The World Economic Forum recently warned that there would be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050.
Intensive logging has led to a reduction of forest cover from 10 per cent of the country’s landmass at independence to less than five percent at present, Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has said.
A new survey conducted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has shown that developing countries in Africa, Asia among others urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Oyo State Governor Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi has warned residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse, refuse burning and other violations of the state’s new sanitation laws which, he said, would be fully enforced beginning from this month.
The Cross River State government has concluded arrangements to import woods from the Republic of Cameroon owing to the present ban on wood logging in the state.
The House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Habitat has urged the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to scale up its awareness and advocacy programme to allay the fears of Nigerians on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
The first heavy rainfall in the Lagos metropolis on Monday has left in its wake flooding and traffic jam in some parts of the city, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.