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Minister inauguates committee on pollution control

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Abuja, set up an inter-ministerial committee to control pollution in Nigeria, according to an official statement issued by Abdulganiyu Aminu, Director of Press and Public Relation, in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology According to the ...

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A Walk in the Curfew, by Onome Olive Etisioro

Curfew

“Man is the pollution.” Evelyn huffed as she remembered her father’s favorite saying. It wasn’t like she hadn’t believed him; it was just that she was still quite surprised at how true his words had been in the end. Evelyn doesn’t see how the imposed curfew is going to change anything… Made her wonder, really, what things would look like ...

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French citizens’ assembly votes to make ecocide a crime

Ecocide Nigeria

Following the “gilets jaunes” crisis in 2019, President Emmanuel Macron convened a “citizen’s climate assembly” – the Convention Citoyenne pour le Climat (CCC) of 150 randomly selected French citizens – and gave them a mandate to discuss and propose policies for addressing the climate crisis. Ecocide in Niger Delta region, Nigeria The CCC has just voted on its final proposals.  ...

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Japan urged not to support Vietnamese coal power plant

Shinzo Abe

Japanese environmental NGOs on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 submitted a petition for the cancellation of the Vung Ang 2 Coal-fired Power Generation Project in Vietnam to the Japanese public and private sectors. The petition was signed by 127 organisations from over 40 countries and regions. Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Photo credit: telegraph.co.uk The recipients include the Japan Bank for ...

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Fishing: Makoko residents lament water pollution, dredging, seek government aid

Makoko fish oil

Residents of riverine Makoko area of Lagos State are not finding the effect on oil exploration in their waters funny. They are seriously lamenting dredging and water pollution in the area. However, they call on both the state and federal governments to assist them in their major occupation of fishing by providing them with good fishing equipment. During a community ...

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FishNet: Why fish is more valuable than oil

Fishermen Niger Delta

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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African maritime regulators flay dumping of toxic waste at sea

Dakuku Peterside

In a concerted effort to ensure that African Oceans are not overexploited and also not seen as a dumping ground for dangerous materials, participating countries at the just concluded conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations have agreed on the need for population, assets and critical infrastructure protection from maritime pollution by prevention of dumping of toxic ...

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Nordic textile makers conserve water, curb pollution

textile-factories

H&M, IKEA, Filippa K and 20 other Nordic brands are said to have saved more than 6.7 billion litres of water, or the daily water supply of one for 134 million people, in less than seven years. Under the guidance of the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI), a programme driving global change towards sustainable textile and leather production, the factories have ...

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Pollution kills 1.7m children yearly, says WHO

air-pollution

More than one in four deaths of children under five years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under-five years, say two new World Health Organisation (WHO) reports. The first ...

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System change will not be negotiated – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), in an address given on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Ecological Challenges Conference (Academia meets Activism) 2017, in the University of Oslo, Norway, says that the present fossil-based civilisation is running out of gas and its terminal point is imminent – whether planned or not We frequently hear calls for ...

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