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Smoke rises from the waste heap at a saw-mill at a lagoon near the Makoko Riverine Slum in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos September 15, 2009. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA ENVIRONMENT EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)

FUTURE LAGOS | 5 ideas to tackle pollution in Africa’s largest city

Pollution is not limited to Nigerian cities, but is a global- scale problem. However, with the right policies, planning and action Nigeria has the ability to leapfrog and curb environmental and human degradation if implementation starts now.

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Urban sprawl isn’t to blame: unsustainable cities are the product of growth fetish

Mounting evidence shows that high density development in inner areas performs very poorly in terms of resource consumption and greenhouse emissions. The idea that outer suburbs are inherently less sustainable than inner ones doesn’t bear scrutiny. The key question is not where we accommodate growth; it’s our slavish pursuit of growth itself.

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WATCH: Urban Sprawl Kills

What’s our planet’s greatest threat? You’ll be surprised to find out…