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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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Court cancels EIA approval of Turkey coal power plant

Izdemir Coal Power Plant

A court in Turkey on Friday, February 17 2017 rejected the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of Izdemir Coal Power Plant (CPP), in operation since 2014 in Aliaga, Izmir. Local communities have been fighting coal power plant projects for three decades. Following the Break Free escalations that took place in Izmir’s Aliaga district in May 2016, local communities are one ...

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As soot blankets Port Harcourt

Pollution

The air in parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital city, has been darkened by soot over the past few months, raising a cloud of concerns about the attendant health impacts. Citizens in parts of Port Harcourt are getting worried about the air they breathe. To put it another way, many citizens are afraid to breathe. And that can ...

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Paris Agreement: Deutsche Bank pulls out of coal projects

coal-plant

Deutsche Bank, the biggest bank in Germany, has said it will stop financing coal projects as part of its commitments under the Paris agreement to tackle global warming. “Deutsche Bank and its subsidiaries will not grant new financing for greenfield thermal coal mining and new coal-fired power plant construction,” it said in a statement. Existing exposure to such projects will ...

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Why polluters must be made to pay

air pollution

It is a known fact that man is a selfish being – even right from the womb. We are always concerned about meeting our needs without considering whose ox is gored. At first, we burned what was above the earth surface which is wood, peat and animal dung. During this time, everything was in control, because energy released could be ...

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