Global Citizen Live: World leaders pledge $1.1b to tackle Covid-19, extreme poverty, climate change

International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, has announced that more than US$1.1 billion, 157 million trees, and more 60 million COVID-19 vaccines have been pledged by various governments, NGOs, and the private sector on the back of the organisation’s month-long countdown…

A journey with Greece’s last nomadic shepherds

The sustainable farming practice of herding sheep hundreds of kilometers dates back millennia. We meet the people keeping the tradition alive despite pressure from industrialised agriculture, tourism and climate change. Eleni Tzima and her husband Nasos Tzima have herded their…

*Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard)*Lekki Shootings: Soldiers’ barracks have been identified, says Falana (Punch)

Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard) Normalcy has returned to the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State, as commuters and residents now ply the road with little or no obstruction. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent reports that…

Bill Gates writes book about stopping climate change

Bill Gates has clearly been using his time in lockdown productively. The billionaire philanthropist has been working hard to fund research and development into a cure for the coronavirus. But he’s also written a book. The tome is slated for…

Pope Francis says coronavirus could be ‘nature’s response’ to climate change

Pope Francis likened the coronavirus pandemic to recent fires and floods as one of “nature’s responses” to the world’s ambivalence to climate change. “There is an expression in Spanish: ‘God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives,’” the…

Sahara Group boosts climate protection with project #GreenLife

Are you living the #GreenLife? The answer to this question holds the key to the survival of almost eight billion humans who reside on the planet that are faced with colossal environmental challenges. Regardless of the growing debates on how…

6 things to do in this hot weather

Lagos may lie close to the equator but most residents will agree that the heat in recent times has been extraordinary. The Lagos State government has even issued a heat wave warning on how to beat the heat. There are…

No country can confront climate change alone, says Buhari at COP24 summit

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday in Katowice, Poland, said no country can confront climate change alone, urging UN-member countries to rededicate themselves to the task of rebuilding and restoring a healthy environment for future generations. In an address to the opening…

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’ (BBC)

US President Donald Trump has accused climate change scientists of having a “political agenda” as he cast doubt on whether humans were responsible for the earth’s rising temperatures. But Mr Trump also said he no longer believed climate change was…

Typhoon Jebi leaves a trail of destruction in Osaka (Asianews)

At least 10 dead, hundreds of injured and a trail of destruction of buildings, vehicles and roads: these are the effects of Jebi, the worst typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years, and yet another climatic disaster to…

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