Gas Faring Prohibition Act: ERA/FoEN Commends Senate, Demands IOCs Pay Actual Value of Flared Gas

Ban on gas flaring commendable, long overdue, says ERA/FoEN The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Gas Flaring in Nigeria sponsored by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial district. The Bill, which passed second hearing in […]

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CSOs to FG: Don’t Resume Oil Exploration in Ogoniland. It’s Insensitive, Threat to Peace

  “The action of the government at this time gives the impression that it only flagged off the Ogoni Clean up through HYPREP in order to purchase the goodwill to resume oil extraction in the area. How else does one explain the fact that a site supposedly being cleaned up will resume full oil extraction […]

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POLLUTION: Disaster Looms in Africa, Others as 250 Scientists Predict Millions of Deaths

A report, produced by 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries released on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Environment Assembly at Nairobi in Kenya has predicted millions of premature deaths by mid-century if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures Flagging the deadly impact of air and water pollution […]

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Why Africa Must Be Wary of Big Polluters in Africa Climate Week by Sriram Madhusoodanan and Philip Jakpor

You would never invite the arsonist who set fire to your house to put it out by adding more kerosene. So why are Big Polluters (that, for decades, have derailed progress to address the climate crisis) and their dangerous distractions such as market mechanisms poised to be front and center during the upcoming Africa Climate […]

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Niger Delta Clean-up: Stakeholders Demand HYPREP Removal From TSA, Professionalism, Community Participation

    COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE HIGH LEVEL ADVOCACY WORKSHOP ON THE CLEAN-UP OF THE NIGER DELTA HELD AT CORINTHIA VILLA HOTEL, ABUJA, JANUARY 24, 2019 PREAMBLE A One-Day High Level Advocacy Workshop on the Clean-up of Niger Delta was organized by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) with support from Cordaid. The workshop […]

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Leaders from Frontline Communities Challenge Shell at UN Climate Talks

KATOWICE — Today, communities directly impacted by Shell’s abusive practices spoke out as fossil-fuel trade association IETA hosted representatives from the Big Polluter for an event at the U.N Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 24th conference of the parties (#COP24). The side event happened just days after a Shell executive bragged about the corporation’s influence […]

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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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