ECOCIDE IN THE NIGER DELTA: Why The Silence? by Afoegba Goody

We are committing Ecocide in the Niger Delta with the manner IOC’s conduct their business and regulatory agencies become their partners in crime. We have forgotten the environmental problems of the Niger Delta due to the general hardship in the country. There are about five hundred (500) environmental laws in Nigeria yet we don’t know […]

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Dead Whale Had 1,000 pieces Of Plastic In Stomach…

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including flip-flops and 115 drinking cups, a park official has said, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world’s largest plastic polluting countries. Rescuers from Wakatobi national park found the rotting carcass […]

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DANGER: Plastics in Oceans will Outweigh Fishes by 2050 – IMO

Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of #plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050. The #International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from some scientists on the huge problem in the oceans, and its future impacts on environment. […]

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New satellite data reveals the world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga – South Africa

A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date. Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) analysis of the data points to coal and transport as the two principle sources of air pollution, with Mpumalanga in South […]

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Nigeria’s fossil-fuels dependence cause of incessant loss of lives – ERA/FoEN

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has blamed Nigeria’s reliance on fossil fuels for the unrelenting oil spill-related incidents across the country, the recent one involving over 50 persons incinerated when a pipeline belonging to the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) in Umuode Community in Aba, Abia State exploded. The incident […]

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Sounding the Climate Alarm By Nnimmo Bassey

The Climate alarm could not have been much louder than the special report (SR15) that has just been released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). While the Paris Agreement presented the famous target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or well below 2.0 degrees, the special report shows that such […]

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Checkmating Tobacco Industry Infiltration Dominates Debate as Treaty Talks Begins in Geneva

Nigeria and 180 other countries meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the Eighth Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) have expressed worry about tobacco industry influencing the talks. At the conference which began today (October 1) and runs through 6 October, calls for live-streaming of the […]

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The Breath of Death: Nigeria now leads in Air Pollution in Africa – Report

    By Shola Ogundipe, Health Editor There is a silent rage of air pollution in Nigeria. These days, the air quality is so bad it kills. Almost every breath taken is like the breath of death. Literally, air pollution is choking the life out of Nigerians. Indoors and outdoors, air pollution is killing more […]

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