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Germany promotes energy-efficient recycling processes for waste paper

Svenja Schulze

The paper factory Palm GmbH & Co. KG, based in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany, says it plans to produce corrugated base paper from wastepaper in an extremely energy-efficient and high-quality manner. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Compared to conventional technology, energy consumption is reduced by 27 percent with a new technology. The pilot project is funded with over €770,000 from the ...

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Commissioner’s assertion negates Osborne Foreshore Estate residents’ demands – Director

Osborne Foreshore Estate

The reaction of the Lagos State Government to the on-going planning infractions at the Osborne Foreshore 2 Estate Ikoyi to the call for urgent intervention by the government raises issues that must be addressed for the future of Urban Planning practice. Osborne Foreshore Estate The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, alluded to the “continuous agitation” ...

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Harmful chemicals found in 25% of children’s toys, UNEP study finds

Toys

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report that finds 25% of children’s toys contain harmful chemicals. Old toys such as Lego blocks are said to contain hazardous materials Chemical additives are used in plastic toys and other plastic products to provide specific levels of hardness or elasticity. Many of these chemicals can harm children’s health, according to the study. The ...

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Locust crisis calm in east Africa, says FAO

Desert locust swarm

Intensified control operations and limited breeding of locusts in east Africa have calmed the locust crisis in the region. Desert locust swarm The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said in its latest update on Thursday, March 4, 2021. FAO noted that control operations have been intensified in Ethiopia and Kenya against swarms that are still immature. ...

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Environment minister seeks stakeholders’ collaboration to tackle wildlife crimes

Mohammad Abubakar

Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Abuja urged environment stakeholders to collaborate to tackle forest and wildlife crimes. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The minister gave the charge at a workshop to mark the 2021 edition of World Wildlife Day organised by the ministry and the National Park Service. Abubakar said that through ...

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Nollywood actress calls for collaborative effort to protect Nigeria’s wildlife

Stephanie Linus

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Ms Stephanie Linus,  has  urged Nigerians to support conservation efforts to protect Nigeria’s remaining wild animals. Ms Stephanie Linus According to her, this will save them from human-induced threats that are pushing them into extinction and destroying the forests. Linus  made the call during an Instagram Live chat with WildAid held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 ...

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Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

Women account for a slightly smaller proportion of COVID-19 infections and deaths compared with men, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 28 African countries shows. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa said this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday, March 4, 2021. According ...

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World’s first boat made from recycled plastic starts sailing in Kenya

Flipflopi

Flipflopi, the world’s first boat made from recycled plastic, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 started sailing around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya to spread awareness on hazards posed by non-biodegradable material to the environment. The Flipflopi With support from the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) clean seas campaign, the boat that is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic will cover ...

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Insurgency worsening desert encroachment in Borno, says official

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Mohammed Dankoli, has said that the lingering insurgency in the sub-region had worsened desertification in the state. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State Dankoli, in an interview on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Maiduguri, the state capital, said many internally displaced persons ( IDPs) who lost their sources of livelihood had ...

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Adoption of fingerling production technologies transforms livelihoods in Kenya

Zinath Deen

Zinath Deen is a fish farmer from Vihiga County in Western Kenya. Zinath Deen on her fish farm She has been practicing fish farming since 2012 in her farm called Tigoi Fish Farm. What began as a hobby for her later transformed into full-fledged business. Over the years, Zinath has been struggling to produce fingerlings due to inadequate information and ...

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