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Monday, 26 February 2018

FIVE MOST DANGEROUS ROADS IN THE WORLD

This is the list of the five most dangerous roads in the world as per my recent online research. 
These roads are indeed an almost-no-go-area for many drivers and travdellers. in as much as they may stand as sites of tourism and site seeeing, it is a nah nah dare for me, I can't try such roads on wheels.

5. The Karakoram Highway, between China and Pakistan

Karakoram Highway, between China and Pakistan
Karakoram Highway, between China and Pakistan.
Named the “Friendship Highway” by the governments who built it. The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,693 meters. It’s prone to landslides and floods and to make matters worse, the road is unpaved in Pakistan. But it is still a tourist attraction, passing through some spectacular gorges along the old Silk Road. Nearly 900 workers died while constructing the road. What is often referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world.”

4. James Dalton Highway, Alaska

James Dalton Highway, Alaska
James Dalton Highway, Alaska (pinterest.com).
The Dalton Highway is a 667 km road in Alaska. It begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, and ends at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Although appearing serene at first glance, is filled with potholes, small flying rocks carried by fast winds, and worst of all it runs through the middle of nowhere. What makes this one of the most dangerous roads, is its 386 km stretch with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services.

3. Jalalabad–Kabul Road, Afghanistan

Jalalabad–Kabul Road, Afghanistan
Jalalabad–Kabul Road, Afghanistan.
Many roads have been dubbed “most dangerous,” but the 65-kilometer stretch of highway from Jalalabad to Kabul has more claim than most, snaking through Taliban territory. But it’s not the threat of insurgency that makes Highway so dangerous. It’s a combination of the narrow, winding lanes that climb up to 600 meters through the Kabul gorge and the reckless Afghan drivers trying to overtake the heavily-burdened haulage trucks.

2. North Yungas Road, Bolivia

The North Yungas Highway in Bolivia
The North Yungas Highway in Bolivia.
Also known as the “Road of Death” in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It is legendary for its extreme danger and the Inter-American Development Bank christened it as the “world’s most dangerous road”. One estimate is that 200 to 300 travelers are killed yearly along the road. The road includes cross markings on many of the spots where vehicles have fallen. It is a regular occurrence for buses and trucks to go tumbling to the valley below, especially when they try passing each other.

1. Highway 1 in Florida

most dangerous roads
Highway 1 in Florida (FloridaStock / Shutterstock)
Florida’s Highway 1 is another most dangerous roads in the world. Because of having the highest fatal crash rate, it was recently ranked the most dangerous road in the US. In fact, 1,079 people have died on the road in the last 10 years alone

Sunday, 25 February 2018

List Of Projects That Require EIA

This a prepared list of projects that require EIA before execution and it is instituted under law taht whoever wants to carry out any of these project must do an EIA and present a certificate of completion and approval. Environment lovers don't joke with the health of the environment, EnvironmentGo! loves the Evironment more.


List Of Projects That Require EIA

The need to carry out an EIA comes from European EIA Directive. The directive is given effect though different legislation.

The directive divides projects into 2 different types: Annex I projects and Annex II projects.

Annex I projects
Annex I projects always require an EIA. These include large scale projects with obvious environmental effects, such as:

  • crude oil refineries
  • nuclear generating stations and other nuclear reactors
  • larger scale quarries and open-cast mines.

Annex II projects
Annex II projects will only require EIA if it's decided that the project is likely to have 'significant' environmental effects. There will usually be a threshold to determine if a case by case screening decision is required.

Examples of Annex II projects include:

  • industrial estate development projects (threshold - the area of the development exceeds 0.5 hectare)
  • an electric line installed above ground (threshold - with a voltage of 132 kilovolts or more).
In breaking this down for easier identification, the The list of the project below require EIA generally.

