Nigerians take action against climate change, facing relevant SDG

Stakeholders in the Environment sector have called for collective efforts towards mitigating the effects of climate change. They made this call during the National Consultations on Pre-Conference of Parties(COP 25) workshop organised by Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) in Abuja on Wednesday. Dr Uzodinma Adirieje, President, Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and[...]

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Doom lurks for Lagosians and other Nigerian residents due to global warming

The dividends accruing to Nigeria from its 853-kilometer coastline may be reversed as a new report warns that rising seas could affect three times more people and submerge some of the world’s coastal cities by 2050. Research by Climate Central, a science organisation based in New Jersey, and published in the journal, Nature Communications, shows[...]

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Brazil vehemently rebuffs aid from G7 Sympathizers for Amazon Fires

Brazil has rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of “his home and his colonies.” Nearly 80,000 forest fires have broken out in Brazil since the beginning of the year — just over half of them in the massive[...]

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Major Wildfires in Portugal have finally Stopped

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal have brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days and injured 39 people. Civil Protection Agency commander Luis Belo Costa said around 1,000 firefighters were keeping watch over smoldering hotspots amid gusting winds and temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius. Belo Costa says[...]

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The Pentagon is more Environmentally Toxic than the whole of Sweden

The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels in the world, new research shows, creating more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions than industrialized countries such as Portugal or Sweden. The Pentagon, which oversees the U.S. military, released around 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases between 2001 and 2017, according to[...]

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Over a million species under threat of extinction because of human: Expert

A sweeping report assessing the state of the natural world found that humans are having an “unprecedented” and devastating effect on global biodiversity, with about 1 million animal and plant species now threatened with extinction. A summary of the report’s findings was released Monday by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which[...]

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Black snow falls in Siberia

Black snow has been spotted in a coal mining region in Russia. The Kemerovo area in southwest Siberia has undergone a gothic makeover, with videos and photos shared on social media showing jet-black flakes transforming the landscape. While the phenomenon may look eerily beautiful, it’s indicative of a coal mining industry that has very little[...]

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CBN to compensate 550,000 affected rice farmers

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria says the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved compensation for over 550,000 rice farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster. The News Agency of Nigeria, on Tuesday, quoted the National President, RIFAN, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, as saying that the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, had directed that the loans[...]

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Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday of more deaths to come. The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands[...]

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