Environment


Fungus specifically targets mosquitoes, is safe for humans and other insects Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease. A new study from the University of Maryland and colleagues from Burkina Faso, China and Australia suggests that a mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological control mechanism to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The fungus […]

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help ...


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Thursday, 8th June donated some weather forecast equipment to the University of Abuja to upgrade its weather station in Gwagwalada. Prof. Sani Abarshi, Director-General, NiMet, disclosed this while inspecting and donating meteorological facilities to Department of Geography of the institution in Gwagwalada. He said that NiMet would upgrade the institution into national observatory station just like others across the nation. Inspecting meteorology station, GIS lab, Earth thermometer and rain gauge at the department, Abarshi said the need to increase the existing weather stations informed the decision to establish one in Gwagwalada. “At every reasonable […]

NiMET donates weather forecast equipment to UniAbuja


The Clean Cook Stoves procured by former President Goodluck Jonathan administration for distribution to rural women in an effort to check the felling and use of trees for energy generation are virtually abandoned at the National Park along Airport Road, Abuja. Daily Trust reports that Hundreds of stoves were seen by its reporter lying under trees at the park without any form of covering or protection. The former president, through the Federal Ministry of Environment, awarded a N9.2 billion contract for the procurement of the stoves as part of efforts to address challenges of using firewood for cooking. It is […]

FG ‘N9.2bn’ Clean Cook Stoves rot away in park



Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. Wait a minute, 111 Trees?  Yes!! 111 Trees anytime a girl is born In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter was historically considered a burden for a family. Rural villages operate on the dowry system which contributes to the high cost of marriage for households with daughters. As a result, daughters were often regarded as lesser than their male counterparts and many were married before […]

Indian village plants 111 trees every time a girl is ...


In line with current act of whistle blowing aimed at curbing corruption and recovering the nation’s looted funds, Nigerians have been asked to extend the controversial act to issues related to the management of the environment. In an address delivered on Monday, June 5, 2017 to commemorate the World Environment Day, as reported by a Nigerian blog, EnviroNews Nigeria, Environment Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, said: “We sincerely urge everyone to not only continue to ‘whistle blow’ to recover the looted resources of this great nation, but to also whistle blow to expose the illegal exploitation of our natural […]

World Environment Day 2017: Nigerians urged to ‘whistle blow’ to ...


Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale. The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated […]

World Environment Day, 2017!!!