List projects that require EIA

WHICH PROJECTS REQUIRE EIA?
The projects to be subjected to EIA are specified in the Second Schedule of EMCA 1999, and include:
1.   General: –
a)   an activity out of character with its surrounding;
b)   any structure of a scale not in keeping with its surrounding;
c)   major changes in land use.
2.   Urban Development including:-
a)   designation of new townships;
b)   establishment of industrial estates;
c)   establishment or expansion of recreational areas;
d)   establishment or expansion of recreational townships in mountain areas, national parks and game
reserves;
e)   shopping centres and complexes.
3.   Transportation including –
a)   all major roads;
b)   all roads in scenic, wooded or mountainous areas and wetlands;
c)   railway lines;
d)   airports and airfields;
e)   oil and gas pipelines;
f)    water transport.
4.   Dams, rivers and water resources including –
a)   storage dams, barrages and piers;
b)   river diversions and water transfer between catchments;
c)   flood control schemes;
d)   drilling for the purpose of utilising ground water resources including geothermal energy.
5.   Aerial spraying.
6.   Mining, including quarrying and open-cast extraction of –
a)   precious metals;
b)   gemstones;
c)   metalliferous ores;
d)   coal;
e)   phosphates;
f)    limestone and dolomite;
g)   stone and slate;
h)   aggregates, sand and gravel;
i)    clay;
j)    exploitation for the production of petroleum in any form;
k)   extracting alluvial gold with use of mercury.
7.   Forestry related activities including –
a)   timber harvesting;
b)   clearance of forest areas;
c)   reforestation and afforestation.
8.   Agriculture including –
a)   large-scale agriculture;
b)   use of pesticide;
c)   introduction of new crops and animals;
d)   use of fertilizers;
e)   irrigation.
9.   Processing and manufacturing industries including:-
a)
Chemical discharge
mineral processing, reduction of ores and minerals;
b)   smelting and refining of ores and minerals;
c)   foundries;
d)   brick and earthware manufacture;
e)   cement works and lime processing;
f)    glass works;
g)   fertilizer manufacture or processing;
h)   explosive plants;
i)    oil refineries and petro-chemical works;
j)    tanning and dressing of hides and skins;
k)   abattoirs and meat-processing plants;
l)    chemical works and process plants;
m)  brewing and malting;
n)   bulk grain processing plants;
o)   fish-processing plants;
p)   pulp and paper mills;
q)   food-processing plants
r)    plants for the manufacture or assembly of motor vehicles;
s)   plants for the construction or repair of aircraft or railway equipment;
t)    plants for the manufacture of tanks, reservoirs and sheet-metal containers;
u)   plants for the manufacture of coal briquettes;
v)   plant for manufacturing batteries;
Electrical infrastructure
10. Elect rical infrastructure including –
a)   electricity generation stations;
b)   electrical transmission lines;
c)   electrical sub-stations;
d)   pumped-storage schemes.
11. Management of hydrocarbons including:-
the storage of natural gas and combustible or explosive fuels.
12. Waste disposal including –
a)   sites for hazardous waste disposal;
b)   sewage disposal works;
c)   works involving major atmospheric emissions;
d)   works emitting offensive odours;
e)   sites for solid waste disposal.
13. Natural conservation areas including –
a)   creation of national parks, game reserves and buffer zones;
b)   establishment of wilderness areas;
c)   formulation or modification of forest management policies;
d)   formulation or modification of water catchment management policies;
e)   policies for the management of ecosystems, especially by use of fire;
f)    commercial exploitation of natural fauna and flora;
g)   introduction of alien species of fauna and flora into ecosystems.
14. Nuclear Reactors.
15. Major developments in biotechnology including the introduction and testing of genetically modified organisms.
Source: http://meas.nema.go.ke/eia/list-projects-that-require-eia/
Referrence: https://www.mygov.scot/eia/types-of-projects-that-need-an-eia/

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Free Scholarships For Nigerians to study in the UK

Dear Environment lovers, we've got a good package for those of you in Africa and in Nigeria mostly. You can apply for these opportunities to study abroad but while you are there, remember to live the life of an environmentalist!

Free Scholarships For Nigerians to study in the UK

1) The University of Sheffield offers a large variety of scholarships in different disciplines for undergraduate and postgraduate students. High grades and excellent English is a must. Applications are now open for the 2018 academic year.
Nigerian students are warmly welcomed to study in this University. The very first student from Nigeria graduated in 1950 and ever since, the University has supported this cooperation.
Check Below To See Which of The 2018/19 Sheffield Scholarship You Are Eligible For.
2) Newcastle University in London offers 40 scholarships for international postgraduate students who have excellent academic score.
Check Below To See Which of The 2018/19 Newcastle University Scholarship You Are Eligible For.
3) The Clarendon Fund offers 140 scholarships for Masters and PhD students at Oxford University.
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