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Leaders urged to put nature at centre of sustainable development agenda

Nature Champions Summit

The inaugural Nature Champions Summit closed on Thursday, April 25, 2019 with a call to put nature at the centre of the global discourse together with climate action and sustainable development. Participants at the Nature Champions Summit in Montreal, Canada The Government of Canada convened the conference from April 24 to 25 in Montreal, bringing environment ministers and government officials from ...

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Biodiversity collapse poses same risk as climate change, group says

Africa Delegation IPBES-6

Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has said that the world’s species diversity is at risk of collapse and threatens humanity in the same way global warming does. Africa Delegation at IPBES-6 “All people must accept responsibility for their actions,’’ Robert Watson said at the opening of the IPBES-7 plenary session on biodiversity at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, ...

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Cyclone Kenneth to make Friday landfall in Tanzania, Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

A tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall in Tanzania and Mozambique on Friday, April 26, 2019 only a month after another cyclone devastated Mozambique, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has said. Cyclone Kenneth By Friday, Cyclone Kenneth forecast is to reach strong winds of between 100 and 140 kilometres per hour, TMA Director General, Agnes Kijazi, said on Thursday, April ...

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Nembe Creek pipeline explosion: JTF confirms six suspected vandals dead

Nembe Creek Trunk Line

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta has revealed that the masterminds of the April 21 fire outbreak at Aiteo’s OML 29 oilfields died in the inferno. The Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has resumed normal operations Rear Admiral Akinjidie Akinrinade, the JTF Commander, disclosed this shortly after inspecting the site of the incident in Awoba area ...

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Buhari, Guterres to raise $50bn to recharge Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have ...

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Earth Day: Group charges media on education, awareness creation

Gloria Kasang Bulus

The media has been called upon to join in creating awareness and educating the public on the importance of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. Gloria Kasang Bulus, executive director, Bridge that Gap Initiative, presenting the communique issued at the end of the Earth Day celebration 2019 with the theme “Protect our Species” to the Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of ...

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17 killed in Uganda after heavy rains, flooding

Uganda flood

At least 17 people – mostly children – died after heavy rains in eastern Uganda caused by flooding, police said on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. A flooded street in Uganda The rains hit the districts of Kamuli and Buyende during the night, with some people drowning in the flood waters and others hit by collapsing walls, the region’s police spokesperson ...

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Earth Day: Govt urged to honour environmental treaties

Odigha Odigha

The Coalition of NGOs on sustainable and healthy environments on Monday, April 22, 2019 urged the Federal Government to adhere to the international community’s call for a conducive environment by honouring environmental treaties. Educator, environmentalist and activist, Odigha Odigha was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003, for his efforts on protection of the rainforests of Cross River State from industrial logging. ...

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Govt sues for peace ahead of clean-up in Ogoniland

HYPREP Committee

The Federal Government has called on the people of Ogoniland to remain peaceful and avoid taking actions capable of delaying the clean-up in oil impacted communities in the area. Minister of Environment, Suleiman Zarma, with members of the Central Representative Advisory Committee (CRAC) for the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project ...

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Mother Earth Day 2019 focuses on climate, education

International Mother Earth Day 2019

The 2019 Mother Earth Day, celebrated on Monday, April 22, has a special focus on education and climate change, and is said to be an opportunity to look at what UN Climate Change and others are doing on the issue. Concept of the International Mother Earth Day 2019 Education and training reportedly are crucial to enable citizens to contribute to local ...

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