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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
EU project aims to crowdsource air pollution data The World Health Organisation estimates that poor air quality costs the globa
EU project aims to crowdsource air pollution data
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 2 hours ago
The World Health Organisation estimates that poor air quality costs the global economy £53bn each year A campaign to get citizens to monitor air pollution using their smartphones was launched today... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Low-Cost Device Can Revolutionize Air Quality Monitoring and Help Countries Prevent Deaths From Outdoor PollutionNairobi — A ground-breaking air quality measuring device unveiled today in Nair
Low-Cost Device Can Revolutionize Air Quality Monitoring and Help Countries Prevent Deaths From Outdoor Pollution
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Nairobi — A ground-breaking air quality measuring device unveiled today in Nairobi by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), expected to cost up to 100 times less than existing solutions, has the potential to revolutionize air quality... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Africa awash in sunlight, but not solar energyFrom household solar panels to thermal generators big enough to power a town, s
Africa awash in sunlight, but not solar energy
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
From household solar panels to thermal generators big enough to power a town, sun power has enjoyed explosive growth around the world. Everywhere, that is, except on the sun-drenched continent of Africa. With an average daily dose of five-to-seven... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNEP Executive Director Concludes Visit to UgandaKampala — United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim
UNEP Executive Director Concludes Visit to Uganda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Kampala — United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner yesterday concluded a successful visit to Uganda, where he met with H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, to present the Uganda... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Wastewater an Underestimated Resource Not to be Squandered - UN StudyStockholm — From Argentina, to Finland, to Singapore - a new book highlights su
Wastewater an Underestimated Resource Not to be Squandered - UN Study
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Stockholm — From Argentina, to Finland, to Singapore - a new book highlights successful examples of converting wastewater to profit Wastewater treatment is proving a sound investment, as examples from around the world show its benefits stretch... Read more
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Clean Power East Africa to Show Region's Renewable Energy Potential in Nairobi in August"I really hope we can keep the momentum going" "Project developers, funders, s
Clean Power East Africa to Show Region's Renewable Energy Potential in Nairobi in August
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
"I really hope we can keep the momentum going" "Project developers, funders, support organisations and others are not interacting enough to reap the synergies possible in the clean power market in East Africa" says Wim Jonker Klunne, renewable... Read more
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The UNEP Report On OgonilandBy taking actions aimed at fast-tracking the implementation of the United Natio
The UNEP Report On Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
By taking actions aimed at fast-tracking the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari, the other day, demonstrated, in no small measure, his unwavering commitment not only to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Flicker of Hope for Environmental Justice in OgonilandPort Harcourt — After years of resilient, and incontrovertibly torturous resist
Flicker of Hope for Environmental Justice in Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Port Harcourt — After years of resilient, and incontrovertibly torturous resistance against the despoliation of their ecosystem by oil companies, Ogoni appears to be on the path to attaining environmental justice, as the federal government moves to... Read more
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Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Addresses Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement, 25 to 27 AugustSouth Africa hosts African Countries in preparation of the 6th Meeting of Parti
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Addresses Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbirds Agreement, 25 to 27 August
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
South Africa hosts African Countries in preparation of the 6th Meeting of Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbird Agreement The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, will address representatives of over 37 African countries... Read more
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iol.co.za
AEWA: SA to host African countriesGCISThe more than 37 countries would be addressed by Deputy Environmental Affai
AEWA: SA to host African countries
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
GCISThe more than 37 countries would be addressed by Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Thomson. Pretoria - South Africa will host a meeting of African parties to the Africa-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) from August 25 to 27, the... Read more
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The Star
China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blastsHONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - (This story corrects the August 21 story in the
China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blasts
The Star / Posted 8 days ago
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - (This story corrects the August 21 story in the 17th paragraph to say eastern Shandong province, not southeastern) Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the Chinese port of Tianjin, including a state-backed... Read more
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Reuters
China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blastsHONG KONG/SHANGHAI Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the Chinese p
China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blasts
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the Chinese port of Tianjin, including a state-backed research paper highlighting the risk of "grave accidents and casualties" in the chemicals sector and an explosion in another city... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Preparedness Key to Avoiding Worst Consequences of DisastersUNEP provides guidance to help communities cope with technological hazards and
Preparedness Key to Avoiding Worst Consequences of Disasters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
UNEP provides guidance to help communities cope with technological hazards and environmental emergencies With industrialization progressing rapidly and climate change making extreme weather the new normal, more and more communities are threatened by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Addresses the Sixth Women and Environment DialogueDeputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue The
