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Air pollution: Don seeks strengthened emission control laws, testing

Cars Pollution

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, has urged the federal and state governments to strengthen all existing emission control laws to check air pollution. Cars cause a lot of air pollution Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), gave the advice in an interview in Enugu on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He said ...

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Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit


An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday, September 16, 2021 President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding them guilty of environmental negligence in a civil lawsuit. Air pollution in Jakarta The citizen lawsuit was filed in 2019 against the president, the ministers of health, environment, and home affairs, ...

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Clean Air Day: UN releases Air Quality and Climate Bulletin

Petteri Taalas

The COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions led to a dramatic short-lived fall in emissions of key air pollutants in 2020, especially in urban areas. Many city dwellers saw blue skies instead of the pollution cloud. But the reduction was not uniformly spread across all regions or all types of pollutants. And many parts of the world still fell short of ...

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World Clean Air Day: Keeping our footprints in the air


Air pollution results from the atmospheric pollution which are deleterious to the human health and our planet too. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that every year, air pollution is responsible for nearly seven million deaths around the globe. Children exposed to air pollution. The WHO says that more than one in four deaths of children under five years ...

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Lagos seals companies polluting the environment

Steel factory pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on Thursday, August 26, 2021 shut down the operations of two steel producing factories and issued warnings to others located at Ikorodu for environment-unfriendly activities. A steel factory in the Odonla community polluting the air. Photo credit: Adeola Oladipupo The companies, Sun Flag Steel Limited and Top Steel Nigeria Limited, were ordered to ...

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Dying slowly: How steel producers poison Lagos communities

Steel factory pollution

It is 10am on Saturday and Odonla Community, a suburb of Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos is awake, and the neighbourhood is bustling with human activities. The atmosphere has however become cloudy after another night of steel production by factories located around the community. But it is not a cloud for rain, it is a pollution-induced cloud. Factory in ...

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Govt partners organisation to deploy technology for air quality monitor

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says it is collaborating with Clarity Movement Co. to deploy new technology to monitor air quality in the country. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Director-General of the agency, Prof Aliyu Jauro, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Abuja. Jauro explained that using the clarity sensors ...

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UK data shows air pollution decreased to record lows in 2020 due to pandemic

UK air pollution

The UK Government has released a publication containing statistics showing the trends in concentrations of five air pollutants using a variety of metrics for the period 1987 to 2020 including Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone and Particulate matter. The UK Government has released an annual update of data on concentrations of major air pollutants Nitrogen Dioxide Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a gas that is ...

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Ekiti set to start emission test on vehicles, generators

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Government says it is set to commence emission test on vehicles, generators, as well as other petrol and diesel engines in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Mrs Iyabo Fakunle-Okieimen, the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said this in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. She ...

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Ogun community chokes on soot as Chinese recycling firm burns used tyres

Tyre recycling company

Over the last three years, different night comes with the same concern for residents of Orimerunmu community in Ibafo under Ifo Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area (LGA), Ogun State, as they have to struggle to breathe clean air. No one imagined the magnitude of environmental and health impact a Chinese-owned company, Yoyo Resources Recycling Company, would have on people when, in ...

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