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MOSOP demands urgent implementation of UNEP report

Legborsi Pyagbara

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has urged the Federal Government to immediately commence the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the clean-up of Ogoniland. MOSOP President, Legborsi Pyagbara, who made the submission on Monday (January 4, 2016) at the 23rd anniversary of Ogoni Day in Bori, Khana Local Government Area ...

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Niger Delta infernal pipelines: Need for new consciousness

oil spills

With the delay in proposed clean-up of the Ogoni environment, no seriousness to halt gas flaring and with the continued piling of more pollution, there should be a new ecological consciousness on the part of citizens in the New Year, says activist Nnimmo Bassey, who is Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) Perhaps the most horrendous crude oil pipeline ...

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A tale of a primary school in distress in Edo State

School children

The flooding situation at the Evbuotubu Primary School has entered its 12th year, but there is nothing to show that help is in sight for these children It was 10:00am or thereabout. Abies, a pupil of Evbuotubu Primary School, has just been asked out of the class. She had been down with illness and has not been in school for ...

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China to clone 100,000 cows to address rising beef appetite

Cows

This year, a Chinese company plans to open a massive factory to clone 100,000 cows. Just how far will this mass reproductive technology go? Two decades after the birth of Dolly the sheep—the world’s first successfully cloned mammal—the year 2016 will likely see the rise of mass-produced animal clones, thanks to an enterprising and madcap scientist in China. Sometime in ...

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From Paris to the field: Amina Mohammed assesses more impacted sites

Borno State

Fresh from attending the UN Climate Change Conference in France (that produced the famous Paris Agreement), Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, embarked on a nationwide tour of environmentally infamous locations in an apparent bid to assess the gravity of the challenges and interact with the concerned communities. The tour took her to states such as Lagos (South West), Imo/Anambra (South East), ...

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North Pole reaches same temperature as Chicago

Chicago

A freak storm system – the same one that brought tornadoes to the U.S. last week – has caused the North Pole’s temperature to rise by 50 degrees, bringing it up to the freezing point over the course of Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning the North Pole even surpassed 32 degrees, meaning the frozen Arctic was about as warm as ...

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13 dead in Missouri floods as Mississippi is closed to vessels

Flood

A five-mile (8km) section of the Mississippi River near St Louis, Missouri, has been closed to vessels as rising water levels caused “hazardous conditions”, the US Coast Guard said. Storms and tornadoes have lashed the region in recent days, swelling rivers and causing flash flooding. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said 13 people in the state had died in the floods. ...

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Nigeria committed to Paris Agreement, says Amina Mohammed

Amina

Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has said the new universal agreement reached at the recently concluded 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France offers a brighter future for Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. Mohammed, who stated this recently while interacting with a team ...

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Misery as torrential rain causes devastating floods in Britain

Guildford Surrey

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in York after flood gates protecting the historic city were deliberately opened by the Environment Agency – sending raging torrents through the streets. The authority took to the decision to open the Foss Barrier – a flood defence which protects the city – amid fears water had got inside the main ...

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Scientists link UK floods, extreme global weather to El Nino, climate change

air pollution

Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires are linked to El Niño, making effects of man-made climate change worse From some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, to record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and forest fires in Australia, the link between the tumultuous weather events experienced around the world in ...

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