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Government agencies urged on measures against El Nino effects

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Relevant government agencies have been urged to adopt policies aimed at restoring the coastal marine ecosystem in order to check possible reduction in fishing yield caused by the effects of El Nino, a phenomenon that brings about changes in the atmospheric system. Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and HOD, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Dr Nasiru Idris, who made ...

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‘World wastes $1 trillion on needless new coal plants’

Fossil fuel pollution

Nearly $1 trillion (£700 billion) is being invested in new coal-fired power plants worldwide despite the fact that the demand for electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, shows a new report released this week. The report, by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, warns that this problem of overbuilding is creating an “increasingly severe ...

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China to halt construction on coal-fired power plants in 15 regions

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Move still falls short of halting build-up of overcapacity in coal-fired power generation, critics say China will stop the construction of coal-fired power plants in 15 regions as part of its efforts to tackle a capacity glut in the sector, the country’s energy regulator said on Thursday, confirming an earlier media report. The Southern Energy Observer, a magazine run by the ...

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IATA seeks support for aviation sector’s carbon emission offset plan

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken up a campaign aimed at garnering support for the industry’s grand plan to address climate change by offsetting carbon emission from airliners. The proposal will be tabled for discussion at the Tri-annual Assembly of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) scheduled to hold in Montreal, Canada later this year. IATA’s ...

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Faith-based petitions demand climate action

Mithika Mwenda

A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries adapt to their changing climate. The petitions were presented to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on November ...

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How Exxon ignored global warming evidence decades ago

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As early as 1977, Exxon research scientists warned company executives that carbon dioxide was increasing in the atmosphere due to burning of fossil fuels, an investigation from InsideClimate News revealed on Wednesday. During the 1980s, due to falling oil prices and economic pressures, Exxon began to push back on their own discoveries, saying that science was inconclusive on man-made climate change. ...

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Leave fossil fuels buried to curb climate change, study warns

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A new research identifies which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands Vast amounts of oil in the Middle East, coal in the US, Australia and China and many other fossil fuel reserves will have to be left in the ground ...

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Worldwatch Institute: Rising GHGs speeding up global warming

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According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates into the release of 37 billion additional tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. As negotiators wrapped up their talks at the international climate conference in Lima, Peru, there is ...

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Global warming, bumpy rides and green flights

Experts have warned that jet streams intensified by global warming will increase the frequency of turbulence on transatlantic flights by 50 percent. Flights encountering air turbulence will double and the average strength of turbulence will also increase 10 percent to 40 percent,” says Paul Williams, a Royal Society research fellow at the University of Reading. “Turbulence causes more than bumpy ...

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Lagos climate summit: Proffering solution to global warming

On July 10, 2011, the heavens suddenly opened up and, for 16 hours non-stop, Lagos experienced a torrential rainfall that led to loss of lives and destruction of property. Then on February 13, 2012, an unprecedented storm with wind speed hovering between 75km and 100km befell bustling city, damaging numerous homes, 49 public schools, one administrative building and killed nine ...

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