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Nigerian scientists allay fears about genetically modified products

GMOs

Climate change and rising temperatures is expected to continue over time. The extent of the change depends primarily on the amount of heat-trapping gases emitted and how the earth reacts to the situation, scientists say. GMOs With a projected population of more than nine billion by 2050, Nigeria currently with 200 million people is projected to be the world’s third ...

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‘Ruga Settlement’ to address farmers, herders’ conflicts – Presidency

Ruga settlement

The Presidency has frowned at recent unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers via the establishment of “Ruga Settlement” across the country. A pastoral settlement “Ruga Settlement” seeks to settle migrant pastoral families. It means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders, would be settled in an ...

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Nigerian delegates attend Abu Dhabi climate meeting

Abu Dhabi climate meeting

Nigerian delegates are among some 1,000 participants from 150 countries participating at the ongoing United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Climate Change and Environment High-level Climate meeting to discuss emerging political issues on climate change. Some members of the Nigerian Delegation to the Abu Dhabi climate meeting Mr Seyifunmi Adebote, the Leader of Nigeria’s Youth Delegate to the meeting, made this ...

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UN facilitates dialogue to mitigate herders, farmers crises

Herdsmen

UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has facilitated dialogue aimed at mitigating herdsmen/farmers crisis in the middle-belt region of Nigeria, Mr Lucky Musonda, Head of Communication, UN Development Programme (UNDP), has revealed. Herdsmen Musonda, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, June 28, 2019 said that the dialogue held in Abuja was the first in a series of consultations ...

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Spiraling carbon emissions linked to heatwaves as activists charge G20

G20 Osaka 2019

Countries across Europe are suffering from the impacts of an extreme heatwave, which is affecting millions of people in large parts of western and central Europe. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June 28, 2019 Other parts of the world such as south Asia are also seeing record-high temperatures, with fatal results. ...

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PACJA director bags prestigious environmental protection award

Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has been selected for the prestigious Sierra Club’s Earth Care Award 2019 for his unique contribution to international environmental protection and conservation. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda Sierra Club, an environmental organisation based in the United States, presents the Earth Care Award annually ...

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LASPARK, NGO partner to build park on wetlands

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs Bilkis Adebiyi-Abiola, on Friday, June 28, 2019 said that the agency would partner with an NGO, Rethinking Cities, to develop a park on KM 4, Anthony-Maryland drainage canal wetlands. General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola Adebiyi-Abiola said this during the agency’s tour of the area with Rethinking Cities, ...

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Nigeria’s Ebegba emerges chair of African Biosafety Regulators Forum

Dr Rufus Ebegba

 The Director General/CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has emerged as the interim Chairman of the newly established African Union Biosafety Regulators Forum. Dr Rufus Ebegba Ebegba’s emergence was part of the resolutions reached at the end of a training organised by the African Union and African Union Development Agency, NEPAD, on genome edition and the post ...

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First heatwave death confirmed in Spain

Europe heatwave

Local health authorities of Cordoba, south of Spain, on Friday, June 28, 2019 confirmed the death of a 17-year-old teenager who was the first victim of the heatwave. Tourists in Rome struggle in the heat. Photo credit: AFP/Getty The health authorities confirm that the teenager was affected by heatstroke after working in the countryside close to the small town of ...

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Bonn talks end with UN call to deliver on Paris Agreement mandates

patricia espinosa

The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up on Thursday, June 27 after having considered numerous decisions for adoption at the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold from December 2 to 13 in Santiago, Chile. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC In ...

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