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School on Climate Justice launched to train, build Africa climate activism capacities

Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice

While Kenya is aware of its responsibility to her citizens and has decided to pursue industrialisation, the government is however aware of her responsibility to climate justice, Dr Pacifica Ogola, Director of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment, said while opening the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice on Monday, August 30, 2021. Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director, PACJA, ...

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Ghanaian journalist, Kofi Adu Domfeh, bags environmental award

Kofi Adu Domfeh

For his activities in promoting sustainable green economic development, Ghanaian journalist and climate advocate, Kofi Adu Domfeh, has been honoured at the 2021 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS). Domfeh (second right) with some team members on a greening drive He was awarded Best Floriculture/Horticulture Reporter at the flagship event of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, an initiative of ...

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FCMB, Mercy Corps to uplift 500,000 farmers, vulnerable in North-East Nigeria

FCMB, Mercy Corps

About 500,000 farmers and vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-East zone can now access farming friendly and demand-driven financial services, courtesy of a collaboration involving First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Mercy Corps, an international aid organisation. Chief of Party of RRA, Margarita Aswani, speaking on the potential benefit of the MoU Supported by USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience ...

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EU introduces higher lead standards for food safety

Fruits

European food safety standards for the amounts of lead and cadmium that foodstuffs can contain were becoming stricter as part of a wider cancer-prevention plan. Fruits The new limits on the amount of lead in baby food, spices, wines and salt apply from of Monday, August 30, 2021. New cadmium limits apply to certain fruits, vegetables, cereals and oilseeds as ...

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Greenpeace is pioneer in public protests, says German researcher

Greenpeace campaigners

Greenpeace was a pioneer when it came to public protests and had served as a model for other groups, a researcher said as the environmental organisation marked its 50th anniversary. Greenpeace campaigners demanding a just climate deal at the climate change conference in Paris. Photo credit: Reuters “Greenpeace has certainly had a pioneering role when it comes to staging protest ...

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Lagos seals companies polluting the environment

Steel factory pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on Thursday, August 26, 2021 shut down the operations of two steel producing factories and issued warnings to others located at Ikorodu for environment-unfriendly activities. A steel factory in the Odonla community polluting the air. Photo credit: Adeola Oladipupo The companies, Sun Flag Steel Limited and Top Steel Nigeria Limited, were ordered to ...

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Groups embark on scheme to mainstream ocean literacy in maritime policy

PAVE Ocean Literacy Workshop

Recognising the need for more sharing of knowledge and experience across stakeholders as well as to develop institutional capacity and skills to address ocean literacy concerns, the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) in collaboration with the Nigeria Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Faculty of Oceanography, University of Calabar, and the Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM) ...

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Conservationist laments lack of a zoo in Yobe

Gov. Mai Mala Buni

A conservationist in Yobe, Mr Mohammad Babagana, has expressed concern over the lack of a zoo in the state, 30 years since its creation. Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State Babagana, also the Deputy Provost, College of Agriculture, Gujiba, made the disclosure on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Damaturu, the state capital. He said a zoo was important for ...

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COVID-19: NCDC reports spike in fatalities as infections surge

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, August 28, 2021, via its verified ...

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Scientist advocates gene editing to extend the shelf life of edible mushrooms

Edible mushrooms

A Bayelsa State-based scientist on Sunday, August 29, 2021 advocated the use of emerging techniques that increases the shelf life of edible mushroom to tackle protein deficiency. Edible mushrooms Mr ThankGod Timipanipiri-Wood said in Yenagoa, the state capital, that a recently developed genetic technique which increases the shelf life of mushroom from three to 10 days, would transform the economic ...

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