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Addresses the Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson opened the Sixth Women and Environment Dialogue in Pretoria, Gauteng. The two day dialogue takes place from... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Muslim leaders call for global action on climate change The gathering of Islamic leaders in Istanbul have called for greater efforts
Muslim leaders call for global action on climate change
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 14 days ago
The gathering of Islamic leaders in Istanbul have called for greater efforts to deal with climate change Leading representatives of Islam have called for action to tackle climate change across... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Stemming the Tide Together - Soil, Not OilBy Nnimmo Bassey and Vandana Shiva Soil, not oil is not just an empty slogan b
Stemming the Tide Together - Soil, Not Oil
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
By Nnimmo Bassey and Vandana Shiva Soil, not oil is not just an empty slogan but a statement of truth which the world must act upon. Oil is a wasting resource. It has wasted many lives and is now threatening the entire planet. We are living in a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tackling Oil Pollution in OgonilandThe resolution of the Federal Government early this week to deal with oil pollu
Tackling Oil Pollution in Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
The resolution of the Federal Government early this week to deal with oil pollution in the Niger Delta is laudable. President Muhammadu Buhari was reported to have on Wednesday announced a trust fund to pay for the clean-up of the Ogoniland region.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Experimental Farm Reveals Possible Market for 'Sewage Farming' ProductsGerga — Crops grown on the Egyptian desert using treated wastewater are safe fo
Experimental Farm Reveals Possible Market for 'Sewage Farming' Products
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
Gerga — Crops grown on the Egyptian desert using treated wastewater are safe for human consumption and their production is economically viable, concluded engineers working on an experimental farm in Gerga, in the Sohag Governorate of Egypt. Their... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Homegrown Experts to Tap Into 20,000 MW Geothermal Energy Thanks to New Excellence CentreWith an estimated potential of 20,000 MW, geothermal energy could provide an an
Homegrown Experts to Tap Into 20,000 MW Geothermal Energy Thanks to New Excellence Centre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
With an estimated potential of 20,000 MW, geothermal energy could provide an answer to the continent's energy shortage. Around 80 delegates, including representatives of 13 African countries, gathered in Nairobi to explore the feasibility of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Consultations Underway to Save Bird Species Near ExtinctionImproving and increasing the extent of suitable habitat for the species is cruc
Consultations Underway to Save Bird Species Near Extinction
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
Improving and increasing the extent of suitable habitat for the species is crucial to protect the White-winged Flufftail bird which is endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, African-Euroasian Migratory Waterbirds International Working Group... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Steiner Condemns Elephant PoachingThe continued slaughter of elephants is a symptom of a global epidemic which ne
Steiner Condemns Elephant Poaching
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
The continued slaughter of elephants is a symptom of a global epidemic which needs to be addressed, United Nations Environment Programme executive director Achim Steiner has said. In an opinion in the The Guardian, he said the five elephants killed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NNPC Reduces MGT Staff From 122 to 83By Bode Gbadebo, Edegbe Odemwingie, George Agba, George Okojo, Igho Oyoyo and J
NNPC Reduces MGT Staff From 122 to 83
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
By Bode Gbadebo, Edegbe Odemwingie, George Agba, George Okojo, Igho Oyoyo and Juliet Alohan President Muhammadu Buhari's determination to reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for better efficiency and accountability has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari's Directive On Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows He Is President for AllShell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). The All Progress
Buhari's Directive On Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows He Is President for All
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Shell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said that the steps taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to fast-track the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland proved that he is a president... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari Gives Hope With Ogoni Clean-Up, Says APCShell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). President Muhamm
Buhari Gives Hope With Ogoni Clean-Up, Says APC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Shell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). President Muhammadu Buhari's approval, on Aug. 5th 2015, of actions to fast-track the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland is undoubtedly one of the most significant decisions taken by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows Buhari Is President for AllShell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). Lagos — The All
Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows Buhari Is President for All
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Shell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). Lagos — The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said that the steps taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to fast-track the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland proved that he is a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari's Directive On Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows He Is President for All, Says APCShell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). The All Progress
Buhari's Directive On Ogoniland Clean-Up Shows He Is President for All, Says APC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Shell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said that the steps taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to fast-track the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland proved that he is a president... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Fast-Tracking Environmental Clean-Up of OgonilandShell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). President Muhamm
Fast-Tracking Environmental Clean-Up of Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Shell oil spill at Goi, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta (file photo). President Muhammadu Buhari's approval, on Aug. 5th 2015, of actions to fast-track the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland is undoubtedly one of the most significant decisions taken by the... Read more
