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Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

Scott Morrison

Thousands of Australians took to the streets on Friday, January 10, 2020 to protest government inaction on climate change, as bushfires ravage large swathes of the country, incinerating wildlife and polluting the air. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison The bushfire crisis has added pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia ...

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Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

Australian bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday, January 10, 2020 and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road ...

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South Sudan to launch environmental audit in oil-producing regions

Awow Chuang

South Sudan on Friday, January 10, 2020 launched a road map to boost environmental audit in oil-producing regions by calling a tender proposal from competent foreign companies in a bid to curb pollution and address public uproar over poor waste management. Awow Chuang, minister of petroleum, South Sudan Awow Chuang, minister of petroleum, said the government would enhance environmental audit ...

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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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