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Coronavirus cases outside China ‘could be spark’ for bigger fire – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  Coronavirus cases outside China ‘could be spark’ for bigger fire – WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, February 10, 2020 said the spread of coronavirus cases, which had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire”. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO said this is because people across ...

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Germany opposes stricter EU climate requirements for cars

Svenja Schulze  Germany opposes stricter EU climate requirements for cars Svenja Schulze

The German government is not in favour of stricter environmental requirements for car fleets in the European Union, an official said on Monday, February 10, 2020. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The spokesperson for Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, said the ministry was not in support of stricter environment requirement also. “We got new emission levels just last year, they are ...

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Solar orbiter takes off on mission to study sun’s poles

Solar orbit  Solar orbiter takes off on mission to study sun’s poles Solar orbit

The Solar orbiter, a satellite aiming to deliver new insights about the sun, blasted off from the Cape Canaveral launch complex in Florida at 11.03 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 (0403 GMT on Monday) atop an Atlas V 411 rocket. ESA launches its ambitious new mission to the sun. Photo credit: ESA/C. Carreau Guenther Hasinger, the European Space Agency (ESA) ...

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Lassa fever: Science academy wants govt to declare emergency

Lassa-fever  Lassa fever: Science academy wants govt to declare emergency Lassa fever

A call has gone to the Federal Government to declare the Lassa Fever disease currently ravaging the nation a public health event of national concern attaining an emergency status. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with specific rodent urine or faeces The call was made on Monday, February 10, 2020 by ...

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176 groups urge Guterres to reverse selection of AGRA president as Special Envoy

Agnes Kalibata guterres 176 groups urge Guterres to reverse selection of AGRA president as Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata

In a petition to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, some 176 organisations from 83 countries are kicking against the nomination of AGRA president, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, as envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit Dr. Agnes Kalibata Dear Secretary-General Guterres, We, the undersigned 176 organisations from 83 countries, write to condemn and reject the appointment of Agnes Kalibata, President ...

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Nigeria ready to contain coronavirus outbreak – Minister

Osagie Ehanire coronavirus Nigeria ready to contain coronavirus outbreak – Minister Osagie

The Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, says Lagos State, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is well prepared and ready to contain the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infectious disease, if eventually it breaks out in Nigeria. Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire (speaking), with Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health (left) Ehanire gave this assurance on Sunday, February 9, 2020 while briefing newsmen after ...

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African leaders told to stop proliferation of coal, oil, gas

African Union  African leaders told to stop proliferation of coal, oil, gas African Union

No fewer than 25 organisations, networks and community resistance groups from Africa and around the world have called on African leaders to prevent the proliferation of coal, oil and gas on the continent and to ensure efforts to address fossil fuels match those which have helped reduce the danger from nuclear weapons. Leaders at the 33rd African Union Summit The ...

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Lagos says report of coronavirus at Gowon Estate fictitious

Prof. Akinola Abayomi  Lagos says report of coronavirus at Gowon Estate fictitious IMG 20191001 WA0029

The Lagos State Government has described the report of a suspected case of coronavirus at a Chinese residence in Gowon Estate in the Alimosho Local Government Area of the state as fabricated. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said in a statement on Sunday, February 9, 2020 that, upon getting the report, the ...

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IUCN laments loss of six environmentalists in Mexico, Nicaragua

Berta Caceres  IUCN laments loss of six environmentalists in Mexico, Nicaragua Berta Caceres 770x470 1

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has expressed shock and sadness following the recent deaths of at least two environmental defenders in Mexico and four indigenous people in Nicaragua. Honduran prize-winning campaigner Berta Caceres was slain by gunmen on March 3, 2016 weeks after opposing a hydroelectric dam project In a message, Dr Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General of the ...

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Guterres says urbanisation can address climate change as 10th World Urban Forum opens

UNHabitat  Guterres says urbanisation can address climate change as 10th World Urban Forum opens UNHabitat

The 10th Session of the World Urban Forum was officially opened on Sunday, February 9, 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court accompanied by the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, in a colourful, ...

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