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Anambra community groans as gully erosion ravages homes, farmlands

Gully erosion

People of Umudim village in Ekwulumili, Nnewi South Local Government of Anambra State say they are living in constant fear over the gully erosion sweeping away homes and farmlands in the area. Gully erosion in Anambra State Ekwulumili is an agrarian community with a large population of indigenous people and shares borders with Amichi, Igboukwu, Unubi, Akwaihedi and Orsumoghu. A ...

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‘Naija Climate Now’ to develop tech-driven solutions towards climate change adaptation

Foluke Michael

The German Government, through the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, has joined Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) – Solution17 for Climate Action and the United Nations Information Centre for Nigeria (UNIC) to promote Climate Change Adaptation as a build-up to the crucial COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference, scheduled to hold in Glasgow in ...

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Netherlands Embassy provides solar energy mini-grid to Bayelsa community

Kalaba community

The Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria has provided solar min-grid for an uninterrupted power supply to Kalaba Community in Bayelsa State. The Paramount Ruler of Kalaba, Chief Francis Kolibo, fetching drinking water from the tap In a press release issued on Thursday, August 19, 2021, on the subject, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) said it implemented the ...

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Focus on delivery of proper clean-up, ERA charges HYPREP

Ogoni Clean-up

Environmental advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has frowned at the response by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) to its recent report, titled: “No Clean Up, No Justice: a decade of failures?” as diversionary, even as it challenged the agency to focus more on delivery of a proper clean up that benefits the people and ...

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Tambuwal inaugurates 2m tree plantation in Sokoto

Sokoto State

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 inaugurated a tree plantation of two million seedlings for 2021 to improve the economic growth of the state through economic trees. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal inuagurating the plantation The state Ministry of Environment in partnership with state Zakkat and Endowment Commission flagged off the plantation of the seedlings at Kilgore ...

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Delta assembly summons firm over oil spill, dumping of toxic wastes

Ineffective clean up

The Delta State House Committee on Environment has given the management of Sterling Oil and Energy Company Ltd. (SOEPCO) an eight-day ultimatum to defend allegations of oil spillage. The outcome of oil spill Chairman of the Committee, Mr Ekpotuayerin Pullah, gave the directive, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Asaba, the state capital, during the Committee’s meeting with representatives of ...

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NiMet, Earth Networks of U.S. partner on advancing weather observation

Prof Mansur Matazu

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 signed a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Earth Networks, U.S. to advance weather observation across the globe. Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu NiMet`s Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu, said the purpose of the MoU was to enter into a mutual beneficial collaboration for Network ...

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US EPA bans pesticide that puts children’s health at risk

Michael S. Regan

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that it will ban a pesticide widely used since 1965 on fruits and vegetables from use on food crops because of links to health problems (neurological damage) in children. Michael S. Regan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator The EPA said this week it would publish a regulation to block the use of ...

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UN announces delay of biodiversity summit


Following the first draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), officials announced on Tuesday, August 18, 2021 new dates for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). Kunming, China, will host the biodiversity summit in person in May 2022 The biodiversity summit, where 196 countries will agree on an action plan for ending the nature ...

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UK announces plans for a world-leading hydrogen economy

Kwasi Kwarteng

The UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy will unlock over £4 billion in investment and create thousands of jobs in the move to establish a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK by 2030. UK Business and Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng. Photo credit: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street The plan will drive forward the Prime Minister’s ambitious 10-Point Plan ...

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