Ogar: How forest fragmentation mirrors social fragmentation

Ogar: How forest fragmentation mirrors social fragmentation

Forests ecosystems are a dynamic, constantly changing community of living things, interacting with non-living components. Forests are valued on social, […]

Japan pledges $1.5bn to Green Climate Fund

Japan pledges $1.5bn to Green Climate Fund

Japan on Sunday announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging […]

Study: West Africa leads in renewable energy, energy efficiency

Study: West Africa leads in renewable energy, energy efficiency

The ECOWAS Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report,  produced collaboratively by REN21 and ECREEE with lead authorship from the Worldwatch Institute, provides a regional perspective on […]

Nigeria boosts climate adaptive capacity in Osun community, others

Nigeria boosts climate adaptive capacity in Osun community, others

Rural communities in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are being offered a helping hand in their bid […]

How climate challenges smallholder vegetables farming in Zambia

How climate challenges smallholder vegetables farming in Zambia

It is late afternoon and the September heat is taking its toll on some portions of Moroson Hakakwale’s vegetable garden. […]

Ekiti, Ondo, Delta showcase community forestry strategies as states jostle for UN-REDD+

Ekiti, Ondo, Delta showcase community forestry strategies as states jostle for UN-REDD+

The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) has suddenly become the beautiful bride […]

IPCC concludes AR5, says climate change threatens irreversible, dangerous impacts

IPCC concludes AR5, says climate change threatens irreversible, dangerous impacts

Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate […]

Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing

Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing

A bill for an act to establish the National Biosafety Management Agency appeared to scale a major hurdle last week […]

Science & Tech

Gas flare-out: Mallam commends Total’s commitment

// May 30th, 2014 // 651 views
  Mallam Minister of Environment, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, has commended French oil and gas giant, Total, over its determination to be the first multinational oil corporation to stop offshore... 
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Agric & Biotech

Syngenta sued for $1bn over China’s rejection of GM corn

// Oct 19th, 2014
Syngenta sued for $1bn over China’s rejection of GM corn
US corn prices plummeted as China rejected all shipments containing traces of Syngenta’s MIR162. Farmers from five major corn growing states have filed three class action lawsuits against... 
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Health

Mercury: CSOs demand end to Africa’s use of dental amalgam

// Oct 1st, 2014
Mercury: CSOs demand end to Africa’s use of dental amalgam
Over 30 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), including the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev) Nigeria, have signed a declaration calling for Africa to be the... 
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Human Settlement

Eggheads explore emerging African Urban Agenda

// Oct 10th, 2014
Eggheads explore emerging African Urban Agenda
Efforts to tackle the growing challenge of urbanisation on the African continent is being revisited as settlement development practitioners gather for three days in Lagos from Monday, October... 
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Real Estate

Nnimmo Bassey emerges Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Architects

// Nov 21st, 2014 // 133 views
Nnimmo Bassey emerges Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Architects
Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has bagged the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA). The renowned environmental activist, who is a trained... 
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Sustainable Devpt

Mining affected communities around the world say ‘No to Mining’

// Nov 13th, 2014
Mining affected communities around the world say ‘No to Mining’
A clear message is coming from mining affected communities the world-over: No More! In a statement released today by the growing Yes to Life, No to Mining movement – a global coalition... 
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Water & Sanitation

Bread of Life clamours end to open defecation

// Nov 21st, 2014
Bread of Life clamours end to open defecation
As Nigeria joined the world to mark the World Toilet Day during the week, the Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLDF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on the citizenry... 
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Climate Change

Will new climate treaty be a thriller, or Shaggy dog story?

// Nov 21st, 2014
Will new climate treaty be a thriller, or Shaggy dog story?
This December, 195 nations plus the European Union will meet in Lima for two weeks for the crucial U.N. Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP 20. The hope in Lima is to produce... 
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TV Reports

Lagos Ebola containment: Govt. pledges to support affected hospitals

It has been two months the Nigerian government and the World Health Organisation shut down First Consultant Hospital to decontaminate... 

Cartoons

State of emergency

State of emergency

State of emergency on the environment     Cartoon by Francis Odupute  Read More »

Renewable Energy »

Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing

On Sep 21, 2014

Two Roadshows were held recently in Abuja and Lagos (on the 9th September and 11th September respectively),... 

Tony Elumelu: Heirs Holdings will generate a quarter of Nigeria’s power needs

On Sep 14, 2014

Global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has said that the group “has the... 

Marine

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