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Mongolia sets up ecological police department

Khaltmaagiin Battulga

The Mongolian government on Monday, January 6, 2020 established an independent ecological police department. President Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Mongolia Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Tsend Nyamdorj said at a news conference that the ecological police department will soon start working. “The police officers are responsible for the enforcement of the environmental laws and regulations of the country and for ...

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Nigeria to reduce malaria burden by 13% in 2023

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it is working toward reducing malaria burden in the country by 13 per cent in 2023. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Coordinator of the programme, Dr Audu Mohammed, said in Abuja on Monday, January 6, 2020 that Nigeria currently accounted for 25 per cent of global malaria burden. He said: “The world’s target ...

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China resolute in combating water pollution along Yangtze River

Yangtze River

China, on Monday, January 6, 2020 pledged to make substantial progress in protecting the environment of areas along the Yangtze River Economic Belt by 2020 to win overall battle against pollution, an official said. Yangtze River Liu Peng, an official with Ministry of Transport (MOT), said China would launch a one-year campaign in treating /preventing pollution of ships and ports ...

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Utilising potential of renewable energy

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Unarguably, the use of energy is fundamental to development even as energy production and consumption remain one of the main factors for determining the strength of the global economy. Solar panels Apart from its impact on world economy, energy sector drives real growth and improves the economic fortune of any nation, if well harnessed. Recognising the importance of the sector, stakeholders suggest ...

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Abia residents groan as gully erosion menace worsens

erosion

“Few years from now, my family may be rendered homeless by gully erosion which is breaking my community in parts. A gully erosion site “We hold our hearts in our hands as the erosion bites close to my house at Nkwo Amaiyi in Okoko Item, Bende LGA every rainy season,” Mr Uche Emeku lamented. Emeku is one of the thousands ...

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Hundreds of millions of animals feared dead in Australia fires

Australian bull

Hundreds of bushfires in east and south Australia are wreaking havoc on native animals that have either died or are being severely impacted through lost habitat, starvation and displacement. A distressed surviving Australian bull being attended to In recent days, viral photos of thirsty and exhausted koalas being provided water by a cyclist or a driver have generated huge interest regarding the impact ...

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Keeping Bissy: Sustainable new use for the Nigerian kola nut

Kola Nut

When Coca Cola was launched in 1886, its central ingredient was the kola nut. The iconic American company now keeps its recipe a closely guarded secret, but it is thought that artificial flavourings are now used in place of the kola nut. The caffeine-rich fruit, however, is now at the heart of a new story: one of sustainability and ethical production. ...

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Activists flay abandoned NDDC projects in Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

Civil society organisations under the platform of the OPEN Government Partnership (OGP) have set up a committee across the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Abia State to monitor and document “failed” Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) projects in the state. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State The committee emerged during a meeting conveyed recently by the Co-Chair CSOs/ Non-State ...

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Australia wildfires may have wiped out entire species, say conservationists

Australia bushfires

Conservationists and wildlife experts are anxious that raging bushfires sweeping through Australia have resulted in “catastrophic losses”, amid fears an entire species may have been wiped out. The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line a road in Australia Populations of small marsupials called dunnarts and glossy black cockatoos may have been destroyed in the fires that burned a third of Kangaroo Island, experts ...

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How Nigeria’s third Green Bond will be deployed – Abubakar

Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, on the sidelines of the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain last December, spoke with EnviroNews on a range of climate change and sustainable development related issues. Excerpts: Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar Nigeria is soon ...

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