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Global carbon emissions set to hit record high in 2018

A new report has found that global carbon emissions are set for an all-time high in 2018.   The Global Carbon Project (GCP) and the University of East Anglia, has recently conducted a research states that in 2018 the projected rise of carbon emissions will be 2.7 per cent, this is much higher than the 1.6 per cent rise in ...

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Kano ancient walls and gates

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Garlic and Cancer Treatments in Africa

By Shamsiyya Haruna   It is no more news that many African governments have failed to provide enough facilities for treating cancer patients, especially the poor who could not afford expensive treatment through Chemotherapy.   Thousands of cancer patients are dying silently while not much appears to have been done to stem the tide of losing them. The devastating effect ...

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Addressing the Scourge of Cancer in Nigeria

By Shamsiyya Haruna   Cancer patients in Nigeria especially the poor are labelled dead on arrival in public hospitals. Graveyard seems to be their final abode from the hospital, except the rich who can survive the cancer through adequate treatments of the disease after early detection.   The rich survive because they have the resources to travel for foreign medical ...

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Reviving Agricultural Potentials in Africa

Written by Shamsiyya Haruna   Africa has abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total tropical climates that permit long growing seasons, and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption.   Though African farmers who deploy old traditional tools for farming may look poor and dirty in appearance, the venture still remains a ...

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Call for applications: 2017/2018 OFAB media award

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Nigeria Chapter has launched the call, inviting application for the second edition of its media award. This award aims at recognizing exemplary journalism that stimulates best practices in adoption of agricultural technologies – particularly agricultural biotechnology. The African wide award known as the Pan-African Agricultural Innovations in Agriculture and Development (PAID) was initiated ...

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UK pledges to spend £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries

UK’s government have pledged to set aside £61.4 million to support efforts against plastic waste and boost global research   The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she is using the meeting of Commonwealth nations this week to accelerate action against plastic pollution.   Mrs May said: “As one of the most significant environmental challenges facing the world today, it ...

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Plant a tree today

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Using nature to fight climate change

According to the Uinted Nation’s annual World Water Development Report 2018 which highlighted the need to use nature to combat the challenges of a growing population and climate change.   Deforestation, intense farming methods and urbanization are issues bedeviling climate change, while climate change is making parts of the world more susceptible The UN said nature has a variety of ...

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School Campaign: Baraka On Environment talk on Meningitis

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