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Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

New Delhi pollution

The air pollution level in India’s capital city New Delhi on Monday, November 12, 2018 continued to be in the severe category, officials said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in very poor category at 381. “The AQI in Delhi at 9 a.m. (local time) today was recorded at 381, the ...

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Pollution: NIMASA to enforce 0.5 per cent sulphur limit on ships

shipping

The Director-General (DG) of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Friday, November 2, 2018 said that the agency would enforce strict compliance on sulphur pollution. Peterside said the measure would be in line with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulation which put a maximum of 0.5 per cent sulphur cap on all fuel used by vessels ...

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How Turkey’s coal investments are poisoning people, air, seas – Report

Yatağan Coal Power Plant

Villagers affected by three polluting coal mines in Muğla city, Turkey have joined together to demonstrate against plans to extend the mines. People had their photos taken and projected them in front of Yatağan coal power plant. “After years of suffering from the deadly impacts of lignite mines and coal burning in their lands, the villagers of Muğla came together to ...

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India’s environment minister blames state govts as pollution worsens in Delhi

Delhi pollution

India’s environment minister blamed the Delhi government and its neighboring states for failing in their efforts to check air pollution which was six times above the recommended limit on Thursday, November 1, 2018 posing severe health risks. The minister, Harsh Vardhan, said in a statement that efforts by state governments, including Punjab and Haryana, to bring down incidents of widespread ...

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Senate ready to pass gas flaring prohibition bill, says lawmaker

Gas flaring

Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Sen. Bassey Albert, on Thursday, November 1, 2018 said that the Senate would pass the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill before the end of the year. Albert gave this hint in Lagos when he led his members on oversight functions to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). He said the bill was currently on the third ...

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Air Pollution: WHO calls for construction of schools, playgrounds away from busy roads, factories

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised governments to ensure that schools and playgrounds are constructed away from busy roads, factories and power plants to reduce children’s exposure to air pollution. Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, gave the advice in a New WHO Report on “Air pollution and child health”, released by the organisation on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. ...

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Poisonous air has devastating impact on billions of children, warns WHO

air-pollution

Poisonous air is having a devastating impact on billions of children around the world, damaging their intelligence and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday, October 29, 2018. In a study on the health effect of toxic air on children, the Geneva-based UN agency estimated 600,000 deaths below the age of 15 ...

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WHO, UNFCCC promote maiden air pollution, health conference

air-pollution

The first-ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health will kick off on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. It is organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and with participation of UN Climate Change (UNFCCC). Air pollution is said to be one of the largest causes of death worldwide. It claims seven million lives a year, is a major driver of the non-communicable ...

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Government tasked on emissions reduction, control

Generator Pollution

An ecologist, Mr Richard Inyamkume, has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts on the implementation of national policies that would reduce emissions in different sectors. Inyamkume, who is also the Executive Director, Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration, an NGO, gave this advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, October 26, 2018. ...

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New coal investments may cost South Africans over R20bn

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Newly appointed finance minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden speech in the current ‘technical recession’ will be a task to keep the country from succumbing to mounting pressure on the economy. 350Africa.org is calling on the new finance minister to re-examine budget forecasts in Wednesday’s speech, and urge the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to commit to not financing the proposed ...

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