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Typhoon Vamco leaves at least 14 dead, 14 missing in Philipppines

Typhoon Vamco

Typhoon Vamco blew out of the Philippines on Friday, November 13, 2020, leaving behind at least 14 dead and 14 missing people after triggering the worst flooding in the capital Manila in years, officials said. Typhoon Vamco triggered widespread flooding More than one million people were left with no electricity on the main island of Luzon, including the capital region of Metro ...

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Climate report warns Australians to prepare for more extreme weather events

Scott Morrison

Australia has already begun feeling the effects of global warming, a report published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday, November 13, 2020. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Jaci Brown, Director of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre, made the disclosure in a statement. The sixth biennial State of the Climate report ...

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Govt urged to pay polluted Ogoniland ecological debt

25th Memorial Environmental Summit

The Nigeria government has been asked to pay the Ogoni nation in the Niger Delta region an ecological debt for decades of pollution, neglect of their polluted environment, displacement of her people and for denying them justice. Delegates to the 25th Memorial Environmental Summit in honour of the late Ken Saro-Wiwa in Port Harcourt, Rivers State The call was made ...

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Measles deaths rose globally by 50% from 2016 to 2019 – WHO, CDC

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Measles surged worldwide in 2019 reaching highest number of reported cases in 23 years. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Highlighted in a publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), measles cases worldwide increased to ...

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Toilet Day: Govt committed to end open defecation, says minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to end open defecation in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Abubakar stated in Abuja on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at a Ministerial Press Briefing held to commemorate the “2020 World Toilet Day” with the theme: “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change”. He said ...

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Climate Action Pathways map route from Covid-19 recovery to resilient, net zero economy

patricia espinosa

Rapid breakthroughs are pushing eight key sectors closer to the tipping points necessary to reach zero emissions by 2050 and avert the worst impacts of climate change, according to the Climate Action Pathways report, published by the UNFCCC High-Level Climate Champions and the Marrakech Partnership. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Under the leadership of the Champions, these Pathways have been ...

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Group looks beyond ivory in elephant protection

John Scanlon

The Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), an alliance of 21 African countries dedicated to conserving their elephants, has announced a new vision to meet the challenges of the 21st century. John Scanlon, CEO of the EPI Foundation The EPI’s secretariat, the EPI Foundation, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 unveiled its “Vision 2030”, a scheme designed to address the challenges that Africa’s growing ...

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Plateau to improve access to water, sanitation

Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Government has reiterated its commitment to improve access to portable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State Commissioner of Water Resources and Energy, Mr Sa’ad Bello, stated this at the project closeout meeting of the European Union (EU) Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) (EU-TAC) in Plateau. The meeting was ...

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Hundreds trapped on rooftops amid major floods in Philippine capital

Typhoon Vamco

Officials on Thursday, November 12, 2020 said hundreds of residents were trapped overnight on the roofs of their houses in the Philippines, amid widespread floods triggered by Typhoon Vamco. Typhoon Vamco triggered widespread flooding The Office of Civil Defence said Vamco slammed into the eastern portion of the country’s main island of Luzon on Wednesday night, leaving at least one ...

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UK appoints International Champion to support developing countries deal with climate change

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed the former Secretary of State for International Development, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, as the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency. Anne-Marie Trevelyan With one year to go until COP26 in Glasgow in the UK, the International Champion will drive forward global ambition and action to support countries on the frontline ...

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