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About 95% of world population breathes unsafe air – Research


Ninety-five per cent of the world’s population breathe air polluted above the levels that the World Health Organisation (WHO) deemed safe. The report of a research by the Moscow-based Health Effects Institute stated on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 that the air pollution contributed to millions of deaths in 2016. “Based on these data and knowledge of the populations in each ...

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Government initiates contingency plan to check oil spill

Oil spill

The Federal Government has initiated a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) for the clean-up and remediation of impacted oil spill sites in the country, an official has said. Mr Peter Idabor, Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), said this at the flag-off of a Joint Activation and Drill Exercise in Port Harcourt, Rivers ...

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Lawmaker calls for arrest of masterminds of air pollution in Rivers

soot port-harcourt

Lawmaker representing Obio/Akpor Constituency of Rivers State in the House of Representatives, Rep. Kingsley Chinda, has called on security agencies to apprehend those responsible for the current air pollution in Port Harcourt and its environs. He made the call at a meeting with “Stop the Soot’’ Campaigners and other lawmakers in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday, April 13, ...

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Environmentalist charges Nigerians on dangers of carbon emission

Generator Pollution

An International environmental researcher, Mr Balogun Oloruntoba, has charged Nigerians to be sensitive to the dangers posed to their health by carbon emissions and other agents of environmental pollution. Balogun, who gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Abuja, urged the government to invest in reducing its effect. ...

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Northern China ozone pollution worsening – Study

China pollution

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China, despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University, reported on Wednesday, April 10, 2018. Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese regions to meet politically crucial air quality targets for the 2013-2017 period. But while concentrations of ...

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Lawmaker urges Rivers to tackle soot challenge in state

soot port-harcourt

The member representing Port Harcourt Constituency I in the Rivers House of Assembly, Victoria Nyeche, has urged the state government to show more interest in tackling the soot challenge in the state. Soot is a deep black powdery substance consisting largely of amorphous carbon produced by the incomplete burning of organic materials like tyres. Nyeche told the News Agency of ...

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Group seeks establishment of oil spill laboratories in Niger Delta


The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Monday, April 9, 2018 solicited the establishment of specialised laboratories for oil spill-related tests to resolve spill-related conflicts in the Niger Delta region. ERA/FoEN made the appeal in its report on the September 2017 spill incident at Agip’s 10” Tebidaba-Clough-creek pipeline in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa. It ...

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Forty-two African countries agree to cleaner mobility roadmap for continent

vehicular pollution

Africa is at a crossroad when it comes to mobility issues. One the one hand, the continent still has one of the lowest motorisation levels in the world. On the other, the continent is facing one of the fastest vehicle growth rates. The continent is already grappling with mobility challenges in terms of congestion costs, air pollution and its impact ...

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German environmental group sues 11 more cities over air pollution

air Pollution

An environmental group in Germany says it is taking legal action against 11 more German cities for violating EU air pollution limits, bringing the total to 28. Compliance with the limits is only possible by rapidly implementing quickly effective measures, such as driving bans for dirty diesel vehicles, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) said in a statement on Thursday, March 29, 2018. ...

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Atmospheric centre expresses readiness to deploy facilities to forecast air quality

Babatunde Rabiu

The Centre for Atmospheric Research of the National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA) on Monday, March 19, 2018 expressed readiness to deploy facilities to six institutions in the country for air quality forecasting. Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, the Director CAR, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. “Last year, we acquired the first ...

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