A Dustier Planet, Your Dustier Lungs

Green Prophet

Saharan dust storms have increased approximately 10-fold during the half-century since the 1950s, causing topsoil loss in Niger, Chad, northern Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. Earth’s dust storms and sand storms are becoming more frequent. How does that affect your health?

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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa: Why The Middle East Needs Eco-Activism

Green Prophet

Bill McKibben, the American eco-activist who was himself arrested outside the White House for protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline development insists that we must be more confrontational and take more risks for the planet. Climate climate action Nigeria oil oil industry protests Shel

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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

The Green Changemakers

Full Planet, Empty Plates Slideshow Presentation from Earth Policy Institute With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Green (Living) Review

In fact, the environment is so riddled with it, researchers predict that 99% of all birds on this planet will have plastic in their gut by the year 2050. As phys.org reports, the housing crisis has become so bad in Nigeria, nearly 16 million units are required to address the shortage.

How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

The trade in Brazil and Nigeria is linked to human rights abuses, including, in some cases, not just child labor but child slavery, much like with the mining of cobalt, illegal logging and increased emissions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not very unless you use charcoal from local sources.

Clinton Global Initiative: Ending Modern Slavery and Ensuring The Future of Food

Eco Chic

Politicians, innovative social entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, and CEOs, convene annually at CGI to discuss their commitments to ensuring people’s human rights, and bettering communities and the health of the planet and its inhabitants. Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

The United Nations Environment Program a while ago released a report highlighting how environmental damage caused by Shell in Ogoniland, Nigeria, could take more than 30 years to be reversed.

Introducing the African Birding Beat

10,000 Birds

Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears. Better yet, offer up your eyeballs because we have a powerhouse post here that deserves, nay demands your full attention.

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Earth Day Has Arrived

Green Earth Journey

A Chieftan from Nigeria We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. White, 1977 A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. Every day is Earth Day.

How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?

Greentumble

This pattern keeps repeating faster and faster–failing areas keep getting larger, our population too, but the land we have available on this planet remains the same. As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities.

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Interactive Digital Mosaic to Be Shown at Thousands of Events Worldwide

Green (Living) Review

The United States experienced its hottest year ever; this after the World Meteorological Organization announced that the first decade of this century was the hottest on record for the entire planet. WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2013 (WORLD-WIRE) -- Earth Day, April 22, is one week away. The theme of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change.

It is madness that waste is not a bigger international priority

Green (Living) Review

Fact is, however, that most of that e-waste would not be there in those developing countries, which I will continue to call the Third World, were it not for the fact that the developing countries ship that waste for “reprocessing” to countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, etc. If we do not tackle the waste problem tackling climate change will not longer matter for what can we do with a cool but poisoned Planet.

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How Nova Lumos Puts Africa’s Power Pimps Out of Business

Green Prophet

Nova Lumos was founded in 2012 and is now carrying out pilot projects to test the system using several hundred units in Nigeria and Guinea. Merging the two worlds of green energy and high-tech, as many Israeli companies are starting to do, might just save the day — and the planet.

Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development

The Green Changemakers

Global footprint network -Ecological Footprint Calculator -This tool’s user interface shows how many “earths” it would take to sustain the planet if everyone lived like you.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

According to leading US climate scientist Dr James Hansen, exploitation of the Canadian tar sands will mean “game over” for the Planet. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

One hopes that the Climate Creditor countries will insist on full reparations for a polluted planet. At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.