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Flights delayed, cancelled as flooding wreaks havoc at Dubai airport

Dubai International Airport

The Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), world’s third busiest airport, has had to deal with delayed, diverted and canceled flights as heavy rains have led to intense flooding. A flooded Dubai International Airport: runway submerged The famous and expansive airport is scrambling to cope with the extreme weather, and working round the clock to get its ...

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Air pollution, coastal erosion top concerns as Ikeazor engages Rivers youths

Youth Delegates

Youth delegates in Rivers State who met with Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, in Port Harcourt on Thursday, January 9, 2020 have called for an urgent solution to the lingering cases of air pollution and coastal erosion in the region. Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor; and Director-General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency ...

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After heat and strong winds, fire conditions ease in Australia

Australian bushfires

Australian firefighters on Saturday, January 11, 2020 said expect a reprieve brought by cooler conditions the country will face strong winds and hot temperatures that fanned flames. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in ...

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Australian wildlife needs fire-damaged trees for recovery – Scientist

Fire-damaged trees

Fire-damaged trees and half-burnt logs are valuable habitats for wildlife recovering from Australia’s bushfires that should not be immediately cleaned up, according to a leading environmental scientist in the country. Fire-damaged trees “Fires burn patchily, and small unburnt patches, half-burnt logs and dead or fire-damaged trees are commonly left behind,” Prof. David Lindenmayer from the Fenner School of Environment and ...

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Man charged with trafficking African cats


A U.S. federal grand jury has charged a New York man, Christopher Casacci, with trafficking in African wild cats. The caracal Assistant Attorney-General, Jeffrey Clark, and U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr of the Western District of New York, announced the indictment in a statement published on the website of the Department of justice. Casacci, 38, is accused of violating the ...

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Niger residents express hope for greater Minna, Suleja cities


Residents of Minna and Suleja have expressed optimism over the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) initiated by Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger to make towns and cities socially inclusive and self-sustaining. The delegation at the Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre, Suleja They made this known at the end of aTwo-Day Technical Interactive Session with stakeholders on IDP formualtion with officials from the ...

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Agency debunks reports of earth tremor in parts of FCT


The Nigeria Geological Survey Agency has called on the public to disregard reports in some quarters that there was an earth tremor in some parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Abuja city gate Dr Abdulrazaq Garba, the Director-General of the agency, made the clarification while speaking with newsmen on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Abuja in reaction ...

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8m farmers to benefit from NIRSAL’s geo-clusters scheme

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says eight million farmers will benefit from its 16,000 Geo-Clusters Scheme across the country. Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed, the Managing Director of NIRSAL, made this known in his presentation at the 61st session of Greeners Hub B2B Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday, January 12, 2020. NIRSAL has mandate to redefine, measure, ...

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Trump proposes change to environmental rules to speed up highway projects, pipelines

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump of the United States on Thursday, January 9, 2020 proposed fundamental changes to 50-year-old regulations in an effort to speed up new mines, pipelines and hundreds of other projects around the country, including some that could harm the environment and accelerate climate change. The move also could prevent communities from having much say about what gets built ...

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Article refutes claim that e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes

Tobacco Harm Reduction

An article <> published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) conclusively refutes the now too often-repeated erroneous claim that e-cigarettes have been proven to be 95% safer than regular cigarettes. Alternatives to cigarette smoking can create a big impact on health in society While the evidence to date indicates that e-cigarettes do expose ...

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