In another eight years, Norwegian roads will only have electric-powered cars with zero-emission of dangerous gas and fumes.
As at the end of 2016, Norway already had 100,000 zero-emission cars on the road, as reported on the Norwegian government portal.
By 2025, the report says, all of the cars on Norway’s roads could be electric.
That’s just eight years away — and if the target seems a little ambitious, it should be noted that the country is already well on its way toward this goal’ [read more]…
Trump Signs Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Water Rule
President Donald Trump just signed an executive order to roll back President Barack Obama’s clean water rule. That environmental regulation was issued in 2015 to give the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands.
The clean water rule was issued under the Clean Water Act of 1972. The rule gives protection to 60 percent of the US’s bodies of water, including wetlands’ [read more]…
Federal Government Begins Contaminated Soil Centre in Rivers State
There was a sudden change of gear last week, which saw the Federal Government setting up an Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre, in Bori, Rivers State.
The centre, which is located at the Rivers states’ School to Farm site in Bori, marks further steps taken by the federal government towards the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoniland’ [read more]…
Bayelsa Targets N150m Monthly Revenue From Environmental Sanitation
The Bayelsa Government says it is targeting N150 million monthly revenue from activities of the state environmental sanitation authority.
Mr. Robert Enogha, Chairman, Bayelsa Environmental Sanitation Authority, disclosed this at the inauguration of the state Environmental Authority Enforcement House.
According to Enogha clean environment does a lot of good to human health, therefore, we cannot neglect nature of cleanliness’ [read more]…
Lagos Revamps KAI for Environmental Law Enforcement
The Lagos state government is set to strengten the activities of Kick Agaainst Indiscipline (KAI), an agency set up to safeguard the environment.
The development is part of the measure to implement the environmental management and protection law recently passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the agency would monitor and maintain surveillance on the high ways, streets, markets, and motor parks. This is to ensure that the state gets rid of activities that may cause harm to the environment’ [read more]…