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How space technology can revolutionalise agriculture

Kenya-satellite

The Director, Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD), Dr Spencer Onuh, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 said space technology could be deployed to revolutionalise agriculture to further boost the country’s foreign exchange reserve. Onuh made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The CSTD is a subsidiary of the National Space Research and ...

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International community urged to help Africa adapt to climate change

Cape Town

Participants at a Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 urged the international community to help Africa adapt to climate change. The three-day conference, taking place on the African continent for the first time, brought together more than 1,000 government officials, scientists, experts and business leaders from around the world to connect, learn ...

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Local research crucial to curb plastic waste pollution, say experts

Plastic pollution

Local research and enforcement of environmental laws are crucial in curbing plastic pollution, according to environmental experts. The experts, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Lagos, advocated for an integrated approach to addressing plastic pollution. Mrs Kofo Adeleke, Programmes Director at Community Conservation & Development Initiatives (CCDI), an ...

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Windstorm disaster: Buhari dispatches delegation to Bauchi

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi State, due to a windstorm that damaged an estimated 1505 houses. Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, June 19, 2019 said the delegation was to undertake an ...

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Climate Wednesday utilises sport to create plastic pollution awareness

Climate Wednesday

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Climate Wednesday, has embraced sporting activities to raise awareness about the negative effects of plastic waste pollution. As part of activities to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8), Climate Wednesday and ICCDI hosted an event tagged: “Sport for Plastic Pollution” on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Kids ...

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Indonesian hotel sets path towards carbon neutrality

Katamama Hotel

A beach hotel resort in Bali with a focus on sustainability has become the first company in Indonesia to take the Climate Neutral Now pledge, to measure greenhouse gas emissions, reduce where possible and offset the rest. This pledge is one of many being taken across the globe by organisations, companies, events and individuals to curb greenhouse gas emissions in ...

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AfDB mobilises funds to actualise Côte d’Ivoire pay-as-you-go solar home systems

Solar panel

In very remote rural areas of some African countries, access to electricity for low-income people is still through traditional and outdated systems such as battery-powered flashlights or oil lamps that pollute and are extremely harmful to health. In response to this urgent need, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a proposal to help Zola ...

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Melting of Antarctic ice is hastening, study finds

Melting Antarctic ice

Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting more rapidly than previously expected, a scientific study published in the scientific research journal Nature has revealed, adding to the sense of urgency to act on climate change and to finalise the rulebook of the Paris Agreement at the end of 2018. The study, funded by NASA and the European Space Agency ESA, concludes that losses from the ...

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IPCC opens registration for review of second draft of methodology report

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) disclosed on Monday, June 18, 2018 that registration is now open to review the second order draft of the “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement)”. The “2019 Refinement” is an update to the guidelines or methodologies that countries use to estimate their anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks ...

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Bayelsa community laments pollution from oil spill by Shell

Oil spill pollution

Residents of Agoro Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Monday, June 18, 2018 berated what they consider a poor and slow response to an oil spill from Shell’s oilfield in the area. They appealed to the Federal and Bayelsa State governments to come to their aid over the spill incident and compel Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) ...

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