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Great Green Wall: Buhari’s presidency to attract $5b grants, $14b loans, says govt

Great Green Wall

The Pan-African Agency of Great Green Wall (PGGW) on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s take-over of the leadership of the Council of the PGGW would facilitate easier access to about $5 billion in grants and $14 billion loans to member countries. Great Green Wall The loan and the grants would be from the International Monetary Fund ...

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Waste management: Lagos unveils 102 locally assembled trucks

Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 unveiled102 locally assembled compactor trucks and 100 double dino waste bins, toward boosting waste management. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, inspecting a compactor truck during the unveiling of 102 waste Collection Trucks and 100 Double Dino Bins for LAWMA at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 ...

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Athens covered in thick pall of smoke from wildfires

Athens

The city of Athens was covered in a thick pall of smoke from the wildfires in its northern suburbs. Athens, Greece Greek fire fighters largely subdued a major fire in the northern suburbs of Athens on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 before gusts that could have fanned them returned. Since the first morning light, helicopters and planes have been deployed to ...

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Nigeria reiterates commitment to effective implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 reiterated its commitment to implementing the Minamata Convention on Mercury through effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this at a workshop on: “Capacity Strengthening for Implementation of Minamata Convention on Mercury in Nigeria”, organised by the ministry ...

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Carrying forward the Olympic spirit to care for our forests

Tokyo Olympics Stadium

Ahead of the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea, whereby forestry specialists and policymakers will come together to make decisions about the future of our forests, Eunsik Park, Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, and Peter Csoka, Associate Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, FAO, explore the sustainability steps of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, ...

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Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake – Study

Lake Turkana

For years it appeared as though Lake Turkana, which sits in an arid part of northern Kenya, was drying up. Lake Turkana, Kenya Its main river inflows had been muffled by dams and many feared water levels were poised to drop by two-thirds, causing the lake to cleave into two smaller bodies of water. It was, one report said, an African “Aral ...

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Germany reaches 1m electric vehicles target on its roads

Sustainable transport

Germany has reached its target of having one million electric vehicles on the roads, local media reported on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Sustainable transport: Achieveing zero emission from electric cars “With one million electric cars on German roads, we have reached a decisive milestone,’’ German newspaper chain Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland quoted Peter Altmaier. The federal minister for economic affairs and energy ...

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Researchers use lightning data to improve short-term rainfall forecast accuracy

Lightning

Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy of short-term forecasts for convective rainfall using lightning data. Lightning Lightning is the result of strong convection. It can effectively indicate the upward motion and the microphysical processes of cold clouds in thunderstorms. Lightning detection and location technology had witnessed rapid development in recent years. At present, the 3D lightning mapping technology has reduced ...

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Forest guards empowered to curb environmental degradation

Dr Ramatu Aliyu

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has begun the process of training and empowering its Forest Guards to effectively carry out surveillance activities to prevent further damage to the environment in FCT. Dr Ramatu Aliyu, FCT Minister of State Mr Austine Elemue, Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, in a statement on Tuesday, ...

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Domestic gas optimisation key to energy transition, says govt

Timipre Sylva

The Federal Government has said that it will optimise the country’s abundant gas resource to achieve transition to low carbon energy sources. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, made this assertion at the 2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) on Tuesday, ...

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