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Thailand adopts artificial rainmaking to fight drought

Rainmaking planes

The Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives on Friday, January 10, 2020 told newsmen it has assigned the rainmaking division to start artificial rain-making operations sooner this year as drought is spreading fast in the dry season. Rainmaking planes According to the Deputy Agriculture Minister, Thammanat Prompao, the ministry’s Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation is now conducting maintenance ...

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How govt approved GM cotton, beans for commercialisation – NABDA

Cowpea

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says the Federal Government has approved two modern biotechnology crops – BT cotton and cowpea (beans) for commercialisation in the country. Cowpea Dr Rosa Gidado, the Deputy Director, Agricultural Biotech Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Lagos. Commercialisation is the process ...

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Don seeks legislation on control of e-waste in Nigeria

ewaste

A don, Prof. Yinusa Adediran, has called on the Federal Government to enact and enforce laws on collection, recovery, re-use and recycling of e-waste in Nigeria. Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU Adediran, who is of the Department of Electrical and ...

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Group urges govt to prosecute environmental polluters

soot port-harcourt

The Green Resilience, a climate and environment advocacy group, has urged the Federal Government to enforce laws on environmental pollution and prosecute environmental polluters in the country. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Mr Kingsley Adindu, a member of the group, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the ...

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COP25: How Green Bond refocused Nigeria’s low-carbon pathway

Adesola Olatunde

At the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain, Nigeria shared how the issuance of its Sovereign Green Bonds has enhanced efforts towards the drive for a low-carbon economy. Adesola Olatunde, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry ...

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Bushfires mirror Australia’s failure to tackle climate change – 350

Australia bushfires

An official of 350.org, Glen Klatovsky, has said that the current Australian bushfires did not come as a surprise because the government of Australia had failed to act to prevent the calamity. The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line a road in Australia With weather across the Australian nation set to deteriorate and temperatures set to rise in the ...

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Stakeholders strategise on Minna, Suleja smart city project

Suleja

Experts in smart city development and stakeholders in Niger State on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 met to strategise on the Minna and Suleja smart city project. Mrs Rossana Poblet, UN-Habibat Consultant on Integrated Development Plan in Niger State, addressing participants during the meeting The Niger State Government is partnering the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to develop a smart ...

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Harmattan: NEMA warns S/East residents against bush burning, uncontrolled fire

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of the South-East to desist from arbitrary bush burning and setting up uncontrolled fire during the harmattan. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA NEMA South-East Coordinator, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, January 8, 2019. He said NEMA would start ...

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GMOs: Stakeholders call for dialogue, labeling to create awareness

GMOs

The need to boost food production for Nigeria be self-sufficient and improve its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) cannot be over emphasised. GMOs The country has been facing some form of food insecurity due to the effects of insurgency in the Northeast and some natural disasters such as flooding and drought as a result of climate change. Recently, the story is ...

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Fires, missiles and climate change – Nnimmo Bassey

Australian bushfires

Watching a video of a cyclist offering water to a koala on highway in Australia, then helping it up a tree on the side of the highway was so touching. The animal turned around and waved back as the man turned to leave. Other photos of people helping scared animals have been posted on social media and they all indicate ...

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