7 related stories
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AllAfrica.com
Experts Tout Green InvestmentsPRIVATE and public sectors should work together in protecting natural forests s
Experts Tout Green Investments
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
PRIVATE and public sectors should work together in protecting natural forests so that the country can save over 175m/- loss per annum, tame climate change and benefit from global carbon trading. Carbon Tanzania Limited spokesman, Mr Jo Andersen and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Activists, MOSOP Hail FG's Plan to Kick Off Ogoni CleanA NEW era is dawning in Ogoniland, Rivers state, with the renewed plan by feder
Activists, MOSOP Hail FG's Plan to Kick Off Ogoni Clean
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
A NEW era is dawning in Ogoniland, Rivers state, with the renewed plan by federal government to fast-track process of implementing United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ground breaking report, four years after the document was submitted to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shell Must Match Government's Commitment to Clean Oil SpillsShell must match the Nigerian government's new commitment to tackle oil polluti
Shell Must Match Government's Commitment to Clean Oil Spills
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Shell must match the Nigerian government's new commitment to tackle oil pollution in the Niger Delta by dramatically improving how it cleans up spills, Amnesty International said today. President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement on Wednesday of a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Convicted Kidnappers to Forfeit Assets in Rivers As Wike Signs New LawPort Harcourt — Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday assented to a new
Convicted Kidnappers to Forfeit Assets in Rivers As Wike Signs New Law
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Port Harcourt — Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday assented to a new anti-kidnapping law passed by the state House of Assembly which stipulates that persons convicted of kidnapping would forfeit their assets to the state. This is as the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Forestry Expert Touts Legislation to Protect TreesThe country's natural forests which are under pressure from human activity need
Forestry Expert Touts Legislation to Protect Trees
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
The country's natural forests which are under pressure from human activity need legislation to protect them to ensure that losses on gross domestic product (GDP) are avoided. Former Director of Forestry and Beekeeping, Dr Felician Kilahama, told the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rivers PDP Hails Buhari On Implementation of UNEP Report On OgonilandThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has commended President Muha
Rivers PDP Hails Buhari On Implementation of UNEP Report On Ogoniland
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for fast-tracking the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on the clean-up of Ogoni land. In a statement issued on Friday... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Amnesty International - Shell Must Match Govt's Commitment to Clean Oil SpillsPort Harcourt — Amnesty International (AI) yesterday appealed to Shell to ensur
Amnesty International - Shell Must Match Govt's Commitment to Clean Oil Spills
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
Port Harcourt — Amnesty International (AI) yesterday appealed to Shell to ensure that it complies with the federal government's new commitment to tackle oil pollution in the Niger Delta by dramatically improving on how it cleans up oil spills in the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Rights campaigners blast inaction on Nigeria oil pollutionAn indigene of Bodo, in Nigeria's Ogoniland region, tries to separate with a st
Rights campaigners blast inaction on Nigeria oil pollution
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
An indigene of Bodo, in Nigeria's Ogoniland region, tries to separate with a stick the crude oil from water in a boat at the Bodo waterways, polluted by oil spills attributed to Shell equipment failure, August 11, 2011 Shell's efforts to deal with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Don't Render UNEP Report On Ogoni Useless, MOSOP WarnsBy Kelvin Ebiri and Ann Godwin Port Harcourt — The Movement for the Survival o
Don't Render UNEP Report On Ogoni Useless, MOSOP Warns
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
By Kelvin Ebiri and Ann Godwin Port Harcourt — The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Social Action have warned that Federal Government's delay in implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
FSC certification provides profit incentive for sustainable forestry Tropical forest sources have the greatest net-cost benefit for FSC certificat
FSC certification provides profit incentive for sustainable forestry
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 27 days ago
Tropical forest sources have the greatest net-cost benefit for FSC certification, according to the report Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification can provide net... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa/Global - Climate Change RoundupCoal is the most damaging of fossil fuels, both for human health and for the pl
Africa/Global - Climate Change Roundup
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Coal is the most damaging of fossil fuels, both for human health and for the planet. Although it still dominates in some countries, including South Africa, the case against coal is rapidly gaining ground around the world. On business grounds as well,... Read more
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New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain On Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation ThreatNairobi, Oxford — New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the N
New Lending and Investment Tool Sets Agricultural Supply Chain On Sustainable Path, Reducing Deforestation Threat
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Nairobi, Oxford — New research by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Declaration highlights the critical need to fundamentally strengthen how financial institutions view, address and manage deforestation and degradations... Read more
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UNEP Head Launches New Resource Center for UNEP Live Data PlatformNairobi — By integrating big data gathered from sensors embedded in smartphones
UNEP Head Launches New Resource Center for UNEP Live Data Platform
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Nairobi — By integrating big data gathered from sensors embedded in smartphones with satellite data, UNEP Live can support governments to tackle climate change and at the same time help cities reduce premature deaths caused by air pollution. The... Read more
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