News - Environment

Nigerian’s Agriculture Mechanization Scheme Is Up And Running

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The permanent secretary ministry of agriculture, Sunny Echono who disclosed this to news men in Abuja said, the scheme has deployed 590 tractors, various harvest and post harvest equipment to render mechanization service across the country using public private partnership platform. Echono said the sum of 3.6 Bn naira take off...

 

Take Weather Forecasts Seriously – D.G

2 years ago /

The Director-General of the Meteorological Agency, Anthony Anuforum, wants Nigerians and other residents in the country to take weather forecasts seriously in their daily planning in order to avoid unpleasant fallouts. Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Monday on activities marking the World Meteorological Day, the NIMET boss said daily weather...

FG Launches Irrigation Project in Kaduna

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The Gurara community in Kaduna state was jubilant on Friday as the federal government commissioned the 100 billion naira Gurara irrigation project. Vice President Namadi Sambo who flagged off the project which is part of the Gurara dam, said the initiative will address the challenges of power, agriculture and water distribution....

NESREA Set To Reposition For Higher Productivity

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The National Environment Standards and Regulatory Agency (NESREA) says it is taking a new approach towards repositioning and re-engineering the Agency for higher productivity. The Agebcy gave the indication during its third management retreat, held in Nasarawa state. It says it has established 24 field offices in the 6 geo-political zones of...

"Suge" Knight Released From Hospital, Back In Custody

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The 49-year-old was taken back into custody at around 9 p.m, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Armed guards had previously been watching Knight after he was hospitalized after suffering an "anxiety attack" at court Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a hit-and-run case The...

Scientific Report Records 2014 As Hottest Year Since 1880 – NEMA DG

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Tuesday that researches by two U.S. agencies had recored 2014 as the hottest year since 1880. The NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during a stakeholders platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The two-day stakeholders platform was organised by...

UN Confirms 2014 Was 'Hottest Year On Record'

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The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a "warming trend" that appeared set to continue, the UN's weather agency said Monday. Average global air temperatures in 2014 were 0.57 degrees Celsius (1.03 degree Fahrenheit) higher than the long-term average of 14 C (57.2 F) for a 1961-1990 reference...

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

2 years ago /

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

2 years ago /

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...