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EnviroNews launches mobile app

environews logo

Leading online environment and development magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, has launched an Android version of its mobile app. The mobile app makes it easy and convenient for its readers across the world to access the medium’s multimedia news and stories via their smartphones. Commenting on the development, Publisher/ Editor, Mr. Michael Simire, said: “This is a vital first step forward in ...

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Shell campaigns against crude oil theft in Ogoniland

Crude oil

A campaign against crude oil theft mounted this year by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has highlighted the dangers of crude oil theft and sabotage of pipelines to more than 40 communities in the four local government areas in Ogoni land – Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme. “This public service campaign is a clarion call to ...

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UN expert questions Lagos government’s policy on water

Leo Heller

A United Nations expert has urged the authorities in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, to ensure the 2017 budget improves funding for water and sanitation access for the estimated 21 million residents. The comments from the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, come after the State Governor presented the proposed budget to the Lagos House ...

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Challenges of waste disposal in Lagos this Yuletide

waste disposal

  Radio reports archives The success of a  festival is not only measured by the number of people that participated in it and the volume of eating and drinking; but also the arrangements put in place to clean up the venue of the occasion. This may as well apply to the Christmas and New Year celebrations. What facilities are put ...

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Obama bans oil drilling in parts of Atlantic, Arctic oceans

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama of the United States on Tuesday, December 20 2016, moved to solidify his environmental legacy by withdrawing hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi ...

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How firms boosted COP22


The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pole, of the Steering Committee for the 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), led by Saïd Mouline, Director of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), organised and executed several campaigns to raise awareness to the general public on environmental challenges and innovative technologies and solutions in favor of ...

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REDD+: Protecting forests, revitalising communities in Kenya

Kasigau Corridor

In the Kasigau Corridor region of East Kenya, generations of cattle grazed the fields into dust and labourers clear-cut much of the dryland forest for firewood and farmland – because survival was at stake. To reverse deforestation and spur progress there, Wildlife Works, a company that helps local landowners in the developing world monetise their forest and biodiversity assets, created a ...

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UN unveils early preparations for COP23

World Conference Centre Bonn

The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference – specifically the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The Conference will be convened under the Presidency ...

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Our conservation wins in 2016, by WWF

Tiger, India

Sara Thomas, Manager, Online Advocacy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), lists the conservation group’s achievements in 2016, which she tags “a year of action” Powered by our partners’ dedication to conservation and continuous commitment to be the voice for wildlife and wild places, we’ve achieved some big wins. Here’s a look back at some of the incredible things they helped us accomplish ...

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UN Security Council passes resolution on human trafficking

Yury Fedotov

Executive Director the United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, has welcomed a resolution passed at the UN Security Council on Tuesday. “The resolution offers a powerful recognition by the international community that persons desperately fleeing armed conflict are especially vulnerable to trafficking in persons and to other forms of exploitation,” said the UNODC Chief. Mr. Fedotov was speaking ...

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