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Nairobi hosts UN biodiversity talks aimed at ’30 by 30′ push

Nairobi hosts UN biodiversity talks aimed at ’30 by 30′ push

United Nations negotiators have begun talks in Nairobi towards reaching a new global pact for protecting nature and wildlife, after a previous round of talks in March failed to make progress. With scientists warning that an estimated one million species [...]

June 23, 2022 Environmental issues
Floods hit South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province again

Floods hit South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province again

Heavy rains in South Africa have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes on the east coast, according to officials, only a month after the worst floods in living memory killed more than 400. The floods over the weekend [...]

May 24, 2022 Africa, Environmental issues
Nigerian tourist recounts horrifying experience in Tanzania

Nigerian tourist recounts horrifying experience in Tanzania

Excited about her 23rd birthday, in April 2021, Zainab Oladehinde chose to treat herself to a trip to Zanzibar, the famous archipelago of islands in Tanzania known for its tourist attraction and also known as a haven for spices. Little [...]

April 19, 2022 entertainment, Geography
No country met air quality standards in 2021

No country met air quality standards in 2021

A survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities on Tuesday showed that no country met the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021. The survey also showed that smog even rebounded in some regions after a COVID-related dip. The WHO [...]

March 23, 2022 Environmental issues
World ‘sleepwalking’ to climate catastrophe

World ‘sleepwalking’ to climate catastrophe: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday the world is “sleepwalking to climate catastrophe”, with major economies allowing carbon pollution to increase when drastic cuts are needed. The planet-saving goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 Fahrenheit) is already [...]

March 22, 2022 Environmental issues
Buhari signs Nigeria’s Climate Change bill into law

Buhari signs Nigeria’s Climate Change bill into law

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday signed the Climate Change bill into law. This was made public by the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu. According to Mr Shehu, the Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the [...]

November 19, 2021 Environmental issues
Nigeria will cut carbon emission to net zero by 2060

Nigeria will cut carbon emission to net zero by 2060

President Muhammad Buhari has said Nigeria will cut its carbon emission to net zero by 2060. He spoke at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in Glasgow, UK. Mr Buhari said the conference is happening at a time [...]

November 3, 2021 Environmental issues
‘Climate catastrophe’: World faces 2.7C temperature rise

‘Climate catastrophe’: World faces 2.7C temperature rise

Current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the planet on track for a “catastrophic” average 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century, the United Nations has said, the latest stark warning ahead of crunch climate talks. Just days before the [...]

October 27, 2021 Environmental issues
Nigeria hails U.S. return to global climate change agenda

Nigeria hails U.S. return to global climate change agenda

The Nigerian government has praised United States President Joe Biden for returning to the global climate change agenda, even as the American government pledged support for Nigeria’s fight against insecurity. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the commendation on Tuesday at [...]

October 21, 2021 Environmental issues
People in Africa threatened by climate change

People in Africa threatened by climate change

A new report by the United Nations has warned that more than 100 million “extremely poor” people across Africa are threatened by accelerating climate change that could also melt away the continent’s few glaciers within two decades. The report released [...]

October 20, 2021 Environmental issues
LAWMA Holds World Clean-Up Day At Ilashe

LAWMA Holds World Clean-Up Day At Ilashe

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has commemorated the 2021 World Clean-up Day, along with a network of corporate bodies NGOs and governmental organizations, during which 1,250 kilogrammes of plastic materials was harvested, along a 5-kilometre distance of Ilashe beach, [...]

September 21, 2021 Environmental issues
Three Dead, Cars Swept Away As Flood Wreaķs Havoc In Abuja

Three Dead, Cars Swept Away As Flood Wreaķs Havoc

No fewer than three persons were reported dead in a flood disaster that ravaged TradeMoore Estate, along Airport Road, in the Lugbe area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. An eyewitness on Monday said the incident happened at about 10pm [...]

September 14, 2021 Environmental issues
12 people died after Angola mine tailings leak

12 people died after Angola mine tailings leak

Twelve people died and 4,400 fell sick in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following a tailings leak from the Catoca diamond mine in Angola in July, the DRC’s environment minister has said. After a visit to Kasai province, [...]

September 4, 2021 Environmental issues
Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Nearly 300 firefighters, two water bomber planes and five helicopters were battling a forest fire in Greece on Sunday that destroyed homes and farm buildings and injured eight people, authorities said. Civil Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis credited the firefighters with [...]

August 2, 2021 Environmental issues
Extreme’ wildfires and heavy smoke grip western US and Canada

Extreme’ wildfires and heavy smoke grip western US and Canada

A brutal start to the wildfire season in the western United States and Canada worsened Thursday as a massive Oregon blaze exploded in dry, windy conditions and a new California blaze threatened communities devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire. Wildfire [...]

July 16, 2021 Environmental issues, International
South Sudan celebrates 10 years of independence

South Sudan celebrates 10 years of independence

Friday marks 10 years since South Sudan gained independence to become the world’s youngest nation – yet few citizens are rejoicing. Over the past 10 years, the oil-rich country has been mired in fighting that killed nearly 400,000 people, engrained corruption and a deteriorating humanitarian [...]

