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Marijuana Products Under Bob Marley's Estate To Launch Next Year

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The late reggae artist Bob Marley famously spoke of the creative powers of "the herb" -- and now his family is launching a marijuana brand which will sell cannabis and related products. Marley's estate and cannabis-focused private equity firm Privateer Holdings today announced the launch of Marley Natural, a company based in New York City. The company...

Human Rights Activist Sues Lagos Govt. Over Monthly Sanitation

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A human rights lawyer, Ebunolu Adegboruwa, has dragged the Lagos State Government and other respondents before a Federal High Court over restriction of movement on last Saturday of every month, which is observed as environmental sanitation day in Lagos State. The court, on Tuesday, fixed January 28, 2015 to hear the...

 

Peru's Forests Store More CO2 Than US Emits In A Year, Research Shows

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Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for Science (CIS) shows. Home...

Hole In Florida Swallows Car, Forces Evacuations Of Homes

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Residents in a central Florida community watched anxiously on Tuesday after two holes opened in the ground, including one that swallowed a car, forcing six families to evacuate their homes. The first of the two holes opened on Monday morning in the Holiday Travel Park, a community for people aged 55...

Hawaii Family Loses Rented Home To Lava

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The family who lost their rented home to a lava flow in Hawaii is looking forward to building a new one on land that was covered by lava years ago. John and Margaret Byrd lived in the home with their family for eight years. They raised rabbits and other animals on...

 

NiMet Predicts Cloudy Conditions, Rain For Saturday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions in the central states on Saturday with chances of localised thundery activities over Yelwa. This is contained in a Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) in Abuja on Friday. It stated that localised thunderstorms are expected in...

Central States To Experience Cloudy Conditions And Localised Thunderstorms Today - NiMet

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Wednesday predicted partly cloudy to cloudy conditions in the central states with chances of localised thunderstorms in the morning and evening of Thursday.  This prediction is contained in a Weather Outlook issued by NiMet’s Central Forecast Office (CFO) in Abuja. According to the NiMet forecast, when a...

China’s Pollution Problem Killed 670,000 In 2012, Study Says

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A new study has revealed the staggering cost of China’s dependence on coal to power its economy: 670,000 deaths in one year alone. The study, by Tsinghua University associate professor Teng Fei, lays bare the extent of the country’s pollution problem that is the darkest side effect of the country’s rapid...

Harmattan Haze: Avoiding The Dry Season Blues

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It’s that time of the year when the hot and dry north eastern wind known as harmatan blows across West Africa from the Sahara desert and the health effects of the dusty wind is the concern of Nigerians once again. However, with the severe climate change been experienced around the world,...

Deadly Japanese Pufferfish Found Washed Up On DORSET

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At first glance this hapless fish looks like a large mackerel that has swallowed a football. But the unusual looking creature found washed up on a south coast beach is actually an exotic but deadly pufferfish, usually only found in tropical waters. The species - a specialty in Japan - are well-known...

Construction Of 14-Storey Standard Chartered Bank Building Violates Environmental Laws – Expert Witness

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An expert witness, Dr Tunji Adejumo, on Tuesday claimed that a 14-storey building being constructed by the Standard Chartered Bank in Victoria Island, Lagos, violated Nigeria’s environmental laws. Adejumo made the claim while testifying before Justice Doris Okuwobi of an Ikeja High Court at the resumption of the suit filed by...

Mubi Attack: NEMA To Establish More IDP’s Camps In Yola

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Following the insurgent attacks on Mubi, Adamawa, the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) has concluded arrangements to open more camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola. Malam Sani Datti, the agency’s spokesperson, said disclosed the plan in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Friday. Datti...

Humans May Only Survive 68 Days On Mars

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Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says. Oxygen levels would start to deplete after about two months and scientists said new technologies are required before...

Road Accident Claim 10 Lives In Onitsha

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Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State witness a fatal motor accident that claimed about 10 lives, leaving over 20 injured and relations, friends in search of their loved ones at hospitals and morgues. Some of the relations, who spoke with Nigerian Tribune, stated that some of the hospitals visited included,...

 

500 Flights Cancelled And 59 Injured As Typhoon Vongfong Sweeps Up The Japanese Coast

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Safety measures at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant were tightened today as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year battered the southern islands of Kyushu and Shikoku. Typhoon Vongfong brought heavy rain to Tokyo and caused extensive travel disruption across Japan, where 820,000 people have been urged to leave...

Total Lunar Eclipse To Occur Early Wednesday Morning

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A total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday, 8 october, will offer stargazers a rare chance to see both an eclipsed moon and a rising sun at the same moment, thanks to an optical trick played by the earth’s atmosphere. During the lunar eclipse, the sun and moon will be exactly...

FG Summons SNEPCO Chairman Over Bonga Oil Spill

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The Federal Government has summoned the new managing director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), Tony Attah, over the lingering crisis on the Bonga oil spill which occurred on December 20, 2011. According to National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), about 40,000 barrels of oil spilled into...

Japanese Volcano: Rescue Workers Find Three More Bodies As Typhoon Looms

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Authorities have found three more bodies on the still-smouldering Japanese volcano on Saturday after a search which had been stalled by heavy rain resumed, even as a typhoon threatens to further hamper the recovery operation. Police said on Friday that 16 people were unaccounted for on Mount Ontake, which erupted a...

More Bodies Found On Japanese Volcano; Toll Now 47

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Rescue workers in japan have recovered 12 more bodies from mount on take, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday’s volcanic eruption. The search resumed despite fears of toxic gases and another eruption. The number of those unaccounted for is unknown but estimates say hundreds were at the summit...

One Killed, Severaly Injured As Another Building Collapses In Anambra

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At least one person was killed and about 20 others seriously injured after a three-storey building under construction collapsed at Eziora village, Adazi-Ani in Anaocha local council area of Anambra State on Friday. The building, jointly owned by Mr. Uche Okeke and his five siblings who are children of the transport...