Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Nigeria’s IDP community where snakebites, cholera reign


Mariam Shuaibu is one of the 845 victims of insurgency residing at the Gongola Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Mariam, like other peers suffering the same fate, finds succor in this camp, after activities of insurgency in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State made them flee their homes in 2015 after being ravaged ...

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Wales pledges to keep oil in the soil

Payal Parekh

The Welsh government has announced that it will end the use of coal, a development observers describe as an historic moment for a country that was once at the forefront of the global coal mining industry. A scientific report released on October 8, 2018 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that the world needs to take urgent action to limit climate change ...

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Legislators urged to pass bill for Cartographers Registration Council

Andrew Obafemi

The Nigerian Cartographic Association (NCA) on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Abuja urged the National Assembly to pass the bill to establish the Cartographers Registration Council of Nigeria. Prof. Andrew Obafemi, the President of NCA, made the call at the 40th anniversary and annual general meeting of the association. The theme of the conference was “Cartography and Geospatial Revolution: Decision ...

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Nigeria, others emerge beneficiaries to GCF’s $1bn developing country scheme

Javier Manzanares

The 21st meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board ended on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Bahrain, with the organisation approving over $1 billion of new projects and programmes to support climate action in developing countries, and formally launching the Fund’s first replenishment. The 19 new projects amount to a total investment from GCF of $1,038 million, and including ...

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How ministry spent billions on 292 water projects in seven years, by government

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, appears to have fulfilled a promise he made to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to account for spendings on water projects across the country. According to a statement made available to EnviroNews on Sunday, October 21, 2018, the minister has provided what looks like a detailed information on expenses running into billions ...

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Smoke-free world: Young Nigerian innovators win Conrad Challenge

Whitesands School

A team of four junior school students from Whitesands School in Lekki are the recent winners of the annual Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge Summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex, Florida, USA. During the challenge, students were tasked with creating an innovative, marketable product which solves real-world problems and builds a more sustainable world — via the use of STEM. ...

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350Africa flays Kenyan TV network over pro-Lamu documentary

Lamu coal plant

The Kenyan TV network, NTV, airing of a 26-minute documentary on the Lamu coal plant project and its supposed benefits for the country has been condemned by 350Africa. “This brazen bid at showing support for #CoalingLamu has been met with contempt by many Kenyans. What was meant to be an impartial line of reporting by the channel was marred by ...

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Climate finance is about saving lives – Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

In the light of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) meeting in Bahrain from October 17 to 20, 2018, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, has stressed the importance of a successful outcome of the meeting and the impact it will have on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) holding in December in Katowice, Poland. In an address, Ms. Espinosa ...

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All set for GOCOP’s second annual conference

Aremo Olusegun Osoba

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has concluded arrangements for its second annual conference holding on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement released in Lagos on Wednesday, October 17 by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme of the conference is “Online Publishers’ Role Towards a Sustainable Economy, Credible Election ...

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Top five sustainable stadiums in the world

Khalifa International Stadium

As you may have read from a previous article on EnviroNews, the first ever climate neutral football club is Forest Green Rovers who play in England. From diet to transportation methods, Forest Green is an example that you can always do more for the environment even with a demanding schedule. This is exactly what the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ...

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