Friday 22nd February 2019
Friday, 22nd of February 2019
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Greepeace kicks as Total makes South Africa oil and gas discovery

South Africa oil drill

Total’s announcement on Thursday, February 7, 2019 that it has made a significant gas condensate discovery 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa has been attracting criticisms from environmentalists. According to Greenpeace, deep sea drilling is far too risky, and the possibility for an oil spill always exists The Brulpadda well (“Bullfrog well”) – located off the shore of Mossel Bay ...

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Nedbank, Standard Bank, FirstRand pull out of funding South Africa’s coal plants


Three commercial banks – Nedbank, Standard Bank, FirstRand – have reportedly withdrawn funding of two proposed coal-fired power stations in South Africa. A power plant fired by coal This leaves Absa and DBSA as the remaining South African commercial banks that have not yet withdrawn from funding the Thabametsi and Khanyisa projects. Nedbank, for instance, says the move fits with ...

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Study to determine source of Delhi’s air pollution launched

New Delhi pollution

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in association with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the leading instrumentation company Horiba, Ltd has launched a pilot study on real time source apportionment of PM2.5 (particulate matter below 2,5 micron in size) in Delhi-NCR. The objective of the study is to identify the signature of various sources of pollution and ...

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Environmentalist wants religious bodies, communities involved in Niger Delta clean-up

Oil spill pollution

The Secretary-General, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) in the UK, Mr Martin Palmer, has said that religious bodies and communities should be involved in cleaning-up of the Niger Delta environment. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil Palmer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was appropriate for religious bodies and ...

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Polluted transportation increases respiratory ailments in Nigeria – Physician

Cars Pollution

A respiratory physician, Dr Olufunke Adeyeye, says the transportation system in Nigeria has increased fumes and pollution of the air. Cars cause a lot of air pollution According to the consultant, the respiratory problems of Nigerians, including cough and difficulty in breathing, are due to pollution from the exhausts of vehicles. Adeyeye, who works at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, ...

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London Underground pollution 30 times higher than busy roads – Report

London Underground

A new report has found that spending one hour on the tube is more toxic than spending all day on above ground in ambient London air. The London Underground The latest figures from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants show that the London Underground suffers from poor air quality, compared to others, because of its age and ...

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British mining firm may be liable for pollution by subsidiary

Konkola Copper Mines

The latest hearing in the case of the Zambian communities consistently polluted by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of British miner Vedanta, will be heard at the British Supreme Court on January 15 and 16, 2019. A rally organised by solidarity organisation Foil Vedanta with a variety of other groups, will take place outside the court in solidarity with ...

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‘Hazardous materials’ prompt response to consulates in Melbourne


Australian emergency services are responding to several calls involving hazardous materials near foreign consulates in Melbourne, officials and local media said on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Melbourne, Australia Victoria Emergency said 10 hazardous material incidents are in progress in several areas across the city. It said the incidents are “under control’’. “The Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade is assisting Australian Federal ...

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Regulating environmental pollution for human safety

Generator Pollution

A mother, Sadiya, as fondly called, cried uncontrollably on the aisle of a general hospital in her neighbourhood in Abuja as medical personnel worked to announce the autopsy result of her three children that died. The WHO says that, in one year, 46,750 persons died as a result of outdoor pollution in Nigeria Irrespective of pleas to be patient and ...

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Rain clears smog in Indian capital yet air quality ‘very poor’

Delhi pollution

A rainy spell early on Sunday, January 6, 2019 brought better air to residents of New Delhi, giving them a brief respite from thick grey smog that has shrouded the Indian capital for the last two months, although air quality continued to be “very poor”. As Delhi’s pollution levels rise to severe, the EPCA has directed governments to impose all ...

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