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State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country,...

Activists plan anti-fossil fuel mass action in Nigeria, others

The global platform “Break Free” has been launched, courtesy of the Climate Action Network (CAN). It features a series of peaceful, coordinated actions that...

Pollution: Shell reacts as fresh international legal actions are launched

Two Nigerian Niger Delta communities are suing oil big-wig Shell and asking for compensation for oil spills on their land. It is the second in five...

Nnimmo Bassey: How pollution has stolen our mothers

Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), at the recent workshop (in Bori, Ogoni, Rivers State, Nigeria) on “Building Community Resilience towards...

Why filthy environments will continue to obstruct elimination of Malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on countries to close the gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria. But when people are...

Gas flaring threatens health of Kaduna residents

Residents of Kaduna in northwest Nigeria, especially those living close to the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), have expressed reservations over a potential...

Save 80 stove: Curbing desertification, carbon emission

There is no doubt that the entire world and indeed Nigeria has started feeling the impact of the much talked about climate change. The...

Oil spill, gas flaring concerns dominate petroleum bill critique

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and environmental experts last week in Abuja attempted a review of the controversial draft Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), in the...

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Cloudiness, sunshine will prevail for three days from Friday, says NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and sunshine from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, 2022,...
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Ukraine war influences G7 environment ministers’ deliberations

Climate protection, energy and environment ministers of the G7 countries on Thursday, May 26, 2022, commenced a two-day meeting...

UN launches Eurasian-African bird migration atlas

Visualising how migratory animals connect continents, countries, sites and habitats are the result of an international scientific effort under...

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Cloudiness, sunshine will prevail for three days from Friday, says NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and...

Ukraine war influences G7 environment ministers’ deliberations

Climate protection, energy and environment ministers of the G7...