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Obama to take sweeping action on climate

President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change. While the president has talked about the need to address global warming, using sweeping rhetoric in his second inaugural address to suggest it ranks as ...

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Barriers to energy efficiency in the Ivory Tower

Ahmadu Bello University

Insufficient awareness and lack of capacity to promote best practices have been identified as key barriers to the development of energy efficiency in Nigeria. This was the major observation a week ago in Abuja when representatives of the nation’s 128 state, federal and private universities gathered to explore ways to promote energy efficiency best practices and conservation in the Ivory ...

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Reducing food waste to sustain the environment

In the spirit of this year’s World Environment Day (WED) celebrations, the Lagos State Government has apparently taken up a campaign to address the worrisome issue of food waste in the light of its socio-economic and environmental implications. At a ceremony to commemorate the WED 2013, Governor Babatunde Fashola laments that food waste leads to squandering of resources such as ...

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World Bank: How climate change threatens Nigeria’s development

Lokoja

Though Nigeria appears to be on track to be among the world’s top 20 largest economies, climate change could however impact the country’s development and derail the dream. The authorities are faced with the task of lessening the impacts of the phenomenon and grow the country’s economy with a reduced carbon footprint. Two new reports from the World Bank – “Toward ...

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Osuntogun at 70: How I emerged, fairing as an environmentalist

Adeniyi Osuntogun, environmentalist, former Director of the Leadership for Environment & Development (LEAD) in Nigeria and Professor of Agricultural Economics, recently clocked 70 years of age. EnviroNews Nigeria joins in celebrating the icon.   Early Life I started off as a young boy born by a teacher. My father was a teacher while my mother was a very caring woman ...

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Worrisome atmospheric CO2

Several weeks ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US reported that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) surpassed a notable milestone. Indeed, they reached a daily average above 400 parts per million (ppm), albeit for the first time in human history. Observers say the milestone, hit on May 9, may be symbolic, but that manmade CO2 emissions ...

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‘Ibadan Declaration’ demands emission cuts

Ibadan

The civil society in Nigeria has said that, in line with the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that keeps temperature increase below 1.5°C, there is an urgent need for emission cuts by setting specific target for all Annex I parties to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 level by 2015 ...

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Nigeria: Why polio persists

A child is born every day in Nigeria. After the birth, the mother is expected to immunise the child against some preventable childhood diseases such as polio. Polio is an infectious disease that is caused by a virus which lives in the throat and intestinal tract of an infected person. According to Dr. Ahmed Abduluahab, the Deputy Programme Manager for ...

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Global warming, bumpy rides and green flights

Experts have warned that jet streams intensified by global warming will increase the frequency of turbulence on transatlantic flights by 50 percent. Flights encountering air turbulence will double and the average strength of turbulence will also increase 10 percent to 40 percent,” says Paul Williams, a Royal Society research fellow at the University of Reading. “Turbulence causes more than bumpy ...

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Linking Boko Haram to climate change, shrinking Lake Chad

Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Jamā’a Ahl al-sunnah li-da’wa wa al-jihād), better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram (“Western education is sinful“), is a jihadistmilitant organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws and westernisation. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001, the organisation seeks to establish sharia law in the country. The group is also known for attacking christians and ...

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