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Govt Approves New Environment Policy

Govt Approves New Environment Policy

The Nigerian government has approved a Revised National Policy on Environment which seeks to capture some of the emerging issues in environment matters. This was revealed, Wednesday, by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja “We […]

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

  More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources. With both climate change impacts and populations on the rise, we need to understand how we can meet the growing food demand while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience. Agriculture and the environment are often […]

UN Official Warns of Severe Hunger, Poverty Over Deforestation

UN Official Warns of Severe Hunger, Poverty Over Deforestation

A top United Nations official has warned that poverty and hunger will continue to plague the country if the current rate of deforestation is not tamed. Ms Almaz Gebru, the United Nations Coordinator, who also doubles as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda Country Director, said weather patterns are changing for the worse and […]

Scientists Warn World Will Miss Key Climate Target

Scientists Warn World Will Miss Key Climate Target

Leading climate scientists have warned that the Earth is perilously close to breaking through a 1.5C upper limit for global warming, only eight months after the target was set. The decision to try to limit warming to 1.5C, measured in relation to pre-industrial temperatures, was the headline outcome of the Paris climate negotiations last December. […]

Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Sleep Problem: My Bedroom Is Broken

Oftentimes, my patients complain of poor sleep quality related to factors in the sleep environment. Here are the four main considerations to assess in your own life: Light. There should be as little of it as possible. During the time a person typically sleeps, the brain secretes a hormone called melatonin, which helps induce sleep. […]

Tragedy As Flood Hits Ibadan, 2 Feared Dead

Tragedy As Flood Hits Ibadan, 2 Feared Dead

Some residents of Omi Adio/Apata/Gbekuba area of Ibadan have been hit by flood resulting from a down pour experienced between the hours of 7:30 till about 11pm Wednesday night. The flood, which submerged the access bridges along Odo Ona, NIHORT linking Gbekuba and neighbouring communities became unpassable after the rain flooded areas along the passage […]

Women Lead The Call To Arms As Anti-Fracking Fight Intensifies

Women Lead The Call To Arms As Anti-Fracking Fight Intensifies

“We are ready for them,” said Tina Louise Rothery. “It has been a long battle but we have been ready for a confrontation for a long time.” Rothery is one of a growing group of women at the forefront of opposition to fracking. Of the 250 anti-fracking community groups that have sprung up in Britain […]

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

It was with excitement and tears of joy as the 301 fire fighters and management members made their way to board flight AirCanada Boeing 777. The crew is expected to fly for over 20 hours before landing at their final destination, Canada where they will be assisting to supress wildfires. We wish them well. “As […]

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship and Its Supersized Pollution Problem

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship and Its Supersized Pollution Problem

When the gargantuan Harmony of the Seas slips out of Southampton docks on Sunday afternoon on its first commercial voyage, the 16-deck-high floating city will switch off its auxiliary engines, fire up its three giant diesels and head to the open sea. But while the 6,780 passengers and 2,100 crew on the largest cruise ship […]

Too Many Boats Are Chasing Too Few Fish

Too Many Boats Are Chasing Too Few Fish

Some market women milled around on a sweltering Monday afternoon at the Elmina fishing harbor near the port city of Cape Coast, in the central region of Ghana. Others sat chatting in the shade provided by a makeshift structure along the Atlantic Ocean. Drenched in sweat and with mist swirling about me, I trudged through […]

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