Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "UNEP"

    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

"I was with Saro-wiwa in 1992, 1993 when this manifold was shut, following some environmental threats," Christian Lekova Kpandei, tells TheCable as he struggles to keep his motorcycle stable along a slippery marshy road baptised in oil and polluted rain drops.Like many fishermen in Ogoniland, the lanky man in his late fifties had lost his fish farm and major [...]

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    Water pollution threatens health of 320 million people, says UN

Water pollution threatens health of 320 million people, says UN

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday said increase of water pollution has placed over 320 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases.The diseases include cholera and typhoid.UNEP said about 3.4 million people on the three continents die each year from diseases associated with bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms in the water.It said [...]

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    Biodiversity conservation is key to green growth, says UNEP

Biodiversity conservation is key to green growth, says UNEP

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    Air pollution ‘kills 600,000’ in Africa every year

Air pollution ‘kills 600,000’ in Africa every year

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