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Flights delayed, cancelled as flooding wreaks havoc at Dubai airport

Dubai International Airport

The Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), world’s third busiest airport, has had to deal with delayed, diverted and canceled flights as heavy rains have led to intense flooding. A flooded Dubai International Airport: runway submerged The famous and expansive airport is scrambling to cope with the extreme weather, and working round the clock to get its ...

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Air pollution, coastal erosion top concerns as Ikeazor engages Rivers youths

Youth Delegates

Youth delegates in Rivers State who met with Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, in Port Harcourt on Thursday, January 9, 2020 have called for an urgent solution to the lingering cases of air pollution and coastal erosion in the region. Environment Minister of State, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor; and Director-General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency ...

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After heat and strong winds, fire conditions ease in Australia

Australian bushfires

Australian firefighters on Saturday, January 11, 2020 said expect a reprieve brought by cooler conditions the country will face strong winds and hot temperatures that fanned flames. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in ...

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Trump proposes change to environmental rules to speed up highway projects, pipelines

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump of the United States on Thursday, January 9, 2020 proposed fundamental changes to 50-year-old regulations in an effort to speed up new mines, pipelines and hundreds of other projects around the country, including some that could harm the environment and accelerate climate change. The move also could prevent communities from having much say about what gets built ...

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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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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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Fires, missiles and climate change – Nnimmo Bassey

Australian bushfires

Watching a video of a cyclist offering water to a koala on highway in Australia, then helping it up a tree on the side of the highway was so touching. The animal turned around and waved back as the man turned to leave. Other photos of people helping scared animals have been posted on social media and they all indicate ...

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Land disputes delaying Ogoniland clean-up, says govt

Marvin Dekil

The Federal Government on Monday, January 6, 2020 says it is committed in cleaning up the hydrocarbon impact on communities in Ogoniland despite challenges being faced in the exercise. Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), disclosed this on the sidelines of the 2020 ...

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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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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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