Home Topics Champions of the Earth

Champions of the Earth

Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. The prototype technology, developed by Boyan Slat, is about 2,000 feet of floating booms that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastics and trash about the size of France, in hopes of helping remove the pollutants. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8 trillion plastic debris

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco on its first voyage.

Recent Stories

Governor Ortom dedicates victory to God, Benue people

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dedicated his victory at the state governorship election to God and the people of the state.
Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Fayemi lauds Ekiti government on women’s rights

Wife of governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, on Monday, commended the state government for adequate protection of women’s rights in the state.
Scott Morrison

Australia threatens to jail social media executives over terror images

Australia warned social media giants Tuesday that executives could be jailed if they fail to quickly remove extremist material from their platforms.
Suleiman Hassan Zarma

Nigeria, India strengthen ties to address environmental issues

Nigeria and India have advocated the need to strengthen their bilateral tie in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable development and other environmental issues.

Four dead as migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

Four people, including a baby, died early on Tuesday morning when a dinghy carrying migrants sank off the northwestern coast of Ayvacik in Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said.