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Kano to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks to check pollution

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has concluded arrangements to install air monitoring equipment in motor parks, to control pollution and protect the environment, according to the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Ibrahim-Getso, who disclosed this in an interview on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Kano, the state capital, said the equipment would be ...

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Atmospheric research centre calls for consistency in air quality research

soot port-harcourt

The Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CAR-NASRDA), has called on government to support consistent research on air quality for safer environment. Poor air quality: Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Dr Dan Oko, the Space Lab Coordinator of the centre, made the call on Monday, February 15, 2021 in an interview ...

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U.S. diplomatic mission launches air quality monitors to track pollution in Lagos, Abuja

US Embassy

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has unveiled the U.S. Consulate’s reference-grade Air Quality Monitor, effectively linking Nigeria to air quality index information and health messaging from the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). L-R: U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo; Facilities Manager, U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Ibraheem Muhammed; and U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, unveiling the U.S. ...

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Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan in 2020

Air pollution in Afghanistan

Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. Common causes of pollution in Afghanistan are low-quality fuel and dilapidated vehicles. Photo credit: AN They died due to respiratory and heart diseases which are considered to be caused by air pollution, Ministry spokeswoman Masouma Jafari said on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. In ...

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Five family members die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Kenya

Carbon monoxide poisoning

A middle-aged couple and their three children were found dead on Saturday, January 2, 2021 inside their house in Githurai 45 area, Kiambu County, Central Kenya. Carbon monoxide poisoning They were suspected to have died due to inhaling of carbon monoxide poisoning. Phineas Ringera, Ruiru Divisional Police Commander said that the father earned a living by selling boiled maize in ...

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Air pollution identified as Europe’s main environmental health hazard

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Air pollution remains a leading cause of premature deaths in 41 European countries in spite of progress in reducing emissions, the European Union’s environment watchdog said on Monday, November 23, 2020. Vehicular traffic is a major source of air pollution in Germany An estimated 417,000 premature deaths in 2018 were linked to particle pollution in the 41 countries surveyed. The ...

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Used car exports from developed countries cause air pollution, says UN

Used cars

A report by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) published on Monday, October 26, 2929 said millions of used vehicles exported from Europe, U.S. and Japan to developing world contribute significantly to air pollution. Used cars for sale in Lagos UNEP said in the report that the exported cars, vans and minibuses are of poor quality and as a result hinder ...

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Expert calls for stiff policies on combustion

Pollution

An environmental expert has urged governments at all levels to formulate stringent policies to control and monitor the rate of combustion produced by industries in the country. Air and atmosphere pollution with smoke and fire in Rivers State Dr Femi Idowu-Adegoke, an environmental sustainability and waste management consultant, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Fed up with the fumes

New Internationalist

Dirty air in Nigeria takes a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. But civil society is not short of ideas for change, as Michael Simire finds out Child’s play: A boy jumps across boats wedged on a mixture of crude oil, water and sand, near Bojo in the Niger Delta. Oil production is a major pollutant in the area. Photo credit: Petterik ...

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World Environment Day: CSE unveils eight-point charter for blue skies, clean lungs

New Delhi pollution

During the pandemic-induced lockdown period, PM 2.5 levels across six major Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru – dropped a phenomenal 45-88 per cent. The drop in Delhi-NCR was of about 66-79 per cent. New Delhi is ranked as among the most polluted cities in the world However, with the nation opening up in lockdown 4, ...

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