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Monthly Archives: September 2014

‘Poorly ventilated dental clinics pose mercury health risk’

Dental clinics and medical schools still making use of amalgam, as well as incinerators/medical waste treatment facilities, have been identified as extremely high risk environments for mercury vapour emissions, posing health risk to workers, patients and the general population. According to a study conducted by SRADev Nigeria, this is due to the fact that a considerable number of dental clinics ...

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New York summit: The peoples’ Revolution for Climate Change

The instinct for revolution often arises in the face of reaching a dead-end limit on the threshold scale of expectations and in some instance could be misjudged as a form of desperation for a change; but then, if seen in the light of a reasonable reflection, it looks more like a path or rather an awakening to a healing process. ...

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Thailand’s tortoise seizures escalate, says report


Tortoises and freshwater turtles may be slow movers, but they are being smuggled at lightning speed through Thailand, with close to 19,000 seized in six years. A new TRAFFIC report, Seizures of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Thailand 2008-2013, analyses 53 reported seizures of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Thailand, over half of which took place at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in ...

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The march towards a new climate deal

In 1997, when the whole world birthed the Kyoto treaty, it was like we were certainly reaching a monumental turning point in the history of humanity when we can all work unanimously towards curbing the unhealthy increase in global green house gas concentration.  The commitment period was seen as a reasonable timeframe to get the goal of the protocol achieved ...

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Climate deniers and the limits of politics

An instance of consulting some 100 doctors concerning the health of a child and about 97 of the doctors all gave similar prognosis with well proven evidences which all share an above average similitude, Then left with just three of the consulted doctors who in their respected view of  experimentation have not totally arrived at a definite answer. Then having ...

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Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing

Two Roadshows were held recently in Abuja and Lagos (on the 9th September and 11th September respectively), courtesy of the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) to introduce project developers, prospective applicants and network members to the second cycle of clean energy financing projects. The forum was tagged “WAFCEF 2014”. The Roadshows provided opportunities for participants and potential ...

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Lagos Ebola containment: Govt. pledges to support affected hospitals

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 it from Ebola Virus after the first imported case by a Liberian /American died in the hospital on July 25.   The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola visited the hospital on Friday and promised the state will replace equipment the ...

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Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone begins three-day lockdown

A three-day curfew has begun in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, in order to halt the spread of the disease. Many people have been reluctant to seek medical treatment for Ebola, fearing that diagnosis might mean death as there is no proven cure. A team of 30,000 people is going house-to-house to ...

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China approves plan to combat climate change

The Chinese central government on Friday approved a plan that maps out major climate change goals to be met by 2020.   This was contained in a statement released on the website of the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).   The State Council, China’s cabinet, gave a green light to the plan which was proposed by the NDRC, ...

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