Deep Sea Life Faces Dark Future Due to Warming and Food Shortage

Deep Sea Life Faces Dark Future Due to Warming and Food Shortage


Deep Sea Life Faces Dark Future Due to Warming and Food Shortage

Creatures that live in the deep sea are facing a desperate future due to food shortages and changing temperatures.

The deep ocean plays a critical role in sustaining our fishing, and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The deep ocean is also a home to a huge array of creatures.

But new study reveals that food supplies at the seafloor in the deepest regions of the ocean could fall by up to 55% by 2100. Thereby, starving the animals and microorganisms that exist there.

We need to wake up and start realising that destroying the deep ocean, even though we can’t see it… [read more]

Most Wood Energy Schemes Are A ‘Disaster’ For Climate Change

There has been rapid growth in the use of wood energy for generating electricity. Thereby, speeding up not slowing down climate change.

Energy from trees has become a critical part of the renewable supply in many countries including the United Kingdom.

While much of the discussion has focussed on wind and solar power, across Europe, the biggest source of green energy is biomass. It supplies around 65% of renewable power – usually electricity generated from burning wood pellets.

EU Governments, under pressure to meet tough carbon cutting targets, have been encouraging electricity producers to use more of this form of energy by providing considerable subsidies for biomass burning.

Thus, cutting down trees and burning them as wood pellets in power plants is a disaster for climate policy… [read more]

Nigeria Needs $140bn To Fight Climate Change – World Bank

World Bank says the Nigerian Government will need about $140 billion to mitigate negative impacts of climate change in Nigeria.

Benoit Bosquet, an official of the World Bank, stated this at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, 13th February, 2017.

The workshop was organised by the World Bank in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of the Environment.

He said Nigeria could not afford to toy with the global challenge, adding that the country would continue to get warmer by the day if the situation persisted… [read more]

Expert Charges Agencies on Waste Recycling

An environmentalist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, has urged government’s waste management agencies and relevant stakeholders to train scavengers. They should train them to reuse and recycle waste to generate income to boost the nation’s economy.

Aremu, who is also the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, an NGO, gave the advice in Abuja in an interview with newsmen.

According to him, empowerment of scavengers to participate in the waste management will enhance job creation and multiply economic activities.

“People will generate income, if they can start sorting and recycling their wastes, especially cans, papers, among others… [read more]

NGO Wants More Access to Water and Sanitation

A network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on all tiers of government to support activities toward increasing access to water and sanitation in the country by 2030.

The National Coordinator, of the network known as the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), Mr Leo Atakpu said it was saddening to note that Nigeria ranks high among countries with poor sanitation and water coverage, noting that with thoughtful funding and programmes this trend could be reversed.

“Access to basic sanitation and potable water will go a long way to reduce preventable diseases, deaths and improve lives… [read more]







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