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Environmentalist calls for drastic measures against gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

An environmentalist, Mr Paul Akporowho, on Thursday, May 10, 2018 called for stiffer measures to effectively address issues of gas flaring in the oil and gas sector. Akporowho, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri, called on the Federal Government to take decisive measures through viable legislations to nip the “illegalities” on the bud. He said ...

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Alimosho labelled noisiest local government area in Lagos

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Mr Antonio Ayodele, on Thursday, May 11, 2018 rated Alimosho as the highest noise pollution local government area in the state in 2017. Ayodele made the remark at the 3rd Annual Stakeholders Interactive Session on Noise Pollution Control in Lagos State, organised by the agency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Environmentalists call for action against micro-plastics pollution

Plastic pollution

Some environmentalists have called for concrete actions against the spate of micro-plastics pollution in the nation’s water bodies. The environmentalists made the call in various interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Micro-plastics are broken-down plastic waste, synthetic fibres and beads found in personal hygiene products. They also include larger plastics that ...

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WHO report on polluted cities in India dire, says CSE

air pollution

“The report by WHO is a warning about the serious and run-away pollution and public health emergency that confronts India today,” remarks Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), while responding to the latest urban air quality database 2016 released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The database says that of the 20 most polluted cities in ...

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7m people die every year from exposure to polluted air – WHO

Generator Pollution

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 said seven million people die every year from exposure to polluted air. According to a WHO report, ambient or outdoor air pollution alone caused some 4.2 million deaths in 2016, while household air pollution from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies caused an estimated 3.8 million deaths in the same ...

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India’s first inspection manual for monitoring emissions, effluent released

Chandra Bhushan

Pollution monitoring and control has always been a challenge in India, and one of the key loopholes has been a weak and lax monitoring and compliance enforcement mechanism. In 2017, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had published a set of broad guidelines for installing and operating continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) in India. This year, CSE has followed it ...

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Scientists want government to legislate regulation of plastic pollution

Plastic wastes on waterways

Some scientists have urged the Federal Government to legislate regulation of plastic pollution toward achieving environmental sustainability. The scientists, who gave the advice on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Abuja in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said such effort would ensure clean environment and improve the health standard in the country. They were speaking against that backdrop ...

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Earth Day: Majekodunmi urges Nigerians to end plastic pollution

Desmond Majekodunmi

An environmentalist, Mr Desmond Majekodunmi, has called on Nigerians to have the mind-set of ending plastic pollution in the country. Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI), gave the advice as the world marks “Earth Day” on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that there was ...

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BudgIT urges government to expedite action on gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

BudgIT, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has advised the Federal Government to expedite action on gas flaring to stop environmental degradation posing hazards to human health and loss of revenue in the country. The group gave the advice in a statement signed by its Communication Lead, Mr Abiola Afolabi, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Lagos. BudgIT, however, said that it ...

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Rivers expresses determination to tackle black soot pollution menace

soot port-harcourt

The Rivers State Government on Thursday, April 19, 2018 pledged its commitment to ensuring a safe environment for residents by tackling headlong the challenge of black soot within its confines. Deputy Governor, Mrs Ipalibo Banigo, gave the assurance while addressing a group of protesters at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Earlier, the group comprising of some ...

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