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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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Experts seek to advance landscape restoration in Africa

Robert Nasi

Finding solutions to meet the challenge of landscape restoration in Africa, where almost 50 million hectares of land is degraded each year, is a complex challenge requiring an innovative, coordinated, international response, says a top forestry expert who will speak at an upcoming conference in Nairobi. Over 800 multi-sector stakeholders from across Africa and around the world will meet in ...

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Zamfara battles desertification, plants 24,000 trees

Burkina Faso tree planting

The Zamfara State Government has planted 24,000 trees in some of its Local Government Areas as part of a campaign against desertification across the state. Special Adviser to the State Governor on Directorate of Afforestation, Malam Mansur Khalifa-Kaura, disclosed this on Monday, July 30, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau. Khalifa-Kaura said that ...

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NEMA to engage states for effective disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Maihaja, has said that the Agency would engage state governments through intensive advocacy and sensitisation for efficient disaster management. Maihaja made this known in a statement signed by Mr Sani Datti, NEMA’s Head of Media and Communication, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Abuja. He said that the resolution was made ...

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Edo moves to curb destruction of forest reserves

Godwin-Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has constituted a taskforce to halt the destruction of forest reserves in the state. Obaseki announced in Benin, the state capital, on Thursday, July 26, 2018 that the constitution of the taskforce was to find an immediate end to the alarming rate of depletion of the state’s forest resources. According to him, ...

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