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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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Reps seek to ensure compliance with gas flaring laws

Gas flaring

The House of Representatives has directed the relevant house committees to study the impact of gas flaring in the Niger Delta region and ensure compliance with gas flaring regulations. Gas flaring This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Ben Igbakpa (PDP-Delta) during the plenary presided over by Speaker of the house, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, ...

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India restricts cars on Delhi roads to curb pollution

Delhi pollution

The Indian capital on Monday, November 4, 2019 launched a two-week scheme to ration cars on the roads as part of efforts to control severe levels of air pollution in the city. As Delhi’s pollution levels rise to severe, the EPCA has directed governments to impose all conditions under the Graded Response Action Plan under severe category The car rationing ...

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France has breached air pollution limits – EU court

air Pollution

France has systematically and persistently breached European Union (EU) limits for nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant generated mainly by diesel car exhausts, the EU top court ruled on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Vehicular traffic is a major source of air pollution in Europe The European Commission had taken France to the European Court of Justice in 2015 for failing to bring ...

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Govt restates commitment to Ogoniland remediation

Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to a comprehensive remediation of the polluted areas of Ogoniland and the restoration of livelihood to the affected communities, in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment Report. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Manhood Abubakar, reiterated this at the weekend while on a tour of Hydrocarbon Pollution ...

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