July 9, 2021 Africa, Geography
Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

The Nigerian Government has pledged renewed commitment to partner with UNESCO towards improving livelihoods of inhabitants of the Lake Chad Region. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu made the pledge on Wednesday, when he received Dr Hajo Sani, Nigeria’s [...]

July 8, 2021 Geography
Climate colonialism and the EU’s Green Deal

Climate colonialism and the EU’s Green Deal

Since the beginning of the year, the Amazon Rainforest, our largest tropical forest full of ecosystems essential to global climate regulation networks, has had 430,000 acres (174,000 hectares) cleared and burned to supply the logging industry and clear land for [...]

June 24, 2021 Environmental issues
Isolated Marquesas Islands

The Isolated Marquesas Islands In The South Pacific (Pictures)

Life on one of the world’s most remote sets of islands, which are still only inhabited by its original tribal settlers, has been captured in a series of stunning photographs. The ‘extremely isolated’ Marquesas Islands are one of the world’s [...]

December 5, 2020 Geography
Ebonyi Rice Farmers Helpless As Herdsmen, Cows Destroy Their Farms

Ebonyi Rice Farmers Helpless As Herdsmen, Cows Destroy Their Farms

EDWARD NNACHI writes that the unending crisis between herdsmen, whose animals destroy produce, and farmers in Ebonyi State poses serious threat to food security in the state and its environs Forty-nine-year-old Ibiam Uchenna-Ogbuewu, a native of Ebunwana Edda community in [...]

October 8, 2020 Environmental issues
Rock With Human Face

Pictures Of Rock With Human Face In Kwara

Mafari Discovers a New Nature, Rock With Human Face in Kwara State In our quest to explore the world, capture its beauty, and showcase life through the lens; nature came to us in a form we recognize. A form in [...]

September 14, 2020 Environmental issues
Odonla Ilaje

Odonla Ilaje, Ondo: A Village That Lives On Water But Can Barely Get Water

A visit to Odonla, one of the many villages spread out along the long Atlantic coastal line of Ilaje, Ondo state with a combined projected population of over 391,200 people in an area of about 1,357km2, will certainly open your [...]

September 3, 2020 Environmental issues
Ojodu Abiodun

Ogun State Begins Work On Ojodu Abiodun, Akute Road (Photos)

The Ogun State Government has assured residents of Ojodu Abiodun, Akute in Ifo Local Government Area of the State that the State Government would immediately commence work on the 4.65-kilometre road at the end of the current raining season, with [...]

July 20, 2020 Environmental issues, General
26 church youths who drowned in River Benue

26 Church Youths Drown In River Benue, Mourned By Their Families

This tragedy is too much for us to bear –Families of 26 church youths who drowned in River Benue Wailings from an inconsolable young lady in her 20s, Renance Vincent, moved many sympathisers to tears. The lady’s younger siblings identified [...]

July 11, 2020 Environmental issues
building collapse

Building Collapses At Lagos Island, Lagos State

A building collapse occurred at midnight – Saturday, July 11th, 2020 in Freeman Street, a street in Lagos Island Local Government Area, Lagos State. Am an eye witness to it. As at the time of filing this report, casualties have [...]

July 11, 2020 Environmental issues
100-million-year-old “river Monster”

100-million-year-old “river Monster” Discovered In The Sahara (photos)

The 100-million-year-old “river Monster” first ever evidence of a dinosaur which swam, lived and hunted underwater has been discovered in the now-barren wilderness of the Saharan desert. But 100 million years ago this region would have been a lush oasis [...]

May 1, 2020 Geography
Nigerians struggle as virus lockdown hits supply chains

Nigerians struggle as virus lockdown hits supply chains

Nigerians struggle as virus lockdown hits supply chains: At a market on the outskirts of Nigeria’s megacity Lagos, yam trader Olatunji Okesanya is scrambling for produce as measures to halt the coronavirus cut him off from suppliers. “The restriction in [...]

April 10, 2020 Environmental issues
Three-storey building collapses in Enugu

Three-storey building collapses in Enugu

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in Enugu State. The building, which was located at Ezeluike Street, Olympic Layout, off One Day, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state collapsed on Sunday about 8:20pm. [...]

April 6, 2020 Environmental issues
#AprilFoolDay

#AprilFoolDay: Don’t add panic to global pains, COVID-19 volunteers warn Nigerians

A group, COVID-19 Incident Volunteers, has warned Nigerians to ignore April Fool Day jokes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The April 1 tradition sees families, web users and corporations embrace practical jokes. But the group urged Nigerians to desist from such [...]

April 1, 2020 Environmental issues
Explosion Rocks Akure, 100 Houses, School, Churches Destroyed

Explosion Rocks Akure, 100 Houses, School, Churches Destroyed

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning. The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the [...]

March 28, 2020 Environmental issues