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Study describes pollution from chemicals, wastes as key driver of biodiversity loss

Rolph Payet

All eyes are on global biodiversity this week, as the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity on Saturday, May 22, 2021 and calls are made to stem the tide of biodiversity loss worldwide. Rolph Payet, executive secretary of Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions. Photo credit: AFPTV via Getty Images With biodiversity loss occurring at an unprecedented rate, ...

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NBRI creates Pozzolana cement technology that reduces cement cost, pollution

Prof Samson Duna

Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Prof. Samson Duna, says NBRRI has come up with a cement technology, Pozzolana, that will drastically reduce cost of cement and limit air pollution. Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Prof. Samson Duna Duna said this in an interview on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the ongoing Technology and Innovation ...

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Pollution: Group urges govt to monitor private sector operations

Ineffective clean up

The Centre For Environment Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) has urged the Federal Government to roll out policies that will monitor the operations of the private sector on the environment. The outcome of oil spill Prof. Nenibarini Zabbey, the Coordinator of the CEHRD, made the call at one-day workshop organised by the group in partnership with the French Embassy in ...

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Forum explores implications of polluters’ judgment for environmental justice

Polluters Judgement

Over the last six decades the Niger Delta region of Nigeria has been immersed in extensive environmental pollution from the activities of oil and gas corporations. These pollutions have accounted for severe damage to communities, livelihoods and raised health challenges that have plunged life expectancy to 41 years. Barr Chima Williams, one of the lawyers for the four farmers/fishers, making ...

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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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