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Air pollution: Egypt, Nigeria, SA are Africa’s most polluted countries – Report

Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa have emerged as Africa’s most polluted countries in terms of air pollution disease burden, with profound health consequences for...

Only seven countries meet WHO air pollution guideline – Report

The 6th Annual World Air Quality Report has revealed troubling details of the world’s most polluted countries, territories, and regions in 2023. For this year’s...

Ghana and air pollution: a ticking time bomb

Air pollution is the leading environmental risk factor in Ghana that contributes to most deaths and disabilities, according to the Institute for Health Metrics...

How increased exposure to pollution leads to dementia

Long-term exposure to one of the most prevalent types of air pollution may increase the risk of developing dementia, a debilitating neurological disease associated...

Dirty air is the second leading cause of death in Africa, after HIV/AIDS

According to Clean Air Fund, a philanthropic initiative tackling global air pollution, the rate of exposure to dirty air is increasing with urbanisation and...

Activists react as wildfire smoke shuts down US schools, cancels games

Smoke from Canadian wildfires on Thursday, June 8, 2023, drifted south, blanketing cities in thick, yellow haze along the US East coast that has forced...

Ozone pollution increases cardiovascular disease hospitalisations

Exceeding the World Health Organisation (WHO) ozone limit is associated with increases in hospital admissions for heart attack, heart failure and stroke, says a...

Nigeria unveils new programmes to curb air pollution

The Federal Government on Monday, January 23, 2023, inaugurated new programmes to curb air pollution largely caused by the transport sector in the country. The...

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$38tr in yearly damages: World economy committed to income reduction of 19% due to climate change

Even if CO2 emissions were to be drastically cut down starting today, the world economy is already committed to an...
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Govt collaborates with environmental practitioners’ institute on sustainability

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Abuja expressed determination to partner with the Institute...

SRADev, NESREA proffer guideline for effective waste batteries management

Having identified health and environmental hazards associated with substandard recycling activities of lead acid batteries, a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed...

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Govt collaborates with environmental practitioners’ institute on sustainability

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Tuesday, April 16,...
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