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Climate change forces Alaskan village to relocate

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A Native American village in Alaska has voted to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas, officials have said. Shishmaref, located on a tiny island north of the Bering Strait that separates the United States and Russia, is losing up to 10 feet of shoreline each year, according to research by the ...

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Images: Amina Mohammed visits Morocco

Hakima El Haite

Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Amina J. Mohammed, recently embarked on a working Visit to Morocco on the invitation of Moroccan government. The visit, it was gathered, is geared towards fostering mutual relationship between the Nigeria and Government of Morocco in the area of the environment and sustainable development, in preparation for COP22, which will hold in November in Marrakesh. The visit ...

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Eurobonds offer succour for budget financing

Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

As the Federal Government begins the process of borrowing from the international markets, by way of floating $1 billion Eurobonds, all eyes are on the relevant authorities for proper utilisation of the bonds The Debt Management Office (DMO) on behalf of the Federal Government has commenced bids for the engagement of two international banks as joint lead managers and a ...

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Oceans began warming in the mid-1800s, study says

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Around 1830, just decades after the start of the Industrial Revolution, something happened around the world: As factories fueled by coal power spread across much of Great Britain, humans began to change the chemistry of the atmosphere, adding carbon dioxide to the air in small but increasing amounts. Not long after, the planet’s oceans started to warm up, kicking off ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice

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The shining of the sun all through the day and the continuous falling of rain do not necessarily mean climate change. We should bear in mind that these characteristics are good examples of weather condition while the melting of ice in the Polar Regions and extreme temperature in the Tropical Regions can be attributed to climate change. It is apparent ...

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GGGWeek2016: Climate action-packed week beckons

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Indications are that the Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be an energetic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximising Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public and private sectors to identify practical, innovative ...

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Ondo, timber merchants collaborate to curb illegal activities

Olusegun Mimiko

Executive members of the Timber Traders Organisation (TTO), Akure-Ofosu branch in Ondo State, have declared their readiness to join hands with the state government in curbing illegal activities of encroachers and poachers in the state forest reserves. They have also shown their willingness to collaborate with the state Ministry of Natural Resources in regenerating the forest reserves. The Chairman of ...

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Images: National Council on Environment in Lafia

Amina Mohammed

The 10th National Council on Environment (NCE10) was held at the Ta’al Conference Hotel Lafia, Nasarawa State last week. It was chaired by the Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed. The NCE10, themed: “Environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria: Empowering people, taking climate action and protecting the environment,” was preceded by the National Technical Committee session which ...

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Agriculture, Health ministries to lose departments to Environment

Amina J. Mohammed

Environmental Communication State governments have been asked to relocate the Forestry Department and other environment-related departments in Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Environmental Health Department in their Health Ministries to the Ministries of Environment. This directive formed one of several decisions arrived at the weeklong 10th National Council on Environment (NCE10) that held last week in Lafia, Nasarawa ...

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Shell trains Ogoni youths on enterprise development

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Youths in Ogoni land are being offered another chance to start their own businesses in the second LiveWIRE programme to be implemented by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Operated Joint Venture. This follows the training of 105 Ogoni youths in the first tranche in 2014/2015. Already, more than 100 youths from the four local government areas ...

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