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Environmental lawyers demand action on fish death in Niger Delta

Environmental lawyers in the Niger Delta have expressed concerns over the looming public health danger occasioned by the contamination and massive death of fish along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the region. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The lawyers, under the aegis of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN), urged the Federal Government to take urgent ...

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FishNet: Why fish is more valuable than oil

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the “FishNet Dialogue” held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, July 7 2017, lamented that many fisher folks in the Niger Delta region have become fetchers of wood as the creeks and rivers have been so polluted that fishing has become largely unproductive True change can come from below. Change can ...

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DNA presence in water enhances monitoring of fish migration

For the first time, scientists have recorded a spring fish migration simply by conducting DNA tests on water samples. “Environmental DNA” (eDNA), strained from one-litre (quart) samples drawn weekly from New York’s East and Hudson Rivers over six months last year, revealed the presence or absence of several key fish species passing through the water on each test day. The ...

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Marine litter: Plastic to outweigh ocean’s fish by 2050

Plastic litter in the world’s oceans is projected to outweigh fish by 2050, according to new documents released by the World Economic Forum. Because global use of plastic has increased twentyfold in the past 50 years – and that number will likely double again in the next 20 years – the current pace will put the tonnage of litter in ...

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