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South Sudan to launch environmental audit in oil-producing regions

Awow Chuang

South Sudan on Friday, January 10, 2020 launched a road map to boost environmental audit in oil-producing regions by calling a tender proposal from competent foreign companies in a bid to curb pollution and address public uproar over poor waste management. Awow Chuang, minister of petroleum, South Sudan Awow Chuang, minister of petroleum, said the government would enhance environmental audit ...

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Group urges govt to prosecute environmental polluters

soot port-harcourt

The Green Resilience, a climate and environment advocacy group, has urged the Federal Government to enforce laws on environmental pollution and prosecute environmental polluters in the country. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Mr Kingsley Adindu, a member of the group, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the ...

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Clean mobility: Minister urges German car industry to transition faster

vehicular pollution

German Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, has called for his country’s car industry to step on it in their transition to motors that do less harm to the environment. Vehicular pollution “Nobody denies that the German car industry is technologically good and innovative,’’ Scheuer said in an interview with dpa. “We have to bring these German innovations onto the road more ...

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UNECE Air Convention at 40: Ministers renew commitment to tackle air pollution

Olga Algayerova

When 32 Member States signed the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution in 1979, it was not evident that it would develop into a successful regional framework for controlling and reducing the damage to human health and the environment caused by transboundary air pollution. UNECE Executive Secretary, Ms. Olga Algayerova Yet, the achievements of the Convention in the UNECE region over ...

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COP25: Activists condemn oil contamination, fossil fuel industry in Brazil

Anti-REPSOL protesters

To draw attention to the oil leak that has been polluting the beaches and contaminating sea life across 11 states in Brazil for the past three months, Indigenous representatives from five different peoples and activists from 350.org held a protest on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in front of the headquarters of REPSOL in Madrid, Spain.  Anti-REPSOL protesters REPSOL as global company operating ...

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Bayelsa community flays oil spill compensation

Oil spill pollution

Members of Aghoro 1 community, Ekeremor Local Government Area in Bayelsa State on Friday, November 29, 2019 expressed dissatisfaction over the compensation that Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) offered to pay for an oil spill that occurred on May 17, 2018. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil They alleged that the oil firm arbitrarily ...

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Lagos to register worship centres to curtail noise pollution, crime

Worship Centre

The Lagos State Government says plans are on to register religious houses to ensure sanity in the state. A worship centre in Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made this known on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Alausa, Ikeja, during a Stakeholders Meeting with the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC). Akinbile-Yussuf said that the registration, which will begin by ...

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Study unveils Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way, Coca-Cola as top plastic polluters

Plastic pollution

A brand audit has pointed accusing fingers at organisations such as Bigi, Pepsi, Nova, C-Way Table Water and Coca-Cola as the five top plastic polluters in Lagos. Plastic pollution The study was conducted in observance of the Global Clean-up Day on Thursday, September 21, 2019 at the instance of the Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) in ...

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LASEPA seals eight worship centres over environment pollution

Worship Centre

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, November 17, 2019 closed down eight worship centres across the state for contravening environmental pollution regulations. A worship centre in Lagos Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), who led the exercise, said that the facilities were closed down to save the people from health crisis that might arise from ...

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Infernal flares of the Delta – Bassey

Gas flaring

When 2020 was set as the deadline for halting gas flaring in Nigeria it seemed like ages away. As 2019 rolls towards its terminal point, 2020 is already placing its foot in the door. While launching the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP) in 2016, the indication was given that the nation would pursue a 2020 flare-out date. The nation ...

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