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How world can prevent 1.4m yearly environment-related deaths in Europe, Central Asia

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As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting have called on regional leaders to scale up action to stem environmental deaths and diseases. “In the era of Sustainable Development, we can prevent the 1.4 million environment related deaths by making health a political choice ...

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Activists: Oil has brought destruction, death to Nigeria

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Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions commenced in Nigeria on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, with a rally at Oil Well 1 in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s first oil well drilled in 1956. It was a gathering of hundreds of community chiefs, youths, women groups, and civil society groups in the Break Free Coalition. Frontline environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother ...

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NESREA seals NIGALEX for violating environmental laws

Lawrence-Anukam  NESREA seals NIGALEX for violating environmental laws Lawrence Anukam

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Monday sealed the Lagos-based Nigerian Aluminium Extrusions Limited (NIGALEX) for violation of environmental laws. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NIGALEX, established in 1973 at Oshodi, Lagos, has a workforce that has since been contributing immensely to Nigeria’s economic and industrial growth. The company has relevant modern cutting-edge technology and ...

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SA activists frown at Eskom permission to postpone compliance

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The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in South Africa on Tuesday announced its decision to approve almost all Eskom’s applications to postpone compliance with atmospheric emission standards for 14 of its coal-fired power stations. A condition of these postponements is that Eskom is required to “implement an offset programme to reduce (particulate matter) pollution in the ambient/receiving environment. A definite ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Let’s talk about our land

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, HOMEF  Nnimmo Bassey: Let’s talk about our land photo 1 300x199

Although we do know that the environment affects everything we do in life, including how we live and die, we often think that it does not matter what we do to the Planet. Demands for stewardship in relation to how we relate to the gifts of Nature are sometimes regarded as affront to political power wielders and corporate entities that ...

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Remediation of lead-poisoned Bagega completed

Remediation of lead-poisoned Bagega completed Lawal

The remediation (environmental clean-up) of Bagega, a community affected by lead poisoning, is rounding up. Located in Zamfara, Northern Nigeria, Bagega has a population of about 7,535, with about 1,500 children awaiting urgent treatment for lead poisoning. “The people of Bagega are quite happy remediation is turning out successful, thus allowing hundreds of children to get screened for lead poisoning,” ...

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