Fishing in oily waters: Bodo’s long, painful wait for pollution clean-up
Michael Mpari, 45, came out of the polluted waters in the creeks of Bodo, a community in Gokana Local Government area in Ogoni, Rivers State, drenched in crude oil from head to toe, carrying a broken 25 litre plastic container on his head and fishing net on his shoulder. Dejection was written all over his…
How pollution makes teens behave badly
Air pollution may be fueling delinquency and bad behavior among teenagers, according to new research. Evidence of the detrimental effects of pollution has long been building, and this large study shows strong link between pollution and behavioral traits that may be caused by underlying changes to the brain. Tiny, toxic particles are damaging to the…
Study sees link between pollution and sperm size, some sceptical
Men exposed to fine particle air pollution may risk having smaller, abnormally-shaped sperm, said a study Wednesday, warning this "may result in a significant number of couples with infertility."
How to achieve pollution-free environment II
In recent past, quite a baggage of blames and faults have been placed in the corridors of manufacturers, as being the biggest source of pollution in the world, Africa and indeed Nigeria not an exception.
How to achieve pollution-free environment
Giant manufacturing conglomerates should key into an extended producer responsibility plan aimed at protecting the environment and consumers, says VICTOR AMUSA, an environmentalist. He wants govt to implement incentive schemes like waste buybacks and encourage local recycling activities. It was recently widely reported that Nigeria ranked 125 out of 137 economies in global competitiveness index…
UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040
Britain said Wednesday it will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution but environmental groups said the proposals did not go far enough.
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century
Smoking-related diseases will claim 200 million lives in China this century and plunge tens of millions into poverty, a report said Friday.
Rivers communities groan over pollution caused by seized vessels
Lamenting the development, the monarch while addressing journalists in Lagos described the situation as outrageous. Ogubolo council is the host community to the Federal Government Lighter Ocean Terminal comprising 14 coastal areas.
UK court to rule if Nigeria Shell claims can proceed
More than 40,000 Nigerians will on Thursday discover if London's High Court can rule on their pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell over spills in the Niger Delta.