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Water and Energy

In recent times power supply has been epileptic in my area and this has directly affected the flow of water into my apartment. This is because if we don't have light for 6hours,the pressure to pump water into my apartment drops and after 48hours,we either connect the pumping machine to a power generating set or resort to buying or fetching water from other compounds.



This sudden short in water supply makes me go outside my flat to fetch water which for me is like punishment because I… Continue

Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on March 24, 2014 at 18:23 — No Comments

FARMERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

A non-governmental based in Lagos organised a training workshop for small scale farmers in the state.The organisers Human and Environmental Development Agenda(HEDA) in collaboration with OXFAM International, said the workshop was necessary to build the capacity of small scale farmers, who are responsible for 70% of food production in the State of Lagos.…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on February 20, 2012 at 18:44 — No Comments

CLIMATE CHANGE:THE BIGGEST STORIES OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Journalists are supposed to know something about everything about something. That is when specialization comes into play. My first training on reporting climate change was in October 2010, organized by Development Communication (DEVCOM), an NGO based in Lagos Nigeria. The Program Co-ordinator of DEVCOM, Mr. Akin Jimoh made a statement that always rings a bell in my mind that “climate change would be the biggest story of the 21st century” and I wondered why. During that training I heard lots…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on February 8, 2012 at 15:15 — No Comments

NIGERIA'S POST-EVALUATION MEETING OF COP 17 DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

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The Just Concluded United Nation Summit on Climate Change which took place in Durban South Africa between the 28th of November and 9th of December 2011 resulted in an extension of the Kyoto Protocol that is meant to elapse at the end of 2012.

This resolution and other modalities reached such as the green climate fund and further negotiation on a legal binding agreement that would help reduce global emission, portend a lots for Africa and Nigeria in particular.

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on January 17, 2012 at 12:53 — No Comments

E-WASTE: AN EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE

E-waste, known as electrical and electronic equipment waste, has been identified as the fastest growing waste stream in the world, which is projected to soon reach fifty million tons a year. Though its generation is estimated at three times the rate of municipal solid waste, little attention has been paid to it.

E-waste includes large and small household…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on January 14, 2012 at 17:57 — No Comments

WITH SIGHTS FROM DURBAN:COP 17

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on December 5, 2011 at 18:51 — No Comments

CLIMATE CHANGE AND STREET KIDS

The increasing variation in weather pattern across the world is increasing the threat that different groups of people in the society are exposed to. The year started with an earth quake in Argentina and China followed by other devastation in other parts of the world. Presently in Durban South Africa there is an on-going negotiation among member countries of the United Nation…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on December 5, 2011 at 10:58 — No Comments

CONFERENCE OF YOUTH 7:DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

This Year's World Conference on Climate Change7 is going on Durban South Africa with Youths from all over the…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 25, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

MALAWI FROM THE EYE OF THE CARAVAN GIRL

The Climate Justice Youth Concert took place on the 13th of November at the Civil Service Sports Club in Lilongwe the Capital City with…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 18, 2011 at 10:16 — No Comments

CONFERENCE WITH A DIFFERENCE:ON THE ROAD TO DURBAN(COP 17)

This year’s United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) coming up between the 28 of November and the 9th of December has been described as a conference with a difference, as a campaign towards the conference tagged “We Have Faith: Act Now” Climate Justice Caravan, has been launched in Nairobi Kenya on the 6th of November at the August 7th Memorial Park. The Conference which is the Conference of Parties COP17 is an opportunity for Africa being the…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 12, 2011 at 21:33 — No Comments

THE THREAT OF THE MAASAIC PEOPLE

THE THREAT OF THE MAASAI PEOPLE

The Maasai tribe is found in both Kenya and Tanzania in Eastern Africa and are mainly nomads (pastoralists); usually slim and tall in stature. The gradual threat of the climate which results in extreme temperature is slowly affecting the source of livelihood of this…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 11, 2011 at 19:22 — No Comments

AAP JOURNALISTS:ON THE ROAD TO DURBAN CARAVAN 2011

        The African Adaptation Programme(AAP) which is based in Kenya,under the UN,is training five young african journalist that will be following a caravan that will be traveling from KENYA through TANZANIA,MALAWI,ZAMBIA,BOTSWANA and SOUTH AFRICA to attend the CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA. The caravan would be organising concerts and creating awareness…

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 4, 2011 at 15:33 — No Comments

I PASS MY NEIGHBOUR(SMALL GENERATORS) AND CARBON EMISSION IN NIGERIA

This is a common scene in Nigeria as the government is not yet able to solve the power problem.Everyone generate electricity by purchasing this type of generators or even bigger ones.The result of this is an increase in the level of carbon emitted into the atmosphere which lead to global warming and thereby causes climate change.Nigeria with a polulation of 160million and… Continue

Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 4, 2011 at 13:05 — No Comments

SEA WEED TAKE OVER LAGOS LAGOON.

The Lagos Lagoon that stretches through most part of the city is now been overtaken by weed. the weed has made it difficult for fishermen and… Continue

Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on November 1, 2011 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

OKUN-ALFA BEFORE AND NOW.

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on October 19, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF OKUN-ALFA COMMUNITY IN LAGOS.

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Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on October 19, 2011 at 14:27 — No Comments

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