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Last stretch of Bangkok climate talks eyes progress, clarity on finance

Bangkok Climate Change Conference

Hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating over the weekend against political inaction on climate change even as negotiations carry on laying the groundwork for COP24 With a day to go until the Bangkok climate talks wrap up on Sunday, September 9, 2018, the glaring void of finance is staring the world in the face and threatens to erode trust ...

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IITA clinches 2018 Africa Food Prize

IITA

For its creative work in generating solutions on and off the farm, innovative solutions that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, and rampaging crop pests and disease, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has emerged winner of the 2018 African Food Prize. IITA is said to be the first institution to receive the ...

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12 states to experience flooding, warn NEMA, NHISA

Lokoja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country will soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday, September 7, 2018 during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with relevant stakeholders in Abuja. Mr Clem Nze, Director, Engineering Hydrology, NHISA, listed ...

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Earth tremor: Scientists warn against indiscriminate blasting of rocks

Abuja

Some scientists have called on regulatory agencies to check the incessant rock blasting in the country in order to prevent recurrence of earth tremors. They made the call on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Abuja in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to them, regulatory agencies should come up with rules and regulations that will prevent people from indiscriminate ...

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Floods cut off three communities in Lagos

Lekki flood

Some communities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State have been cut off following early morning three-hour downpour on Friday, September 7, 2018 which had rendered the road leading to the area impassable. Motorists plying the Agric-Isawo-Arepo Road had difficulty either coming out or going into the three communities of Isawo, Igbo Olomu and Arepo because of the flooded road. The ...

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China launches new marine satellite for monitoring climate change

HY-1C satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit on Friday, September 7, 2018 to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change. A Long March-2C rocket carrying the HY-1C satellite took off at 11:15 a.m. from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province. The satellite HY-1C will help monitor ocean color and water temperatures, providing basic ...

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Kebbi to begin production of ethanol from sugarcane in 2019

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Kebbi State Government will begin production of ethanol from sugarcane starting from 2019, the state governor, Atiku Bagudu, has said. Bagudu made the disclosure on Thursday, September 6, 2018 when he received members of Security Watch Africa, who paid him a courtesy visit in Birnin Kebbi. “As part of our efforts to increase security and empower our youth, the ...

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Solar installation can increase vegetation in Sahara Desert, Sahel – Study

solar

A study has shown that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighbouring Sahel would increase local temperature, precipitation and vegetation, thus benefiting the region. According to its lead author Li Yan, a postdoctoral researcher in natural resources and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois, the study is among the first to model the climate effects ...

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Deforestation: NCF partners IITA on tree planting

Izoma Asiodu

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is partnering with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Oyo State, on tree planting in order to tackle the problem of forest degradation in the country. NCF President, Izoma Asiodu, at a tree-planting event in Ibadan on Friday, September 7, 2018 decried what he called the negative attitude of Nigerians toward tree-felling without ...

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Adidas makes Real Madrid’s kit from recycled ocean plastic

Real Madrid

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have collaborated on the third kit for Real Madrid FC of Spain. The kits, made from recycled ocean plastic, are being sold for £64.95 at the official Real Madrid Store and will be worn during the 2018/19 season. The coral colour of the strip is designed to reflect the various shades of coral to ...

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