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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Mosquito-borne diseases: US approves field trial for GM mosquitoes

Despite inherent concerns, genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs) will be released in the USA for the first time in 2018. The Food and Drug Administration...

World Health Day: World leaders urged to fulfill SDGs pledges

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged world leaders to live up to the pledges made toward advancing health for all while signing agreement...

Ahead rainy season, Akwa Ibom begins flood control intervention

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr Iniobong Essien, has said that government has embarked on various flood control intervention...

I’ll strengthen UN-Habitat, says new director

Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Maimunah Mohd Sharif, has pledged to strengthen the agency to make it more responsive...

Central Africa countries to restore 34.56m ha of forest in species-rich Congo Basin

Seven Central African countries have committed to restore some 34.56 million hectares of forest under the Bonn Challenge. The countries are: Cameroon, Central African Republic,...

Ministers, UN officials to discuss Paris accord at Africa Climate Week

Action on climate change will receive a high-level boost when ministers from eight countries in Africa and senior United Nations and other officials converge...

NiMet’s Seasonal Rainfall Predictions as guides against disaster

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has, over the years, shown commitment to producing timely Seasonal Rainfall Predictions (SRP) and other climate information to the...

Rapid emissions reductions will keep CO2 removal, costs in check – Study

Rapid greenhouse-gas emissions reductions are needed if governments want to keep in check both the costs of the transition towards climate stabilisation and the...

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When Rivers, Akwa Ibom communities told tales of oil pollution, environmental degradation

Oil and gas extraction activities in Nigeria are often accompanied by routine gas flaring and oil spills. The resulting...
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Activists want first Loss and Damage Fund meeting to target delivering operational fund by COP28

As the first meeting of the Transitional Committee of the Loss and Damage Fund commenced on Monday, March 27,...

Nigeria, Cameroon plan trans-boundary heritage site to protect endangered species

Nigeria and Cameroon are planning to establish a world heritage site for the protection of endangered species such as...

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When Rivers, Akwa Ibom communities told tales of oil pollution, environmental degradation

Oil and gas extraction activities in Nigeria are often...

Activists want first Loss and Damage Fund meeting to target delivering operational fund by COP28

As the first meeting of the Transitional Committee of...