Saturday 19th October 2019
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Lagos seals filling station over alleged underground water contamination

Filling station

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has sealed off the Total filling station at Akoka area of the state pending the conclusion of a pollution investigation to determine the source and causes of water contamination being experienced by the local community. LASEPA and other state officials during an inspection of the filling station LASEPA action on Wednesday, October 9, ...

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35 cities unite to clean the air their citizens breathe

China pollution

No fewer than 35 mayors have pledged to deliver clean air for the more than 140 million people that live in their cities. Air pollution in China By signing the “C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration”, the mayors recognise that breathing clean air is a human right and commit to work together to form an unparalleled global coalition for clean air. The ...

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Angola seeks to reduce gas flaring to capture revenue

Gas flaring

Angola wants to cash in on the roughly three billion cubic feet per day of associated natural gas it produces, most of which is now flared, the Petroleum Minister said on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Gas flaring The Mineral Resources and Petroleum Minister, Diamantino Azevedo, said this in a brochure released at an African energy conference in Cape Town, South ...

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Amended Gothenburg Protocol on clean air enters into force

vehicular pollution

History was made on Monday, October 7, 2019 when amendments to the Gothenburg Protocol came into force, marking what looks like an important step in international efforts to address air pollution. Vehicular pollution Adopted in 2012, the amended Gothenburg Protocol entered into force in 18 countries in Europe and North America: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, ...

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Climate summit: Big companies commit to emissions slash

limate Strike San Francisco

No fewer than 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications have pledged to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future. Young people protest outside of the San Francisco Federal Building during a Climate Strike march in San Francisco, U.S. September 20, 2019 “We Mean Business”, a coalition ...

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Trump revokes California’s right to set own car emissions standards


U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 said he is revoking California’s ability to independently set its own car emissions standards, which have been more stringent than most of the country. President Trump has stripped California of power to set auto emission standards California was granted a waiver to set car emission standards that were stricter than federal ...

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Shell deploys aerial cameras to track spills, crude theft

Ineffective clean up

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) says it has deployed state-of-the-art high definition cameras for quick detection of and response to crude oil spills from its facilities. The cameras will also help in tracking vandalism of SPDC joint venture assets, adds the firm. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: ...

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Bangkok, world car free day to reduce traffic congestion, pollution

Bangkok Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) in Thailand has announced it will organise Bangkok Car Free Day 2019 to reduce traffic congestion, pollution and save energy on Sept. 22. 2018 Bangkok Car Free Day Deputy Bangkok Governor, Sakoltee Phattiyakul, told a news conference on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in the city that the event would coincide with the World Car Free ...

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NNPC, NOSDRA partner to mitigate incidence of oil spillage

Ineffective clean up

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) have said they will partner to check the incidences of oil spill across the country. The outcome of oil spill Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, made this known when he received the Director General of NOSDRA, Mr Idris Musa, at the ...

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German environment agency demands higher tax for dirty cars

Air pollution

The German Environment Agency has advocated making cars with high carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions more expensive given the boom in the purchase of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the country. Air pollution from SUVs and sedans “We must find measures to promote climate friendly transport,” Federal Environment Agency President Maria Krautzberger told dpa on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. A proposal ...

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