Friday, 2 June 2017

The Paris Agreement On Climate Change And Everything You Need To Know

US President Donald Trump sent shock waves through the international community this week after rumours swirled that he would back out of a global agreement to tackle climate change.

The Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark international deal when 194 countries, including the EU and China, signed up to sweeping pledges on the environment at a UN meeting in the French capital in late 2015.

The US is the second biggest polluter behind China and its potential exit has raised questions over whether the goals set by the Paris Agreement can still be met.

But what exactly does the agreement entail?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

ArcGIS Earth is Here and It's Free

download ArcGIS Earth

 Early 2015, Google Earth Pro was released for Free download ( see here) and we were excited... now ArcGIS Earth is here, hope it will double our excitement.
ESRI has released The first version of ArcGIS Earth is now available to download and its Free.  ArcGIS Earth is a lightweight, easy-to-use 64-bit Windows desktop app that enables anyone in your organization to easily view and explore 2D and 3D data including KML and ArcGIS services.

ArcGIS Earth enables us to view and explore GIS data formats like KML/KMZ and Shapefile; and ArcGIS web services (Map Service, Scene Service, Feature Service, Image Service).

ArcGIS supports the OGC KML standard (KML 2.2.0). As such, Earth takes particular care of Network Links type elements or the Screen Image Overlays or Ground Image Overlays..

To share your ArcGIS 3D views from Earth, you can use the image export tool, the sending via email tool or printing tool.

ArcGIS Earth allows exploration, navigation and querying your data in a 3D environment but also provides other capabilities like the graphics drawing.

ArcGIS Earth comes with essential tools for Measure, create placemarks and simple geometry, and more.
ArcGIS Earth is free and requires no subscription to ArcGIS Online or other ArcGIS licenses.

It is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform so you can securely access, share, and publish your enterprise maps and data.

In that case, if you have an account on the portal of your ArcGIS organization (ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS), you can access to your content and those of your team in a secure environment. 

Download ArcGIS Earth Here

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lassa Fever : 10 States affected and 40 Deaths Reported in Nigeria

Cases of Lassa fever has been reported in 10 States in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who  revealed that over 40 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease, Lassa Fever in Nigeria.
He said this at press conference in Abuja today, Ademola said the viral disease which is spread by infected rodents, has spread to ten states in the last six weeks when the first case was reported in November.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Lassa Fever : Preventive Measures for Homes

 With the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria , it is important for us to put in place preventive and control measures in our homes/offices most especially since reported cases has been confirmed in the region.
“Healthcare workers seeing a patient suspected to have Lassa Fever should immediately contact the epidemiologist in the State Ministry of Health or call the Federal Ministry of Health using the following numbers: 08093810105,08163215251, 08031571667 and 08135050005.
Lassa Fever is an acute febrile illness with bleeding and death in severe cases, caused by the Lassa Fever virus with an incubation period of 6 to 21 days.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Deforestation: Overview

Photograph by Tomas Munita/AP Photos
Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.

Forests cover 30% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife. Many of the world’s most threatened and endangered animals live in forests, and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits forests offer, including food, fresh water, clothing, traditional medicine and shelter.

Friday, 16 October 2015

UN-REDD PRPGRAMME: Six African Nations Agreed to Protect Congo Basin

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon's, to help ease poverty and combat climate change -- with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Thursday, 10 September 2015

NASRDA Announces Occurence of Lunar Eclipse

The National Space Research and Development Agency NASRDA, says Nigeria will experience a Lunar Eclipse on Sept. 28th. Lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes in-between the sun and the moon, and the earth casts its shadow on the moon, so that the moon appears reddish.
A statement by the agency which was signed and released yesterday September 9th by the Deputy Director. Media and Corporate Communications, Felix Ale, says the lunar eclipse would begin on Monday September 28th from 1:11am, and will be at its maximum by 3:47 am, with its final contact at 6:22am.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Google Earth Pro is now Free! Why the excitement?

I have been a regular user of Google Earth for some years. Which I apply in planning, visualization of places, entertainment and of-course  in virtual traveling to some interesting places in the world.
After some years i discovered some drawbacks of Google Earth, hence the need to purchase Google Earth Pro which costs a whooping sum of $400.

Guess what? Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Google announced through  their blog  "Google Earth Pro is now free" 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

World Toilet Day 2014: UN Secretary-General's Message to the World


Each year, more than 800,000 children under five die needlessly from diarrhoea — more than one child a minute.  Countless others fall seriously ill, with many suffering long-term health and developmental consequences.  Poor sanitation and hygiene are the primary cause. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Flood Safety Tips

Now the flood is here… stay safe
Flood Safety Tips
Floods are relatively common in Nigeria  and also destructive as we experienced in the country in 2012 and 2013. It is pertinent we get informed with hands on flood safety tips and get prepared for a flood. knowing what to do when floods occur can protect your property and reduce the number of casualties.

             Be prepared
·         Being prepared for the possibility of a flood is very important ,especially those that reside in flood plain area.

·         Keep always listen or read about rain and flood predictions about your area.
·         Inform your family of the closest safe areas that are suitable for seeking refuge from floods, and they should know several different routes to access the safe location.
·         Develop modalities with your family on how to exit the house in case of a flood and where to go and meet in the event that you become separated.
·         Ensure all valuables are kept in safe location elsewhere during this season.
·         Having some basic essentials on hand like non-perishable food, bottled water and flashlights with extra batteries is a good idea.
·         Clear all drainage around you.


·         Study your area by knowing some risk prone locations like gullies, unsafe electrical installations, ditches etc.
·         During floods will definitely find it difficult in moving around due to streets and roads that are overflowing with water. If you know there is a chance of flooding from an oncoming storm, evacuate safe areas to avoid the effects of the flood.
·          If you must drive in a flooded area, don't try to drive across flooded road, as the water may be much deeper than you expect.
·          Don't attempt to cross areas where water is flowing, as flowing water can cause erosion and landslides and may carry vehicles or people away with the current. If you are in a vehicle that becomes stranded in a foot or two of water, leave the vehicle and seek safe ground.

                       More tips
·         do not drink flood water,
·         do not walk or swim through moving flood water
·         During a flood monitor, social media, radio or TV news coverage of the flood whenever possible to get an idea of the worst flooded areas and when it might be safe to return home.
·         After a flood, do not be in a hurry to move back to your affected apartment even if flood waters have receded. Call utility workers to check some of your utilities like electricity etc. to make sure nothing was damaged in the flood. Be wary of downed power lines and other fallen objects and debris.
·         If your home was affected by the flood, attempt to dry everything out as quickly as possible and clean things that got wet. 

      safety consciousness should be your priority . stay safe and the picture below won't be your portion ..

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Call for applications -- Clean Cooking Loan Fund (the "CCLF")

 I think some of my readers may need this information.

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (“Alliance”), The Gold Standard Foundation (“Gold Standard”) and Nexus Carbon For Development (“Nexus”) have joined forces to create the Clean Cooking Loan Fund (the “CCLF”), a not-for-profit loan fund that provides cost effective loans to clean cookstove and fuels enterprises to help finance carbon certification costs.
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