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Tanzania records catastrophic decline of elephant populations

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There has been a catastrophic decline of elephant populations in Tanzania over the past decade, the country’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, has disclosed. According to him, the latest estimates of elephant populations have seen numbers plummeting from an estimated 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014. Government officials said that it was highly likely that the ...

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US, EU accused of neglecting land use sector emissions in INDCs

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As countries prepare to finalise a climate agreement in Paris in December, global leaders like the United States and the European Union are releasing intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which are country specific action plans that outline how they intend to reduce global warming emissions. An analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the ...

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Hidden threats of the rising energy costs

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Although gas prices are temporarily low at the pump, long-term energy costs are on the rise. According to State of the World 2015 contributing author Nathan John Hagens, a former hedge fund manager who teaches human macro-ecology at the University of Minnesota, nations are papering over those costs with debt. Higher energy costs are leading to continued recessions, excess claims ...

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World Environment Day 2015: Earth’s resources are finite

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Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank, sheds some light on the theme of the 2015 World Environment Day Friday, June 5, is World Environment Day (WED) which celebrates positive environmental action and calls on each of us to create change. The theme of WED – “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – reminds us that we only have one planet, and ...

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Wetlands International conducts Niger Delta ecosystems study

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A breakthrough study sponsored by Wetlands International in collaboration with the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) has successfully completed work on developing coherent information base on the ecosystem services delivered by various Niger Delta habitats. Results of the study conducted by the Department of Applied and Environmental Biology of the RSUST, Port Harcourt, were validated at a recent ...

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‘Like Dubai, Nigerian city plans should have focus, vision’

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Nigerian urban planner, Yacoob Abiodun, has called on his professional colleagues to protect the elements of physical development plans and avoid them being distorted. Similarly, he emphasised that, in the process of preparation of blueprints for cities, planners should define what such city wants to showcase. He spoke against the backdrop of developments on Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ...

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