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World Bank Group Announces $200 billion over Five Years for Climate Action

Funding for 2021-2025 includes a significant boost for adaptation and resilience Washington DC - 3 December, 2018 --The World Bank Group today announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for countries...

Bold climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy: Okonjo-Iweala

PARIS – Ambitious action on climate change could contribute an extra $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, international experts said Wednesday, urging nations and businesses to step up their engagement, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance minister has said. The economic benefits...

Does Water Usage and Conservation Really Matter? Yes. Here’s Why

By Anna Kucirkova Waters everywhere, right? You use water when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands, to use the restroom, wash your clothes, and of course, you drink it. Water seems like an abundant, never-ending supply, right? Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact,...

WED 2018: Chevron’s commitment to environmental protection

The World Environment Day (WED), held annually on June 5 is the biggest event to celebrate and promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, WED aims to raise global awareness and mobilize humans to...

Earth movements: Oyo government allays fears of residents

The Oyo State Government has allayed the fears of residents, especially those in Oke-Ogun, following the recent earth movements in the area. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Solid Minerals, Mr Mathew Oyedokun, said in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan that the incident...

Harsh weather forces Dutse residents to sleep outdoor

Residents of Dutse metropolis of Jigawa are currently sleeping outside their homes due to excessive heat, investigations by our reporters have revealed. Since the beginning of hot season in March, residents have abandoned their rooms to sleep outside their premises. Further investigations revealed that people not...

NSE promotes Earth Day, signs Corporate Recycling MoU with RecyclePoints Limited

Lagos, April 23, 2018. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RecyclePoints Limited for the collection and recycling of waste materials generated at The Exchange’s offices. This initiative is also a demonstration...

Nigeria: Shrinking Goronyo dam threatens livelihood of millions

In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes. The lives and livelihoods of two million people in Nigeria are under threat because of a lack of water. Levels in the Goronyo dam...

Erosion: Buhari to declare state of emergency in Anambra

The people of Orumba North and Orumba South in Anambra have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency to the unending erosion disaster in the federal constituency. They made the request in Abuja on Friday when the traditional and town union leaders,...

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis Damian Carrington Environment editor Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the...
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