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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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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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UN: About 224 million people are under-nourished in Africa

About 224 million people are now reportedly under-nourished on the continent, an increase of over 20 million in recent years. The reasons for this are complicated, but related to the increasing pressures of extreme weather events. Rising temperatures and a greater prevalence of droughts across the continent has led to repeated crop failures. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the ...

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UK: higher risk of flooding

The UK’s Environment Agency has warned the public to prepare for a higher risk of flooding due to climate change.   The Environment Agency estimates that in England alone there are 5.2 million properties at risk of flooding. This is out of a total 27 million households across the four nations of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The national body ...

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Paris is considering suing the fossil fuel industry

Following the recent damaging floods in Paris, city officials are exploring the possibility of suing fossil fuel companies, joining New York and other major American cities in the courtroom against oil and natural gas companies.  The announcement came through a press release from 350.org- an international environmental organization advocating for the phase-out of fossil fuels. In 2015, the city of ...

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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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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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Finally That Stagnant Whirlpool Is Flushed out of Nigeria

The World Health Organization announced today that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, called this a ‘historic ...

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