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Borehole sinking detrimental to earth structure – River Basin Authority

Drilling borehole

The Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) has appealed to relevant authorities to expedite actions on public water supply system to reduce the rate of borehole sinking. Borehole drilling A water borehole is the use of a natural resource, by drilling to reach the large amount of water stored in water-bearing rocks in the ground below. Dr Adeniyi Aremu, ...

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China collaborates with WHO to trace origin of coronavirus

Wang Wenbin

China will maintain contacts with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in search of the origin of COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin WHO experts arrived in Wuhan, considered the ground zero of the outbreak on Jan. 14, and self-isolated until Jan. 29, and thereafter visited the Wuhan ...

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Godwin Ojo: Environmental agenda setting for new energy world order

Godwin Uyi Ojo

In the light of the recent UK government policy to end funding fossil fuel projects overseas, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), in this treatise examines the dynamics of the development as well as its implications Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) ...

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Kenya launches $34.5m project to boost climate resilience in arid lands

Ukur Yatani

Kenya on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 launched a project worth about $34.5 million (3.4 billion shillings) to boost climate resilience in eleven arid and semi-arid counties. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning Ukur Yatani, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning, said this in Nairobi. Yatani said the project, dubbed “Towards Ending Drought Emergencies” (TWENDE), ...

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Temperatures are set to rise, UN weather agency warns

Petteri Taalas

Temperatures in almost all parts of the world will likely rise between now and April despite the cooling influence of the latest La Niña weather phenomenon, which has passed its peak, UN climate experts said on Tuesday, February 10, 2021. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas “Impacts on temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns continue,” the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said in a ...

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NDDC seeks U.S. support on new regional masterplan

NDDC U.S. Consulate

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 called for collaboration with the U.S. Government to produce a revised Regional Development Master Plan for the region. NDDC Interim Administrator, Efiong Akwa, addressing a delegation of the US Consulate in Lagos visit to the NDDC in Port Harcourt NDDC’s Interim Administrator, Mr Effiong Akwa, told a delegation from ...

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MOSOP President decries negative impact of gas flaring, oil spillage

Fegalo Nsuke

President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Mr Fegalo Nsuke, has decried the impact of gas flaring and oil spillage in Niger Delta communities. President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Fegalo Nsuke Nsuke, an environmental expert and human rights activist, expressed his worries in an interview on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ...

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UK announces £40m funding to help most polluting industries cut carbon emissions

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

The UK government has announced a £40 million investment to help the most polluting industries such as steel, pharmaceuticals and food and drink find new ways to reduce their carbon emissions. UK Energy Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan Through the government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, businesses in energy-intensive sectors such as pharmaceuticals, paper and food and drink will be able to apply ...

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Arctic ice may melt completely during summer periods by 2050 – Russian Researcher

Melting Antarctic ice

Russia Hydrometeorological Research Centre (Hydrometcenter) said on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 that the Arctic ice may start melting away completely during summer periods by 2050. Melting Antarctic ice Roman Vilfand, the Scientific Supervisor at the centre, told journalists: “Per the estimates of multiple climate scientists, by 2050, at the very least by 2060, there is a great probability that the ...

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BMW, Tetra Pak, Schüco flay plans to mine bauxite from Ghana’s Atewa Forest

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

As Ghana weighs the economic benefits of mining bauxite for aluminum at the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, three global manufacturing companies – BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International – have signaled concern over the proposal. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve According to them, mining will have catastrophic and irreversible effects on the people and wildlife that depend on the ...

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