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Tony Erha: Rooting environmental consciousness in Edo media executives

Tony Erha

It is a salient and current issue that truly deserves discussion, even on one of the very WhatsApp Media Forums or Platforms that this writer belongs and as a contributory member. Indeed, debating “every” common problem, as it affects the common people, ideally underlines the establishment of such discourse platforms, which ordinarily profess to the pro bono publico deeds. Tony ...

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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week provides boost for success at COP26

Orlando Jorge Mera

The Virtual Thematic Sessions of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021) wrapped up on Friday, May 14, 2021, providing important momentum for a successful UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Orlando Jorge Mera, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic Momentum came from over 5,000 registered attendees joining in the ...

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Russia wants to ban commercial catch of whales, dolphins


Russia wants the ban of commercial capture of whales and dolphins, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced in Moscow. Whaling The head of the Russian government did not initially say when the new law would apply. “We expect that this will help save the animals from reckless extermination,’’ he said. Russia had already tightened the rules for commercial fishing last year. ...

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Environmentalist lists ways to address flooding

Jigawa flood

An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Emechete, has called for adequate drainage clearing and effective waste management ahead of the rainy season to prevent flooding. A flooded Gululu community at Jahun LGA, Jigawa State. Photo credit: Emechete made the call in an interview on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Lagos. He noted that it was necessary to act fast by clearing ...

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Farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability


Some stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security. Farming The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Abuja. They noted that the recent increase in kidnapping and banditry had made a lot of farmers run ...

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Lightning kills 18 elephants in India’s Assam


A herd of 18 wild Asiatic elephants were found dead in India’s eastern state of Assam, possibly because of a massive lightning strike, local officials said on Friday, May 14, 2021. A woman prays next to the carcasses of elephants that, according to the forest officials, possibly died because of a lightning strike, on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve ...

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Seoul seeks IMO’s involvement in dispute over Fukushima radioactive water

Moon Seong-hyeok

South Korea has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to explore ways to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog to ensure safety in Japan’s planned release of wastewater. South Korea’s Oceans and Fisheries Minister, Moon Seong-hyeok Oceans Minister Moon Seong-hyeok made the request in a letter sent to Lim Ki-tack, secretary general of the UN organisation, calling Tokyo’s decision to ...

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Campaigners flay Church of England’s support for Shell’s climate and energy plan

Most Revd Justin Welby

A group of environmental activists operating as the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has frowned at the seeming patronising disposition of the Church of England towards oil giant, Shell. The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury In an open letter to The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral, London, endorsed by Rev David ...

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Experts explore climate smart agriculture and Nigeria’s NDC at Ekwueme varsity centre’s forum

Prof Emmanuel Oladipo

Development and climate experts and policy makers from Nigeria and across the world will gather in a virtual event to discuss how adaption and climate smart agriculture could be properly integrated in Nigeria’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which is due to be published before the middle of the year. Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo of the University of Lagos is one ...

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Nigerian conservationist recognised for leading action to save bat species

Iroro Tanshi

Nigerian conservationist, Iroro Tanshi, has received a prestigious Whitley Award worth £40,000 to save the short-tailed roundleaf bat after discovering the country’s first and only known population. Whitley Award winner, Iroro Tanshi The Whitley Awards are presented annually to individuals from the Global South by UK-based charity the Whitley Fund for Nature. Iroro is one of six conservationists to be ...

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