Degradation Of Northen Nigeria Due To Mining Activities

  • 1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

    Nigeria has one of the worst environmental records in the world. In late 1995, Nigeria's execution of eight environmental activists, notable Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken SaroWiwa, made international headlines and brought worldwide recognition of the serious environmental degradation of Nigeria [9].Today, the oilrich Niger Delta region of Nigeria is always the first point of reference ...

  • 5 possible solutions to soil degradation

    5 possible solutions to soil degradation

    Feb 26, 2018 · Here are five solutions to soil degradation. 1. Curb industrial farming. Tilling, multiple harvests and agrochemicals have boosted yields at the expense of sustainability. Responsible regulation of land and agriculture would help, but we need to be frank about our diet too. Evidence shows we should eat much smaller quantities of sustainably ...

  • Nigeria: Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta ...

    Nigeria: Environmental Degradation in the Niger Delta ...

    Dec 07, 2006 · Nigeria is a major player in the world energy market. It is the seventh largest producer of oil in the world. It supplies a fifth of United States oil imports.

  • Mining activity causing nearly 10 percent of Amazon ...

    Mining activity causing nearly 10 percent of Amazon ...

    Nov 02, 2017 · Environmental science and conservation news. Scientists have learned that nearly 10 percent of the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon between 2005 and 2015 was due to mining activities.

  • What are Causes and Effects of Environmental Degradation ...

    What are Causes and Effects of Environmental Degradation ...

    Environmental degradation comes about due to erosion and decline of the quality of the natural environment. It is caused directly or indirectly by anthropogenic activities that extract various environmental resources at a faster rate than they are replaced, and thus depleting them. On this regard, degradation means damage or reduction in ...

  • Monitoring land use and land cover changes due to ...

    Monitoring land use and land cover changes due to ...

    Jul 11, 2018 · Assessment of LULC showed that the PRB has been subjected to six different rates of land degradation in the years 1986, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2013, and 2016. This is due to increase in settlement, cropland, and mining activities to about 130%, 198%, and 304%, respectively.

  • Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some Selected ...

    Heavy Metal Pollution in Soil and Water in Some Selected ...

    Illegal small scale gold mining popularly called "Galamsey" in our local communities is on the increase. This has led to concerns about the level of environmental pollution resulting from these mining activities. This work was conducted to determine the level of heavy metal contamination in the environment due to the activities of the small scale miners.

  • (PDF) Land Degradation: Its Control, Management and ...

    (PDF) Land Degradation: Its Control, Management and ...

    degradation due to coal mininga vibrant issue. First ... inthe former homelands of northern South Africa with. ... quarrying, and mining activities. Impliions and effects of land degradations ...

  • The Unyielding Promise of Nigeria's Mining Sector (1), By ...

    The Unyielding Promise of Nigeria's Mining Sector (1), By ...

    Apr 22, 2019 · While endeavours pertaining to mining in the geographical space now regarded as Nigeria are noted as dating back into millennia (say 2400 years ago) with evidence in the art works credited to the Nok Culture and IgboUkwu civilisation, etc., mining formally commenced in Nigeria as part of the activities of the British, who commissioned the ...

  • Environmental Degradation in the Ikorodu SubUrban Lagos ...

    Environmental Degradation in the Ikorodu SubUrban Lagos ...

    The overall analysis of the artisanal sand mining activities along the suburban communities of Lagos lagoon system reveals that, the activity derives much benefit from the lagoon ecosystem [44 Chopin T, Buschmann AH, Halling C, et al. Integrating seaweeds into aquaculture systems: A key towards sustainability. J Phycol 2001; 37: 97586.

  • Nigeria: Ogun to Miners, Dredgers

    Nigeria: Ogun to Miners, Dredgers

    Aug 30, 2021 · Nigeria: Ogun to Miners, Dredgers Avoid Illegal Operations. Ogun State Government has warned miners and dredgers to be professional as their operations create degradation of the environment and ...

  • Ghana To Reverse Land Degradation With World Bank Support

    Ghana To Reverse Land Degradation With World Bank Support

    Sep 01, 2021 · The cost of environmental degradation in Ghana due to unsustainable use of land for agriculture, forests, and mining stands at percent of the national GDP (2017). If the current natural resource extraction remains unchanged, Ghana will see its natural resource base destroyed over the long term, with fewer opportunities to sustain growth and ...

  • Nigeria: Unilorin Don Discovers Use of Eggshell to Tackle ...

    Nigeria: Unilorin Don Discovers Use of Eggshell to Tackle ...

    Sep 03, 2021 · Mining; Petroleum ... adding that it was a global problem and Nigeria has its fair share due to the lack of strict monitoring of people's activities. ... "Noncompliance to environmental ...

  • Peoples' perception of environmental degradation by ...

    Peoples' perception of environmental degradation by ...

    Jul 04, 2015 · Human Activities Responsible for Environmental Degradation in the Study Area Mining activitiesOthers Cutting of trees 2% 5% for fuelwood and other uses 20% Rain fed agricultural activities .

  • Analyzing Land Use and Change Detection in Eastern Nigeria ...

    Analyzing Land Use and Change Detection in Eastern Nigeria ...

    Aug 02, 2019 · The pace and pattern of various forms of land use change and degradation continues at alarming proportion in several areas in SubSaharan Africa. Given the emergent risks, recurrent subsidence and erosions rank as permanent features in some areas of the continent like Nigeria. This exacerbates natural constraints on agricultural production and poor soil quality with damage to natural .

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

    Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

    The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that between 1990 and 2005, gold mining activities in Ghana contributed significantly to land degradation and loss of cultivable land, resulting in a massive loss of forest cover (26%) and arable lands (1520%) at the Tarkwa, Ayanfuri, Dunkwa, Esaase and Bogoso mining areas in Ghana .

  • Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in ...

    Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in ...

    Mar 01, 2018 · This is due to the presence of dissolved minerals in the water from nearby mining Electrical conductivity (EC) indies the presence of minerals in general, but does not show whether a specific element is present, although a higher EC value is a good indior of the presence of contaminants such as sodium, potassium, chloride or ...

  • The trouble with Nigeria's mining sector

    The trouble with Nigeria's mining sector

    Mar 06, 2012 · The trouble with Nigeria's mining sector. March 6, 2012. WhatsApp; ... due to the large gathering of people from all over the world to such conventions, government officials are left bewildered ...

  • Land Degradation: Meaning, Causes and Prevention of Land ...

    Land Degradation: Meaning, Causes and Prevention of Land ...

    Land degradation means: 1. Loss of natural fertility of soil because of loss of nutrients. 2. Less vegetation cover. 3. Changes in the characteristic of soil. 4. Pollution of water resources from the contamination of soil through which water sweeps into ground or runoff to the water bodies.