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US offers help in fighting Australia bushfires

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U.S. President Donald Trump has called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to offer help in battling the deadly bushfires that have been ravaging the country for months, a White House spokesperson has said. 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 ...

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Cross River warns against destruction of green areas in capital city

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The Cross River State Ministry of Environment has warned residents of Calabar, the capital city, against the destruction of green areas within the metropolis. Calabar, Cross River State, in south eastern Nigeria The warning was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Mfon Bassey, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the state capital. Bassey said ...

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Niger commences preparation of development plans for Minna, Suleja

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The Niger State Government has commenced the formation of Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for Minna and Suleja cities to make them equitable, socially inclusive, engaging, resilient and self-sustaining cities. Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the State Technical Support Team, with the UN-Habitat delegation in Minna on Monday Mr Michael Kinyanjui, Regional Metropolitan Officer, the ...

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Land disputes delaying Ogoniland clean-up, says govt

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The Federal Government on Monday, January 6, 2020 says it is committed in cleaning up the hydrocarbon impact on communities in Ogoniland despite challenges being faced in the exercise. Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), disclosed this on the sidelines of the 2020 ...

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Overview of recent strategic UN climate reports

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As 2020 kicks off, EnviroNews attempts a synopsis of 2019’s key reports on climate action, climate economics, and on issues that highlight climate impacts and solutions António Guterres. UN Secretary General Report of the UN Secretary-General The Climate Action Summit held in September 2019 delivered important new actions, a surge in climate momentum, and a clear destination: 45% emissions cuts ...

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Mongolia sets up ecological police department

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The Mongolian government on Monday, January 6, 2020 established an independent ecological police department. President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Mongolia Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Tsend Nyamdorj said at a news conference that the ecological police department will soon start working. “The police officers are responsible for the enforcement of the environmental laws and regulations of the country and for ...

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Nigeria to reduce malaria burden by 13% in 2023

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The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it is working toward reducing malaria burden in the country by 13 per cent in 2023. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Coordinator of the programme, Dr Audu Mohammed, said in Abuja on Monday, January 6, 2020 that Nigeria currently accounted for 25 per cent of global malaria burden. He said: “The world’s target ...

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China resolute in combating water pollution along Yangtze River

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China, on Monday, January 6, 2020 pledged to make substantial progress in protecting the environment of areas along the Yangtze River Economic Belt by 2020 to win overall battle against pollution, an official said. Yangtze River Liu Peng, an official with Ministry of Transport (MOT), said China would launch a one-year campaign in treating /preventing pollution of ships and ports ...

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Utilising potential of renewable energy

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Unarguably, the use of energy is fundamental to development even as energy production and consumption remain one of the main factors for determining the strength of the global economy. Solar panels Apart from its impact on world economy, energy sector drives real growth and improves the economic fortune of any nation, if well harnessed. Recognising the importance of the sector, stakeholders suggest ...

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Abia residents groan as gully erosion menace worsens

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“Few years from now, my family may be rendered homeless by gully erosion which is breaking my community in parts. A gully erosion site “We hold our hearts in our hands as the erosion bites close to my house at Nkwo Amaiyi in Okoko Item, Bende LGA every rainy season,” Mr Uche Emeku lamented. Emeku is one of the thousands ...

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