How Pollution Affects Mental Health
“There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs, there'd be no place to put it all” - Robert Orben “Pollution is the introduction of harmful materials into the environment. These harmful materials are called pollutants. Pollutants can be natural, such as volcanic ash. They can also be created…
Lagos tasks residents, others on plastics pollution reduction
The Lagos State Government has appealed to residents and corporate bodies to join forces with the authority to tackle the menace of plastic pollution in the state, by engaging in recycling.
Ogun seals 12 companies for pollution
Ogun State Government has sealed 12 companies, mostly metal smelting companies in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government, for pollution and other environmental infractions.
FG flags off central effluent treatment plants in Kano
Sequel to its bid to regulate the uncontrolled discharge of effluents from tanneries, the Federal Government has begun the construction of three separate effluent treatment plants in Kano State.
Lagos to intensify action against pollution — LASEPA
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) says it will intensify action to curb the menace of pollution in the state. The General Manager of LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasawe, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday...
Mitigating climate change in Lagos with agroforestry of coconut, bitter kola trees
Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria, and by extension, West Africa, is becoming hotter, more polluted and more environmentally degraded. Industrial activities, tree felling, land clearing, and overpopulation have impacted negatively on the environment.
Stakeholders canvass support for renewable energy to tackle pollution
To mitigate the effects of air pollution, experts have called for the use of renewable energy solutions. Indeed, they argued that governments, industries, communities, and individuals should come together and explore renewable energy and green technologies to improve air quality in the society. The experts spoke during an event organised by the Lagos State Environmental Protection…
Nigeria, others agree on toxic water pollutant global ban
Nigeria and other governments at the 9th Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the Stockholm Convention recently agreed to a global ban on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – a chemical that does not break down and causes adverse health effects at background levels. The uses of PFOA and other fluorinated organic compounds (PFAS) are widespread across many…
ECOWAS, Sweden sign MOU on forest transformation
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Sweden have jointly endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on global forest transformation for people and climate in West Africa. Climate project is for the period 2019-2023, aimed at strengthening the implementation of the convergence plan for the sustainable management and utilisation of forest ecosystems…