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Family planning linked with improved environmental outcomes
Family

A collaborative international assessment of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers published since 2005 finds significant, albeit indirect, evidence that access to voluntary family planning can contribute to an environmentally sustainable world. Among more than 900 peer-reviewed scientific papers published since 2005, the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment (FPESA), a project of the Worldwatch Institute, found data and researchers’ conclusions ...

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DHL delivers Czech-born rhino Eliska to Tanzania
Eliska

To ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time, DHL provided a dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to transport female eastern black rhino Eliska from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of a conservation project International express delivery provider, DHL, has completed what it describes as a “landmark transportation project” with the delivery of a black rhino from its birthplace in ...

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Smart City Lagos: Necessity of the time (2)
Lagos

In my previous article published in EnviroNews Nigeria edition of Sunday, June 26, 2016, I touched on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Lagos State Government (LASG) and Smart City Dubai for the creation of Africa’s first smart city, Smart City Lagos. Some issues of concern were discussed, which included location, state of preparedness by the LASG, pattern ...

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Save Great Barrier Reef, Australian leader, Turnbull, told
In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A group of civil society leaders from India to the USA on Wednesday 29 June, 2016 called in an open letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to visit areas of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by climate change, and are demanding him to commit to actions that can save this natural wonder. As Australia winds up for a Federal Election on July 2nd, ...

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Lagos urged to shift stand on water privatisation
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Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Obasa Mudashiru, to side with Lagos people in rejecting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector. The ERA/FoEN, in a letter to the Speaker titled Privatisation Is Not Solution to Lagos Water Problem, frowned at attempts to foist the PPP model of ...

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Why biosafety law should be repealed, GMOs permits overturned, by activists

Activists Nnimmo Bassey (Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation – HOMEF), Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje (Food Sovereignty Manager/Coordinator ERA/FoEN and FoE International) and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (Convener Nigerians Against GMO) question circumstances leading to the granting of approval for GMOs to be grown in the country. They want permits issued to Monsanto to introduce GMOs into Nigeria overturned and the Biosafety law repealed ...

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Greenpeace demands retailer’s total commitment to renewable energy
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Greenpeace on Tuesday made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its “dirty love affair” with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town, South Africa, activists delivered a three-metre high engagement ring to ...

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Carbon emissions from 2015 fires in Southeast Asia greatest since 1997
Indonesia

A new study of the forest and peatland fires that burned across maritime Southeast Asia in 2015 has found that the carbon emissions were the largest since 1997, when an even stronger El Niño also resulted in extended drought and widespread burning. Using a pioneering combination of regional satellite observations, on-the-ground measurements in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) ...

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Controversial Peruvian amazon palm plantation up for sale
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The Melka group has unveiled plans to sell off controversial oil palm plantations in the Peruvian amazon. Public auctions will be held in Lima, Peru, over the next few weeks as the Melka group decides to sell land in Ucayali. A public notice placed in the Jakarta Post on June 23 outlined plans to sell the estate and plantations on the estate ...

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Solar aircraft completes Atlantic Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aircraft powered entirely by the sun, made history last Thursday morning by completing its crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. It had taken off days earlier from New York to cross the Atlantic on a trip around the world. The pilot, Bertrand Piccard, was able to reach Seville in Spain in about four days. Solar Impulse, the ...

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