News - Environment

Two Massive Lakes Under The Greenland Ice Sheet Drained Away In Weeks

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Two lakes underneath the ice in Greenland that previously held billions of gallons of water were rapidly drained, probably in a matter of weeks, researchers discovered recently. Researchers from various universities involved in a comprehensive mapping effort of the Greenland Ice Sheet discovered two craters over a mile wide that used...

Malawi - At Least 200, 000 Have Been Displaced

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The waters may be receding and the rainfall subsiding but Malawi is only now coming to terms with the "unprecendented" floods that hit the southern half of the country last week. At least 176 people lost their lives and another 200,000 have been displaced when heavy rains submerged homes, schools, and...

 

Experts Urge FG To Convert Flared Gas To Domestic Use

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Some oil and gas experts on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to put an end to gas flaring and harness it for domestic use. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the 1.79 billion dollars (about N289.60billion) lost annually to gas flaring was too enormous to be...

 

South African Expert Commends FG On E-Waste Regulation Policy

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A South African-based environment expert, Mr Ruben Rensburg, has commended the Federal Government for the formulation of electronic waste (e-waste) regulation policy in the country. Rensburg, an Environmental Country Manager for HP in Charge of Africa, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja...

 

NPWF to take professional wrestling to greater height in 2015 - Mohammed

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The Nigeria Professional Wrestling Federation (NPWF) on Tuesday said that the body would intensify its efforts toward increasing the profile of the sport in the coming year. Olanrewaju Mohammed, the NPWF president, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the federation was determined to provide the needed platform...

Developing Countries May Need $500 Bn Annually To Deal With The Fallout From Climate Change - UN

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Developing countries may need as much as $250-500 billion (203-406 billion euros) per year by mid-century to deal with the fallout from climate change, a UN report warned Friday. The projected amount was as much as five times higher than previous estimates and significantly more than today's spending on climate adaptation,...

Expert Seeks Enforcement Of Building Code To Avert Collapse

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A Real Estate Consultant, Mr Jogun Onabanjo, on Wednesday urged both the Federal and state governments to enforce building codes to curtail building collapse in Nigeria. Onabanjo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that given the recurring building disasters, government needed to be up and doing. He said that...

Bwari Residents Decry Bad Road, Water Scarcity

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Bwari residents have criticised the area council for the inadequate provision of basic infrastructure such as access road potable water as  the situation has impacted negatively on their living standard. The residents made their views known on Thursday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the performance...

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...