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Why Nigeria will submit climate action plan in September


The Federal Government said in Abuja on Thursday, July 2, 2015 that its Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would be submitted in September. Dr Samuel Adejuwon, the Director, Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, who made this disclosure, said that Nigeria was taking its time to develop solid INDCs that would help address the ...

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Diabetes: Sitagliptin treatment poses no cardiovascular risk – Study


A study has shown that treatment with Sitagliptin does not increase the risks of major cardiovascular events or hospitalisation for heart failure MSD, known as Merck (NYSE: MRK) in the United States and Canada, recently announced the primary results of the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS), a placebo-controlled study of the cardiovascular (CV) safety of MSD’s DPP-4 inhibitor, ...

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IUCN: Columbia heritage site in conflict area no longer in danger

Parc national de Los Katíos

Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park has been taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger on Tuesday, June 30 2015 at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Bonn, Germany. The decision follows advice by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to the Committee. After suffering extensive damage from illegal ...

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INDCs: China to slash economy’s carbon intensity by 60-65%

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years on Tuesday (June 30, 2015), in a much anticipated strategy to help build a U.N. climate deal in 2015. The world’s top greenhouse gas emitter said it would invest more in clean energy and plant more carbon-absorbing forests as part of the plan. ...

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