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Extreme weather continues in 2018

Hurricane Irma

Global temperatures for the first five months of 2018 have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. La Niña is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and is associated with cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. El Niño is the warm ...

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My Pacific Northwest Earthcorps journey (2)

Adnane crew members, EarthCorps

It was an interesting week seeing new places, meeting new people, using different tools and having a first-hand practical experience in the field. EarthCorps is a place to be if you’re hungry of having a lasting impact in the community and the people around you. The work we do create an enabling environment for both the fauna and flora to ...

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Windstorm disaster: Buhari dispatches delegation to Bauchi

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi State, due to a windstorm that damaged an estimated 1505 houses. Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, June 19, 2019 said the delegation was to undertake an ...

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Melting of Antarctic ice is hastening, study finds

Melting Antarctic ice

Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting more rapidly than previously expected, a scientific study published in the scientific research journal Nature has revealed, adding to the sense of urgency to act on climate change and to finalise the rulebook of the Paris Agreement at the end of 2018. The study, funded by NASA and the European Space Agency ESA, concludes that losses from the ...

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UN enhances Ofada rice production with solar energy

Ofada Rice Agro-processing Mill

Ofada rice, the popular delicacy, may get to dining tables at even cheaper prices, thanks to an initiative aimed at enhancing its production via solar energy. Courtesy of a collaboration involving the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria Country Office and the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), off-grid solar powered commercial agro-processing is transforming the rice processing industry. A three-month ...

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Cross River communities seek review of operational agreement with oil plantation

Wilmer protest

Communities in Cross River State have demanded for the review of memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wilmer Oil Palm Plantation estates operating in their communities. They also called for a review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports if they ever existed. The communities made these demands in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, during an interactive section with journalists ...

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Windstorm, downpour, wreak havoc in Bauchi

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

Heavy rainfall and windstorm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 destroyed property in Bauchi metropolis, the Bauchi State capital, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Although there were reports of injuries, the authorities are yet to ascertain whether or not some people had lost their lives. The downpour, which started at about 4pm, lasted for about two hours, uprooting trees, ...

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World Environment Day: Youngsters turn plastic waste into arts, crafts

Plastics dress

Youngsters have been turning plastic waste into arts and crafts. At an inter-school arts exhibition on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED), students showcased their creative abilities with plastic waste products which they transformed into items like bags, baskets, dresses, wall decoration, hangers and chairs. The children also learnt about ways the government and ...

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China bans plastics, petrol vehicles on volcanic island

Weizhou Island

Non-degradable plastic products and disposable food containers, as well as fossil-fueled vehicles will be prohibited on Weizhou Island off south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local media reported on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. According to an ecological and environmental protection regulation passed by the regional legislature, the sale and use of plastic bags and plastic sheets used for agricultural purposes ...

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My Pacific Northwest EarthCorps journey – Alabede

EarthCorps Fellows

The Pacific Northwest is the home to the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Washington State has its largest city, Seattle, in the very heart of the King County.  The city of Seattle is bordered by a body of salt water (Puget Sound) to the west and a freshwater lake (Lake Washington) to the east. It’s interesting to know that both ...

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