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How illegal bunkering hurts the environment

Oil bunkering

The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Ltd., Mr Esimaje Brikinn, said illegal bunkering has continued to cause significant damage to the environment. Brikinn said this in Abuja on Thursday, July 5, 2018 during a panel discussion on “Innovative Strategies – Combating Crude Oil Theft & Pipeline Vandalism” at the Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition ...

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Studies say Delhi’s clean air plan might flop

Delhi pollution

In 2015, the Union ministry of environment, forests & climate change (MoEF&CC) had announced new emission norms for thermal power plants across India. For power stations located within 300 km of the Delhi-NCR region, the deadline for meeting the norms is December 2019. A new survey by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) indicates that most plants will not meet ...

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China no longer participating in start of aviation emissions deal

Aviation

China has turned back on deal to curb emissions from international flights, with the country no longer listed as a participant in the agreement’s first phase, according to United Nations Aviation Agency’s website. China does not appear on a June 29 list of participants in the voluntary phase of the deal brokered by the International Civil Aviation Organisation in 2016, ...

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China releases three-year action plan for cleaner air

China pollution

China’s cabinet on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 released a three-year action plan on air pollution control, solidifying a timetable and roadmap for improving air quality. Economic, legal, technological, and administrative means will be adopted in a coordinated, methodical and targeted manner to “win the battle for blue skies,” according to the plan released by the State Council. According to the ...

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Environmental abuse blamed on dearth of public awareness

Dr. Lawrence Anuka

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) says lack of public awareness is responsible for the growing environmental abuse in the country. Mr Wuave Daniel, the Gombe State Coordinator of NESREA, said this on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, the state capital. Daniel said that the residents of ...

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Benue urged to establish pollution control board

Makurdi flood

An environmentalist, Mr Victor Asobo, has urged the Benue State Government to establish a pollution control board to facilitate efforts to protect the environment and people’s health. Asobo, the Chief Executive Officer, VIKTUWA Environment Managers Ltd., made the call on Monday, June 25, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. ...

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Leaking underground fuel tank pollutes Lagos groundwater

Total Filling Station

The Lagos State Government says it has sealed Total Filling Station in Akoka area over alleged pollution of water sources. Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said in a statement on Friday, June 22, 2018 that the filling station’s underground tank reportedly had leakage which polluted water sources in the community. He said that the intervention of Lagos State Environmental Protection ...

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Don calls for effective management to curb plastic pollution

Plastic wastes on waterways

A university don, Prof. Dele Olowokudejo, has called for the effective management of plastic waste, to stem the spate of plastic pollution in the country. Olowokudejo, a professor of Botany and Biodiversity at the University of Lagos, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Lagos. The academician stressed ...

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Communities donate land for Ogoni clean-up

Ogoniland cleanup

Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil, has commended Ogoni communities for donating several hectares of land to the body. Dekil gave the commendation at a ceremony to mark handover of the expansive land to HYPREP in Lumene-Bangha, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Represented by Mr Isa Wasa, HYPREP’s ...

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Local research crucial to curb plastic waste pollution, say experts

Plastic pollution

Local research and enforcement of environmental laws are crucial in curbing plastic pollution, according to environmental experts. The experts, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Lagos, advocated for an integrated approach to addressing plastic pollution. Mrs Kofo Adeleke, Programmes Director at Community Conservation & Development Initiatives (CCDI), an ...

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