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GMOs, herbicides and being ambushed in night – Nnimmo Bassey

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Twenty countries, including Togo and Malawi, have placed a ban on the use of glyphosate containing herbicides based on health and environmental concerns. Togo recently joined the ranks of countries that have banned the herbicides after two years of intense debates. According to that country’s Minister of Agriculture, such herbicides already in the country must be used up or destroyed ...

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Global warming surges as 2020 voting issue in US

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As the 2020 presidential election in the United States draws closer, indications are that the climate change phenomenon will play a major part in deciding the winner. President Donald Trump, an avowed climate denier, is seeking a second four-year term in office. Donald Trump, US president According to a report released on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by the Centre for ...

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Govt develops framework to address climate change issues

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The Federal Government on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Abuja said it had developed a National Framework for the Application of Climate Services (NFACS) to address climate change issues. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika made this known during a public presentation of 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) and 2019 climate review. Sirika described the NFACS ...

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NiMet envisages ‘above normal’ rainfall in 2020 season

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted a “normal to above normal” rainfall in the country in the 2020 season. NiMet released the 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report in Abuja on Tuesday The agency made the disclosure in its 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report released in Abuja on Tuesday, January 21. The report’s objective is to guide various ...

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Young activists in Davos demand say for their generation

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Younger generations need to become actively integrated into efforts to bring about political change, according to several youth activists, including Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg joins youth activists on Time Panel at Davos to say `pretty much nothing’ has been done on climate change The young people made the demand on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the World Economic Forum in ...

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Climate change exacerbating inequalities, says report

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Emissions are increasing, global temperatures are rising, but the impacts of climate change are not being felt uniformly around the world, with the countries in the tropics being among the most adversely affected. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State According to a new UN report, the World Social Report 2020, that was launched on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, climate change has ...

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IPCC authors to advance preparations for Sixth Assessment Report

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Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Faro, Portugal, from January 26 to February 1, 2020 to advance preparations for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC This will be the third lead author meeting for this report, bringing together ...

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350 demands climate action as world leaders converge on Davos

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Leaders converging on Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum have been called upon to urgently act on the climate emergency before it is too late. Davos, Switzerland May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org said in a statement on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 that the leaders should heed the call of the youth and the climate movement who keep sending ...

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Kenya’s first green bond cross-lists on London Stock Exchange

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Kenya’s first green bond has been cross-listed at the London Stock Exchange in a ceremony that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta ring the bell to kick off its trading on Monday, January 20, 2020. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Kenya’s first green bond trading at the London Stock Exchange on January 20, 2020. Photo credit: PSCU President Kenyatta urged United Kingdom investors ...

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High court to hear suit against biosafety agency over rights abridgement

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The Registered Trustees of Health of Mother Earth Foundation and 16 other organisations have resumed a lawsuit against the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and Monsanto Agricultura Nigeria Limited in a matter of fundamental rights (enforcement procedure). The plaintiffs seek a declaration that GM cotton and maize approved by the NBMA and Monsanto for commercial release and trial contravene the ...

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