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By Mohammed Omer
GAROWE, Somalia, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - E lectronics shop owner Mohamed Nor had a thriving business selling televisions and phones in Somalia's coastal town of Bosaso until three days ago, when the most powerful storm to hit the country hammered his business and left him with nothing.
"I had a booming shop in downtown Bosaso. It has been flooded. I lost my entire property worth over $35,000," Nor, 39, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many parts of the global economy, especially agriculture and the cement and steel industries, are heading in the wrong direction or cleaning up their act far too slowly to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, researchers warned on Thursday.
At this rate, goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement - aimed at heading off the worst impacts of wild weather and rising seas by curbing temperature rise - will not be met, said a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and ClimateWorks Foundation.
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By Kate Chappell
KINGSTON, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Early each morning, Pamelita Dann arrives at her farm in eastern Jamaica hoping thieves have not stolen any of her crops. She carefully checks the onions, watermelon and papayas - more often than not, something has been snatched overnight.
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By Thin Lei Win
ROME, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the world's 450 public development banks held their first summit this week, committing to steer the global economy onto a greener and more resilient path, data showed poor communities hit hard by climate change are receiving little financial help.
By Thin Lei Win
ROME, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the world's 450 public development banks held their first summit this week, committing to put the global economy on a greener and more resilient path, data showed poor communities hit hard by climate change are receiving little financial help.
Less than 2% of climate finance goes to small-scale farmers in developing nations, despite their vulnerability to worsening extreme weather and their crucial role in feeding billions of people, said a new report on Thursday.
By Kim Harrisberg
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cape Town faces an 80% higher chance of another 'Day Zero' drought by the end of the century if greenhouse gas-emissions keep rising at current rates, research showed on Monday, as the South African city races to safeguard water supplies.
Following a 2018 drought in South Africa that nearly caused Cape Town's taps to run dry, known as Day Zero, officials have been working to avert further water crises that could put lives at risk and destroy livelihoods in the coming years.