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Norway accomplishes its transport emissions target three years early

  In 2012, Norway announced that 85 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre will be the official target for transportation-related emissions by 2020. The target represents the average emissions per passenger kilometre in new cars. More than half the new cars sold in Norway last year were electric or hybrid, which has led to the country already reaching its transportation ...

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Imported GM maize deported due to lack of authorization 

    The Director General/ CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba has said the imported GM maize that was impounded at Apapa Wharf was repatriated back to its country of origin as the importers failed to comply with the NBMA 2015 act.   Dr. Ebegba stated this while addressing a press conference noting that, the Agency, after ...

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GEF has joined new forces to support climate resilience fund in,Bonn

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has announced its support for a first of its kind climate resilience investment fund at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn. The fund will boost adaptation efforts in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. And, for the first time, private investors will have the opportunity to get their return by investing in a fund ...

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Dubai’s electricity and water authority secured 650 million dollars for green projects

  Managing Director and CEO of DEWA Saeed Al Tayer made the assertion “In collaboration with national banks, we are pleased to announce that Dewa has raised Dh2.4 billion ($650 million) for the Dubai Green Fund”. He made this statement during the opening keynote at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) taking place in Dubai.   He added: “The world ...

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2016 saw the highest number of polio case in history

  As the world commemorate wold polio day, Fewer children were paralyzed by wild poliovirus in 2016 than in any other year in history (37 cases), and so far in 2017, less than 15 cases have occurred in three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. World polio day started in the year 1988 with the aim to eradicate the spread ...

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Heavy downpour killed 8 in Tamale, Ghana

Written by Murtala  Kpambe   At least eight persons including two school children died after floods hit the Northern Region of Ghana on July 25. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) told journalists in Tamale that it has completed its assessment, but has very little in store to support victims.   The Director General of NADMO Eric Nana Agyeman Prempeh ...

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Water week 2017- water is life

  According to the  Executive Director Torgny Holmgren Stockholm International Water Institute in his message on the World Water Week closed that closes on Friday,  Over 3,200 participants from 133 countries have attended several hundred sessions, shared experiences, and discussed solutions to the world’s most critical water challenges. Water is the lifeline of our civilization. Without it, there is no ...

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In search for dividend of democracy while flooding bites hard

  Flooding is among the most devastating natural disasters in the world, claiming many lives and causing more property damage than any other natural phenomena in Nigeria, though not leading in terms of claiming lives, flood affects and displaces more people than any other disaster, which also causes more damage to properties.   Despite the phenomenon Nigeria government tend to ...

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Industrial Effluent In Kano State

  Some pictures of Industrial effleunt in Kano state. Share on: WhatsApp

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Operation Keep Kano Clean

Given a panoramic view of Kano city, one of the largest ever busy commercial cities in Nigeria, gives clear picture of major developmental projects and beautiful road network initiated by the state government. However, the growing concern in Kano bothered largely on the manner in which residence dispose their refuse in public places aside the designated collection spots, an eyesore ...

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