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Report affirms EnviroNews as Nigeria’s climate-focused online medium

Ron-Israel

Leading web-based environment and development multi-media magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, has emerged the nation’s top online climate change-focused media organisation. According to a report released by Climate Scorecard on Monday, March 27 2017, while EnviroNews emerged Nigeria’s major medium in the online category, The Guardian newspapers was listed for the print media, while Eco@Africa is Nigeria’s climate-focused medium in the broadcast ...

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Earth Hour: Iconic structures go dark to support planet’s protection

Earth Hour

The United Nations on Saturday, March 25 2017 dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual “Earth Hour”, global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. In a video message, ...

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Post-COP22: Nigeria explores fresh strategies for climate finance, action

Post-COP22

The Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) has been asked to closely monitor developments at the Adaptation Fund to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the financial resources provided by the fund. The Adaptation Fund is an international fund that finances projects and programs aimed at helping developing countries to adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. It is set up under ...

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White House calls climate change research a ‘waste’

US-flood

The day that President Trump’s climate science-slashing budget landed last week, his government held a public meeting to prepare the nation’s Southeast region for rising seas, wildfires, extreme downpours and other impacts of climate change. Despite White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s assertion on Friday that studying climate change is a “waste of your money,” federal scientists are required, by a 1990 law, to do ...

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World Meteorological Day: How clouds regulate earth’s energy balance – Taalas

Petteri-Taalas

Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Patteri Taalas, in a message to observe the World Meteorological Day on Thursday, March 23 2017, lists the roles clouds play in regulating the Earth’s energy balance Throughout the centuries, few natural phenomena have inspired as much scientific thought and artistic reflection as clouds. More than two millennia ago, Aristotle studied clouds ...

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World Meteorological Day: Climate breaks multiple records in 2016

David-Carlson

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions are said to have continued into 2017. WMO issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate ahead of World Meteorological Day on Thursday, March 23, ...

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Bainimarama tags battling ocean pollution, climate change a ‘two-front war’

Fiji

Speaking to Pacific island leaders and diplomats in Suva recently, the incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, said his most important goal was to preserve the multilateral consensus for decisive action on climate change that was reached in the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the end of 2015. ...

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Scientists demand emphasis on how trees impact water cycles, climate

Vincent-Gitz

Scientists are demanding that the impact of trees on water cycles and climate be given a closer look as, according to them, effects of trees on climate through rainfall and cooling may be more important than their well-studied capacity of storing carbon Forests and trees are said to play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to ...

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Next two years critical for low-carbon pathway – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, in an article she authored and published in the “Ministers Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017”, says that the next two years must see major progress towards the low-carbon, sustainable development model which offers the only realistic path to security and well-being for all people. The Paris Climate Change ...

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Women mayors pledge to support climate action

Women4Climate

Women mayors from some of the world’s greatest cities and women business leaders have committed to use their growing global power to tackle climate change and deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the inaugural Women4Climate conference in New York City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Durban, Cape Town and Caracas, pledged to ...

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