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A third of global commodity-hungry firms have no-deforestation policies – report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko. A third of the 350 companies most exposed to commodities such as palm oil, beef and timber have no policies to ensure their products are not fuelling deforestation, a report by NGO Global Canopy showed on Thursday. Protecting the world’s forests is central to efforts to limit man-made global warming by Read More…

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EU scientists say 2021 was world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: earth.com. The year 2021 has passed as the world’s fifth hottest on record, with levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hitting new highs, European Union scientists said. In a report issued on Monday, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that the last seven years were the world’s Read More…

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KAI Brigade steps up vigilance against the poaching of endangered wildlife in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the recovery of a sea turtle and the arrest of the poacher, the Kick against Indiscipline (KAI) squad of the Ministry of Environment, Eti-Osa can be said to have stepped up its vigilance against sea wildlife in Lagos. As a result, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), has called for collective support against Read More…

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No smiles for Nigeria, developing countries, at COP26

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images, EPA/George Esiri. The final agreement from the COP26 which just ended in Glasgow, Scotland, offers little promise for Nigeria and its fellow developing nations. Even then the two-week conference in Scotland delivered a major win in resolving the rules around carbon markets, just as it did little to assuage vulnerable countries’ Read More…

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COP26: Woodsmoke clouds Nigeria’s carbon reduction plans

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. LAGOS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Nigerians have been lining up to buy Adunni Abdul’s moimoi – black-eyed peas steamed in leaves – for more than a decade in the vast tech accessories market in Lagos. Five years ago, she ditched the smoke that came with it; now it is Read More…

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Climate Change: Nigeria signs Global Methane Pledge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Hannah McKay. In picture above: Methane bubbles are seen in an area of marshland at a research post at Stordalen Mire near Abisko, Sweden, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Nigeria is among two dozen countries that have joined a U.S./EU-led effort to slash methane emissions by 30% by 2030, giving the emerging global Read More…

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Govt working to reduce ozone-depleting substances in Lagos environment

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to the continuous phasing out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) to continually aid the healing of the ozone layer and boost energy efficiency in the cooling sector. The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services (OES), Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, stated this at a webinar session organised by the Read More…

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Lagosians warned to keep clean to avoid Cholera outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO/L. Pezzoli, MOELagos. Lagosians have been advised to embrace wholesome hygienic practices to beat the cholera epidemic now ravaging parts of the country In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, residents have been charged not to wait until a cholera outbreak occurs before Read More…

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Lagos issues stop-work order at 10 dredging sites in Awoyaya, Environs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: ROBIN HAMMOND/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Stop-work orders have been issued to 10 illegal dredging sites at Awoyaya area of the State and its environs The orders came from the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources who embarked on a monitoring exercise of the area. Speaking on the incident, the Director of Mineral Resources Read More…

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Construction of Iwaya drainage channels begins, stakeholders engaged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye, MOELagos. Work has commenced on the System 3C and Alara/Adeshina collector drains to permanently curb the menace of flooding in the Majaro, Iwaya, Alara and Adeshina neighbourhoods of Lagos Mainland LGA. For this reason, the Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, rallied the support and cooperation of stakeholders and residents of these Read More…