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6,000 still stranded, over 1m in camps in flood-hit Indian state


Authorities and military on Monday, August 20, 2018 stepped up rescue and relief efforts in the flood-ravaged India’s state of Kerala, where an estimated 6,000 people remained stranded in the worst-hit areas. Over a million people are being housed in relief camps. Authorities opened a naval airbase for commercial flights in the state’s busiest city of Kochi to help with ...

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Flood kills three, displaces hundreds in Adamawa

Flooding in Nigeria

No fewer than three people have been killed and hundreds of people displaced following a monsoon rainfall in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state on Thursday, August 16, 2018. NAN gathered that the affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko in Yola ...

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Lawmaker, others raise alarm over erosion threat in Anambra

Gully erosion

A lawmaker representing Idemili South State Constituency in Anambra, Mr Chukwuka Ezenwune, has raised alarm over an erosion site which he said had claimed a section of a road at Uke in the state. Ezenwune, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the erosion site, called for urgent government intervention to ...

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Niger to check tree felling by penalising charcoal merchants


The Niger State Government on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 said it would strengthen its environmental laws to curb tree felling and penalise anyone engaged in sale of charcoal in the state. Governor Abubakar Bello said this at the flag-off ceremony to promote cultivation of cashew by the state government in collaboration with National Cashew Association (NCAN) in Bida Local Government ...

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Bridges, crops suffer as heavy rains drench Turkey

Turkey flooding

Bridges collapsed, hundreds of workers were evacuated from factories, and tonnes of hazelnut crops were swept away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 as torrential rains lashed Turkey’s Black Sea coast. The coastal province of Ordu was badly hit. A statement from the governor’s office said heavy rains caused landslides and more than 100 flash floods. A total of 715 workers, ...

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NEMA to partner emergency response agencies to tackle Onitsha flooding

Onitsha flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is ready to work with emergency response agencies and organisations to tackle flooding in Onitsha and its environs. The South-East Director of the Agency, Mr Walson Ibarakumo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, the Enugu State capital, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. According to him, synergy with NEMA and other ...

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Ondo to register farmers in forest reserves

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

The Ondo State Government (ODSG) says that farmers operating in its forest reserves across the state must embrace the self-identity cards it introduced which is aimed at creating a data base for them. Commissioner for Natural Resources, Mr Rasheed Badmus, stated this during a visit to cocoa farmers in Odigbo Local Government area of the state on Tuesday, August 7, ...

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Wildfire burns in Portugal for 4th day

Portugal wildfire

Over 1,150 firefighters struggled to put out a fire in Portugal’s southern Algarve tourist region on Monday, August 6, 2018 which injured 25 people overnight and led to the evacuation of homes and hotels. The fire, which started on Friday, grew over the weekend during a heat wave sweeping large parts of Europe. Temperatures have started to fall from the ...

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Erosion threatens Awka Federal High Court structures

Federal High Court Complex, Awka

The Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, is under what looks like a critical gully erosion threat and at the verge of imminent collapse. A correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the complex on Friday, August 3, 2018 reports that parts of the property had already caved into the gaping gully. Some of the parts that ...

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NESREA urged to tackle environmental concerns in Taraba

Darius Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Thursday, August 2, 2018 urged the new Field Office of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to initiate measures to address environmental challenges affecting the state. Ishaku spoke in Jalingo, the state capital, when he inaugurated the field office of the agency. Represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), ...

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