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Flood: Heavy Downpour Destroys Over 500 Houses in Nigerian City

By Veronica Bazim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Some residents of Kaduna, North-west Nigeria have been rendered homeless as a result of heavy downpour which submerged over 500 houses in the state metropolis. The rain which lasted more than five hours started Sunday evening, till early hours of Monday, affecting residents in Barnawa, Kigo Road, Malali, Ungwan […]

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Costa Rica sets 94 day record for using 100% clean energy

By Mohan L Jain Costa Rica has broken clean energy records by going 94 consecutive days using only renewable sources for electricity generation and is on course to become the first country in the world to achieve carbon neutrality. The Central American country has beaten its own record set in the spring when it went […]

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Japan’s Weak Climate Emission Cuts Threaten Global Climate Deal – Greenpeace

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Japan’s government has confirmed a weak 26 percent cut in emissions by 2030 compared to 2013 as its contribution to climate change negotiation in Paris later this year. “The figure represents a mere 18% reduction from 1990 levels, one of the weakest targets of any industrialised nation.” Says Ai Kashiwagi, Energy Campaigner […]

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China Announces Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions, Ahead Of Paris Climate Change Meeting

Kaduna (Nigeria) – China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, has pledged to peak its carbon emissions latest by 2030 and then start reducing it. This is contained in its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). INDCs documents contain voluntary pledges that countries make to […]

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Nigeria: El-Rufai Bans Indiscriminate Tanker Parking in Kaduna

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufai has given tanker drivers 12 months to stop parking on all highways in the state – he asked them to come up with alternative plan for parking their vehicles. He said parking tanker vehicles along Marabar Jos, along Kaduna – Zaria […]

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Nigeria: Residents Of Jos Decry Heap of Refuse in Metropolis, Call For An End To Workers Strike

By Longtong Ibrahim Jos (Nigeria) – The heap of refuse and dirt littering the city of Jos in Central Nigeria and its environs has become a source of concern to residents, considering its hazards on human health and the environment among others – especially the immediate community. The city commercial Centre, “Terminus” and other areas […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Refinery Marks World Environment Day

By Muhammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, on Friday marked 2015 World Environment Day in Kaduna, Northwest Northwest. The company also launched three policies aimed at improving staff health, safety and its environmenThe policies launched were Catering Policy, Drug and Alcohol Policy and Journey Management Policy. These policies seeks to […]

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Nigeria: NEMA Warn Kaduna Residents On Man-Made Flood

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – National Emergency Management Agency has warned residents of Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria on dumping of refuse in drainages, as well as building of houses in areas vulnerable to flood in the state. NEMA’s North West Zonal Coordinator, Musa Ilallah who issued the warning said it is important for people to […]

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