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Concern as Antarctic ice shelf crack grows rapidly

Antarctic-ice-shelf-crack

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break. The rift has accelerated this year in an area already vulnerable to warming temperatures. Since December, the crack has grown by the length of about five football fields each day. The crack in Larsen C now reaches over 100 ...

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Lagos, rains, climate change, sea level rise and youth

‘The rains are here again, bringing conundrum that is difficult to cope with, confusion, wailing and a myriad of feelings and emotions. No more shelter to call home, clean drinking water is polluted and diseases are on the rise’ What is going to happen next? Trying to put myself in the shoes of people that live by the coastline, I can ...

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Sea level rise claims five Pacific islands

Solomom Islands

Rising sea levels that submerge entire islands were supposed to be a distant possibility of an apocalyptic future. But in the idyllic Pacific, that future is here. Five of the Solomon Islands have completely disappeared under water over the past seven decades, one drawing its last breath as recently as 2011, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters. Another ...

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Conservationists urge action to tackle rising sea level

Conservationists have underlined the need to take practical action aimed at curbing sea level rise and save the environment. At a recent gathering (the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions) in Lagos to observe the World Environment Day, they underscored the importance of joining the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other groups’ effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aimed ...

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Epidemic looms as Atlantic Ocean inundates Lagos community

For the umpteenth time on Saturday, May 31, 2014, residents of Okun Alfa Community by the Alpha Beach along the Lagos coastline on the Lekki Peninsula, Eti-Osa Local Council, were inundated by flood waters from the Atlantic Ocean. The water intruded into their homes and businesses, rendering some homeless and stranded. Flooding has always been a challenge faced by Lagos ...

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Ocean surge in Lagos, govt advises residents to keep away

There was panic in Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday as the Atlantic Ocean overflowed its banks. Residents and early morning callers to the Lekki Beach noticed the rising level of the ocean waves and raised an alarm. According to an eye-witness, a lady narrowly escaped being swept away when the waves suddenly took ...

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Fodeke: Sea level rise threatens nation’s seaports, oil installations

The nation’s vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change will cost it dearly, according to an expert. Dr Victor Fodeke, formerly Nigeria’s climate chief, is particularly worried over the threat of extensive damage to petrochemical industrial installations presently concentrated in the coastal belt from sea-level rise. According to him, the numerous industries clustering around Nigeria’s seaports are seriously threatened ...

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