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Exxon Mobil may be probed over climate ‘lies’


California state officials will look into whether or not Exxon Mobil Corp. repeatedly lied to the public about what it knew about global warming and what it told investors. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says she will investigate whether the dishonesty amounts to securities fraud or the violation of environmental law. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is investigating whether Exxon ...

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Jebba-Mokwa road, a national disaster – Funke Adedoyin

Funke Adedoyin

The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army, Funke Adedoyin, has described the Jebba-Mokwa Road as a national disaster. She said the road needed urgent reconstruction. Adedoyin disclosed this in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Wednesday when she led a delegation of the Committee on the Army on a courtesy call on the Kwara State ...

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Coalition unites to block India water privatisation schemes


Groups plan series of escalating events to expose details of controversial Nagpur PPP model promoted by Modi government, World Bank This week, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees’ Union (NMCEU), 25 Nagpur grassroots civil society groups, and organisations from across India kicked off two weeks of escalating events to demonstrate the failure of Nagpur’s public-private partnerships (PPP) water privatisation scheme, including a ...

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From London to Delhi, air pollution kills. Why do we do nothing?


Pollution in some world cities is more than 12 times higher than safe levels. Maybe it explains why residents aren’t taking to the streets to complain After a week in Kolkata, blessed with mellow sunsets created by the yellowy haze that hung over the city, I flew back to Britain via Delhi on Friday. Our descent into Delhi was delayed because ...

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Explosive oil fields of the Niger Delta


Recent bombings of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta again raise the spectre of escalation of conflicts in the region. While we cannot say the reasons for the incidents, it does appear to be calculated acts of sabotage rather than mere vandalism. In cases of vandalism the motive routinely is the stealing of crude oil or refined petroleum products. Where ...

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How Moringa trees save lives in Malawi


Amid some rain drizzles, Francis Martin Chiponda stuns communities and foreign nationals from World Vision Support offices by declaring his HIV positive status. His declaration was not by force but meant to testify how he is still surviving. Chiponda – who comes from Champhula Village Head in Nthondo, Ntchisi District – was confirmed positive in 2006 after undergoing HIV voluntary ...

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Amina J. Mohammed emerges new WSSCC chair


Amina J. Mohammed, Nigeria’s Environment Minister, has been announced as the new Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) effective from April 5, 2016. An erstwhile Assistant-Secretary General and Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Mohammed will chair the Steering Committee and guide the work of WSSCC’s Geneva-based Secretariat, its operations in ...

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Ogun declares zero-tolerance for poor waste disposal


The Ogun State Government says it has declared zero-tolerance for improper waste disposal across the state in order to maintain a clean and hygienic environment at all time. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, lamented that people still dumped refuse on road median and drainages despite government’s recent campaign against indiscriminate dumping of ...

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Paris Agreement: UAE urged to diversify economy from oil

Christiana Figueres

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has abundant opportunities to diversify its economy away from oil as a result of the impulse of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate convention, on Monday told a distinguished audience at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Addressing the Court, Ms. Figueres said opportunities ranged from displacing coal ...

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Photos: President Buhari at opening of Abu Dhabi events

President Buhari

Apart from  gracing and delivering a speech at the opening of the World Future Energy Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday likewise met with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and participated at the official opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  

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