special presentation of Down to Earth with Dagmar Midcap will entertain, inform and inspire you.

  • director Apr 13, 2018

    Battle to Save Africa's Elephants Is Gaining Some Ground

    The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world’s worst poaching has happened. It wasn’t a killer who targeted her but a conservation official, immobilizing her with a dart containing drugs. Soon she was snoring loudly, and they propped open her trunk with a twig to help her breathe. They slid...

  • California Jan 10, 2018

    African Elephant, Hippo, Rhino Populations Shrink in Wartime

    War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa’s elephants, rhinos, hippos and other large animals. The researchers analyzed how decades of conflict in Africa have affected populations of large animals. More than 70 percent of Africa’s protected wildlife areas fell inside a war zone at some point since 1946, many...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2017

    Before Elephants, US Loosened Limits on Lion Hunt Trophies

    One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began issuing permits Oct. 20 for lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016 and 2018. The agency is...

  • law enforcement Dec 29, 2016

    Maimed Lions Show Challenges of Recovery in African Park

    They are amputees, lions that lost paws to wire snares or metal-jaw traps set by poachers. The 10 or so maimed carnivores represent one-sixth of the lions currently monitored in Gorongosa, Mozambique’s flagship national park. These survivors, rescued, treated and released by park staff, highlight the pressures of rebuilding a lion population that was almost wiped out during a civil...

  • Associated Press Jul 21, 2016

    500 Elephants Get New Home in Massive African Relocation

    A half-dozen African elephants lay strewn on a riverside plain in Malawi, immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter in a massive project to move 500 elephants, by truck and crane, to a sanctuary for the threatened species....
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    As development squeezes Africa’s wildlife areas, this kind of man-made animal migration is increasingly seen as a conservation strategy in Malawi, one of...

  • Australia Jun 10, 2016

    Possible Debris From Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane Found Near Madagascar

    Debris found washed ashore in Madagascar by a man who previously found a part from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be examined by investigators to see if it, too, came from the missing plane.

  • NBC Mar 24, 2016

    Debris in Mozambique ‘Almost Certainly' From Flight MH370: Officials

    Debris recently discovered in Mozambique most likely came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished mysteriously two years ago, Australian officials said Wednesday. In a statement, Australia’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said that an analysis of two items found that they were “consistent with drift modeling” that “further affirms our search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean,”...

  • China Mar 11, 2016

    South African Teen Finds Possible MH370 Plane Debris

    A South African man says his teenage son may have found part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on a beach in Mozambique. Casper Lotter said Friday his son Liam found the piece on Dec. 30 near the town of Xai Xai and returned to South Africa with it. The curved piece has a five-digit number on it. Lotter said...

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