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Aussie scientists join global push for low emissions energy systems

Scott Morrison

Australia’s national science agency has recruited top energy research organisations in the global push to decarbonise electricity systems. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 announced that it would contribute to the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) consortium. The G-PST aims to bring leading electricity system operators and researchers ...

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World Earth Day: Ikeazor calls for restoration of natural resources

Sharon Ikeazor

As Nigeria joins the rest of the World to mark the 2021 World Earth Day, the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has called for the use of natural resources as a panacea for environmental sustainability aimed at scaling up efforts in preservation and restoration of the natural ecosystems to mitigate climate change. Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon ...

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Osun inaugurates committee to address mining pollution

Gboyega Oyetola

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 inaugurated the state’s Minerals Regulations and Environmental Management Committee. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Oyetola, during the inauguration in Oshogbo, the state capital, said that the committee was saddled with responsibilities of sanitising the state’s resource climate. It is also to resolve the extant challenges being faced on ...

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Promoters harvest genetically modified maize variety, claim it ‘yields better’

Tela Maize

Results from the third confined field trial of the Tela maize project ongoing at the Institute for Agricultural Research has shown that the variety produce more tonnage per hectare than all existing maize variety in Nigeria. Female farmers with the Tela Maize farm manager, Dr Oyekunle, displaying the harvested Tela Maize Prof. Rabiu Adamu, the Tela Maize Principal Investigator, said ...

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Africa’s leaders urged to push for concerted climate action as Biden’s Leaders’ Summit starts

President Tshisekedi

As 40 world leaders gather to participate in US President Joe Biden’s first step onto the international climate stage, groups from across Africa are urging its leaders to take decisive action on what is most affecting the climate – and to end fossil fuels now. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC and Chairperson of the African Union Among the ...

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New financial alliance for net zero emissions launched


On the eve of President Biden’s Head of State Climate Summit on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Mark Carney (the UK Prime Minister’s Finance Advisor for COP26 and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance) – in partnership with the UNFCCC Climate Action Champions and the UN Race to Zero campaign, and the COP26 Presidency – joined John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy ...

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More countries than ever before on the verge of zero malaria

Abdourahmane Diallo

Twenty-four countries around the world have eliminated malaria since 2000, and more countries than ever before are within reach of zero malaria in the coming years. However, leaders must step up investments to end malaria as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten historic gains against one of the oldest and deadliest diseases, participants heard at a Virtual Forum on Malaria ...

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Locust outbreak destroys 700,000 hectares of land in Namibia

Desert locust swarm

Namibia has allocated 20 million Namibian dollars ($1.4 million) to fight a locust outbreak that has so far invaded seven regions and destroyed over 700,000 hectares of land, an official said on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Desert locust swarm The locusts, which began to appear in two Kavango regions, have left a trail of destruction after they destroyed crop fields ...

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PACJA to Biden: Engender ambitious climate action, negotiate realistic COP26 outcome

Mithika Mwenda

As the leaders on Climate Summit convened by the US president gets underway, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) calls on President Joe Biden to use America’s global influence and take advantage of the current yearning for strong American leadership to ramp up ambitious climate action and negotiate a COP26 outcome that, at last, responds to African realities. In this ...

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Students’ shisha video: Incident reinforces need to ban sale of tobacco products near schools – CAPPA


The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has commended the Lagos State Government on its decision to rehabilitate the five students smoking shisha in a recent viral video but wants the state government to complement that action by enforcing the ban on the sale of tobacco products near schools as contained in the National Tobacco Control Act 2015. Smoking ...

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