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POOR AIR QUALITY IN THE NIGER DELTA ENVIRONS

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Poor air quality has been of serious concerned in the Niger Delta area as a result of the illegal refineries been operated in the region. It has been the source of poor quality diesel which contains high sulfur content when is a serious treat to the people in the region which is the majo ...

Connecting ‘People’ With Nature – Are The Youths Included? 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
What if I told you that 80% of Nigerian youths lack a basic environmental education? What if I told you that 70% of young people around the world do not care about the environment they live in? Yes Now, before you begin a lsquo;I-want-to-proof-it rsquo; research, know that the truth, the bitter ...

World Environment Day 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Ignorance is not an option ndash; the environment is the ldquo;stage rdquo; for every ldquo;performance rdquo;, every entity is important to it if the world would remain an ecosystem ndash; a self-supporting system. In the wake of recent global happenings, one cannot but think of what would beco ...

TREASURING OUR BIODIVERSITY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The colossal figures that describe the loss of flora and fauna in Nigeria over the last two decades are so saddening. It simply points to the fact that the word ldquo;biodiversity rdquo; is just a well-known vocabulary or should I say, a terminology that only exists in books. For the sake of ped ...

Prof Esimone inducted into Nigerian Academy of Science

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Nigerian Academy of Science last week inducted Prof Charles Esimone into the prestigious organization. Esimone, a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is a professor of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical microbiology. He is the pioneer dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Nnamdi Azikiw ...

Vandalism: Expert recommends remote sensing for pipeline security

Monday, February 20, 2017
An engineering geomorphologist from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth UK, Dr. Malcolm Whitworth has urged the Federal Government to deploy remote sensing devices in the surveillance and protection of oil and gas installations, especially the pipelines. ...

Not All Soot Are Black, Port Harcourt Must Act NOW

Friday, February 17, 2017
For the past few months, Rivers State has been experiencing Black soot - an environmental and health hazard. In this interview with Alli Abiola, Port Harcourt based Environmental advocate and CEO of Bliss Octanoprise International, BOI, Wonne Afonelly, weighs in on the deadly menace and advis ...

RIWAMA Warns Against Dumping Of Waste In Drainage Channels

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Sole Administrator of Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Bro Felix Obuah has warned contractors, property builders and developers in the State against dumping of what he described as building wastes in the drainage channels. He observed that silting of Building Wastes in drai ...

Africa’s trade under a changing climate

Friday, September 26, 2014
The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people, claimed 257,000 lives and cost over $1 billion in damages. The recent Africa Adaptation Gap report by t ...

Global leaders advocate for a green growth economy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Copenhagen, October 9, 2012 Addressing representatives of government, industry and international organizations attending the annual Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) at the Moltkes Palace in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has in her opening remarks called on ...

USD 50B for Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Friday, June 22, 2012
Over five years of hard work and since the Sustainable Energy for All initiative's official launch in New York in 2011, Mr. Yumkella has globe trotted the world meeting with world leaders and their governments, international and civil societies as well as well as heads of multilateral development ba ...

UN CHIEF TO SOUND ALARM ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ON UPCOMING VISIT TO PACIFIC REGIO

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a four-nation visit to Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Kiribati at the end of this week during which the issue of climate change will be a key focus. My visit has three main goals, Mr. Ban told Member States of the General Assembly today ...

CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION WILL PUT WORLD ON SAFER, MORE EQUITABLE PATH – BAN

Friday, August 26, 2011
25 August - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a clean energy revolution to help transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, safer, more equitable path. Countries that move quickly down a clean energy pathway will be the economic powerhouses of the 21st century, Mr. B ...
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