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Latin American, Caribbean countries threatened by rising ocean acidity, experts warn

Ocean acidity

Latin American and Caribbean countries are at the forefront of the first effects of ocean acidification on people’s lives, according to experts who gathered in Santa Marta, Colombia to address the threat of acidification to the region at an event co-organised by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Research suggests that rising seawater acidity is already impacting ...

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Lagos to make waterways cleaner

Plastic wastes on waterways

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday, April 1, 2018 promised to make the state’s waterways cleaner and safer to attract more investments and encourage partnerships in the channelisation of the water routes. Ambode, represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the promise at the 2018 Boat Regatta funfair organised by the state’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and ...

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Uganda loses billions due to delays in repairing MV Bukakaka

MV Bukakata

MV Bukakaka under the supervision of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has been at been at the floating dry dock at Port Bell in Luzira for three years, which has resulted into losing billions of money in docking ( parking) fees.   The Uganda Railways Cooperation (URC) Senior Marine engineer, Aggrey Ojambo, said UNRA pays URC $400 per day for ...

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How to save Lake Chad from extinction, by don

Haruna Ayuba

Academic and environmental expert, Prof. Haruna Ayuba, has proposed evaporation suppression as an alternative technique of restoring Lake Chad to save it from extinction. Ayuba, who teaches at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), made the proposal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He said that water transfer was the ...

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Nigeria’s first Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence takes off at Rivers State University

Rivers State University

The Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Marine Engineering and Offshore Technology established by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC)-operated joint venture at the Rivers State University (RSU) is set to open its doors to the pioneer students who are currently being screened in an elaborate admission process. More than 100 candidates had applied in response to newspaper advertisements, and ...

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LCBC member states asked to end insecurity at Lake Chad region

Lake Chad

Prof. Peter Nwilo, former Surveyor-General of the Federation, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 urged the member states of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to ensure security at the Lake Chad region. Nwilo gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, the current situation of insecurity and regional instability at the ...

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Worry as Lake Tanganyika faces degradation, acute pollution

Lake Tanganyika

The world’s second oldest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, faces issues of degradation and acute pollution on Burundi’s side, former Burundian environment minister, Albert Mbonerane, has said. Mbonerane, who is also a founding member of a local environmental protection NGO, told Xinhua in an interview that the lake’s degradation has started to impact on current generations and will seriously affect future ...

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Commission urges AU to take ownership of Lake Chad project

Lake Chad

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 called on the member-states of the African Union (AU) to take ownership of the project to save Lake Chad from imminent extinction. Its Executive Secretary, Alhaji Sanusi Abdullahi, made the call at the opening of the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the LCBC in Abuja. ...

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Inter-basin water transfer: Opportunities, prospects for Lake Chad

Sand miners

After five decades of the creation of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), the basin is still characterised by increasing population and severe drought. Scholars believe that as the population growth rate increases from 40 million in 2010, to a projection of 62 million in 2030, the consequences of famine, water distribution problems, human and animal disease will also rise. ...

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Inter-basin water transfer, panacea for shrinking Lake Chad – LCBC boss

Sand miners

Alhaji Sanusi Abdullahi, Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), says inter-basin water transfer from the Ubangui River in Democratic Republic of Congo is the only way to save the lake from extinction. Abdullahi said this when he spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the ongoing International Conference on Lake Chad in Abuja on Tuesday, ...

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