Friday, 22 March 2013

Environment - Current Issues and Meanings

I think its important to should share this with my readers. We come across some certain words used to describe some current environment issues, but we have not thought wise to look-up the meanings. You don't need to go too far, the information are here. Below is list of the most pressing and important environmental problems and their definitions.

Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or alkaline conditions (see acid rain).
Read more after the cut...

Thursday, 21 March 2013


While many may think they are prepared for a fire, there are different kinds of fires and not all can be put off in the same way. Though it is good to have fire extinguishers in the home, you can’t use any kind of extinguisher to put off electrical fire. Electrical fires are one type of fire that must be attacked in a precise way in order to put out the flames quickly and safely.
Only a Class C or E fire extinguishers should be used to put out electrical fires as it contains dry and powdery substance suitable for that purpose.
On classes of fire, Class A fires are when normal, combustible materials like wood, cloth, paper, and plastic ignite. Class B fires involve flammable liquids like gasoline, alcohol, diesel oil, oil based paints, and flammable gasses. Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment. (When an electrical appliance ignites). Read the basic Tips after the cut


Disasters are not confined to public places alone, they can occur in the home too and most times, from the kitchen.

NEMA asks states, LGs to relocate communities in flood-prone areas

DG, National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Muhammed Sani-Sidi
The National Emergency Management Agency has asked states and local government councils to relocate communities residing in flood-prone areas, saying it is their duty to protect their citizens from harm.
The agency stated that the nation would experience massive rainfall which would result in flooding as experienced last year, adding that states and LGs must relocate vulnerable communities to avoid another major humanitarian crisis and disaster.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Google Campus Ambassador Program 2013 for Nigerian Undergraduates and other Sub Saharan African Universities

If you are undergraduate in any of the Universities in Sub Saharan Africa (Nigerian Universities are included if are unaware) and you are 21st century ICT compliant this information is for you. i received an important mail from Google Campus Ambassador Program Coordinator
Read more after the cut.

Abuja Residents hail new landlord, tenant bill -

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), say the new landlord, tenancy Bill presently before the Senate, if passed into law, will revolutionise tenant/landlord relationship in Nigeria's capital
city. Read more after the cut.

Global warming may have fueled Somali drought

Global warming may have contributed to low rain levels in Somalia in 2011 where tens of thousands died in a famine, research by British climate scientists suggests. Scientists with Britain's weather
service studied weather patterns in East Africa in 2010 and 2011 and found that yearly precipitation known as the short rains failed in late 2010 because of the natural effects of the weather pattern La Nina.

Europe, Russia agree tie-up on missions to Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it signed a deal on Thursday with its Russian counterpart to launch two unmanned missions to Mars, a quest that was rocked by a US pullout last year. Called ExoMars, the scheme entails sending an orbital probe to the Red Planet in January 2016 to look for atmospheric traces of methane gas, a pointer to the existence of microbial life.

UK urges urgent world action on climate change

Declaring open a day-long conference on climate change and climate security in London capital on Tuesday, UK Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire stressed the need for immediate action by all countries to limit global average temperature hike.

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