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Connecting the Niger Delta Dots: a Tribute, a Reflection, a Call to Action

An unfortunate reality of the Niger Delta crisis is that we are all complicit in making the region a shadow of the biodiversity hotspot it used to be.
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UCLA alum’s nonprofit uses new technology for Niger Delta cleanup

A nonprofit organization founded by a UCLA alumnus is working to clean up a massive oil spill in the Niger Delta using recently developed technology.
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Ventures Africa profiles Sustainability International’s ONE FARM initiative to rebuild the Niger Delta.

Oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is one of the biggest problems facing the region since the discovery of oil.
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Okayafrica interviews our research analyst, Amara I. Uyanna, about ONE FARM.

Recently, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced a $1 billion plan to clean up the Niger Delta.
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Are these the seven most sustainable cities?

From Hamburg’s coffee pod ban to São Paulo’s ad-free streets – seven cities taking radical steps.
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Meet A Tractor That Can Plow Fields And Talk To The Cloud

At the trendy South by Southwest conference in mid-March, there was buzz about music, movies, President Obama’s keynote address … and tractors.
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Nigeria: Petroleum Pollution and Poverty in the Niger Delta

On 28 August 2008 a fault in the Trans-Niger pipeline resulted in a significant oil spill into Bodo Creek in Ogoniland.
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Counting The Cost: Corporations and Human Rights Abuses in the Niger Delta.

This report examines the role of Shell in human rights abuses committed by Nigerian government forces and other armed groups between 2000 and 2010.
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What does “agriculture” mean today?

More than half of humanity now lives in urban areas, and more than two-thirds of the world’s economies have a majority of their population living in urban settings.
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See Where Access to Clean Water Is Getting Better—and Worse

Nearly 2.6 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water in the last 25 years. That still leaves about 663 million without sanitary water.
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Could a new plastic-eating bacteria help combat this pollution scourge?

Nature has begun to fight back against the vast piles of filth dumped into its soils, rivers and oceans by evolving a plastic-eating bacteria – the first known to science.
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Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Save Lives Sooner Than You May Think

Slashing carbon emissions won’t just ease global warming. It could also save thousands of lives in the U.S. by drastically reducing deaths caused by air pollution.
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Two-Thirds of the World Faces Severe Water Shortages

About four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water shortages during at least one month every year, far more than was previously thought.
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