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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ambitious Green Legacy Initiative, launched in May, aims to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia by October. "Today Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a green legacy," Abiy's office said in a Twitter post.

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in a day

Ethiopians have planted more than 350 million trees in a single day as part of a campaign to fight deforestation and climate change.
Residents of flood prone areas of Rivers have been thrown into panic following prediction and warning by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, that 18 local governments areas of the state will suffer from flooding as the raining season progresses this year.

Stakeholders: Nigerians need to be wary of danger of climate change

Experts and scholars championing environmental sustainability in Nigeria have called on govern-ments and Nigerians to be more proactive and conscious of the danger associated with climate change, even as they noted that the recurrent flooding in Lekki and Victoria Island areas of Lagos is due to effects of climate change.
The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has called for urgent national policy on soil to address degradation and pollution which could plunge the country into frightening food insecurity.

NISS calls for national policy to tackle soil degradation, pollution

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has called for urgent national policy on soil to address degradation and pollution which could plunge the country into frightening food insecurity.

Wild elephant gores farmer to death

Three elephants foraging for food came across the 26-year-old man and his wife sleeping in a tent, said police captain Chalit Sudachan.

DPR: Federal government’s aspiration on LPG consumption is achievable

The Department of Petroleum Resources has called for improved awareness on the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to boost its consumption in line with Federal Government’s aspirations.
PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE NIGERIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION NOV 9, 2018 4

Muhammadu Buhari: We will continue to keep Lake Chad issues on front burner until...

President Muhammadu Buhari, has stressed that his administration will continue to keep the issue of reviving the Lake Chad on the front burner and exert more commitment from the developed countries to do the needful.
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NCF: Nigeria has lost 96 percent of its forest

Nigeria has lost 96 per cent of its forest due to deforestation, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano.

Acting President Osinbajo signs three bills into law

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday signed into law three bills passed by the National Assembly which are now Acts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The World Food Programme together with its partner, INTERSOS, has distributed fuel-efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families receiving WFP food assistance in the town of Banki, Nigeria’s Borno State.

WFP distributes 7,340 fuel-efficient stoves to improve the lives of displaced women

The World Food Programme together with its partner, INTERSOS, has distributed fuel-efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families receiving WFP food assistance in the town of Banki, Nigeria’s Borno State.

NTI develops course on environmental education

The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), has begun a one year Advanced Diploma in Environmental Education (ADEE), to promote environmental awareness, foster positive attitudes and observe its ethics.

Yobe government set up task force to check illegal tree felling

In a bid to protect the environment and preserve natural resources in Yobe state , the state government has set up a Task Force to check illegal tree felling as well as production and transportation of fresh wood and charcoal.
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Five wild elephants trample man to death

A Thai man was trampled to death by five wild elephants near a rubber plantation Friday, police said, the latest deadly encounter in a country where pachyderms are both venerated and feared.
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NGO laments reckless felling of trees

Worried by the threats of deforestation in the country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bauchi State, Natural Resources Conservation Foundation, has lamented the reckless felling of trees in the society, which it said, creates artificial desertification and other disasters such as the recent windstorm that rocked the state.

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya before monsoon

Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday.

NASRDA calls for policy, planning on air quality

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has stressed the need for policy and planning on air quality to safeguard citizens from harmful effects of air pollutants.

FAO begins forest inventory in collaboration with federal govt in 36 states, FCT

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, has commenced process to upscale forest inventory in collaboration with the Federal Government in the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to assess Carbon dioxide, CO2 emissions from deforestation.

Wheat farmers count losses in Kaduna

Some wheat farmers in Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State said they have recorded huge losses due to shortage of water.

Ondo govt advocate tree planting to halt climate change

To further reduce the effect of climate, Ondo State government has urged all residents to cultivate the habit of planting trees in their homes.

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