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Group condemns killing of anti-pollution protesters in India

Chandra Bhushan

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has strongly condemned the killing of protesters in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The residents of the area were protesting against the proposed doubling of capacity of the Vedanta group’s Sterlite copper plant. Further, citing long-festering pollution concerns, they were demanding permanent closure of the plant. “We condemn the killing of innocent protestors. Considering the history ...

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Rivers to establish tyres, waste recycling centres to curb soot pollution

soot port-harcourt

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that the government is planning to establish a centre to recycle used tyres and organic waste material to end soot menace in the state. Wike told newsman on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that the government was also discussing with experts on other environmentally friendly ways to ...

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First ‘plastic free’ label to help shoppers curb pollution

A turtle eating plastic

New “plastic-free” logo launched in Britain on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 will allow shoppers to identify products with plastic packaging, as companies come under growing pressure to use green alternatives. Eight million tonnes of plastic – bottles, packaging and other waste – are dumped into the ocean every year. The dumped wastes kill marine life and enter the human food ...

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NOSDRA warns against indiscriminate disposal of used oil

Sir Peter Idabor

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has warned heavy-duty engine operators, generator repairers, roadside oil dispensers and automobile mechanic workshops against indiscriminate disposal of used oil. Mr Peter Idabor, the Director-General of the agency, gave the warning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Calabar, Cross River State, during an Outreach Community Programme on Management of spent oil. ...

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JTF adopts ‘green’ method in shutting illegal refineries

Niger Delta refinery

The Joint Military Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta says it has adopted environment-friendly methods in combating oil theft and illegal refining in the region Brig.-Gen Kevin Aligbe, Land Component Commander of the joint force code-named “Operation Delta Safe,” disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Alighe ...

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Environmentalist calls for drastic measures against gas flaring

Gas flaring in Ogoniland Nigeria

An environmentalist, Mr Paul Akporowho, on Thursday, May 10, 2018 called for stiffer measures to effectively address issues of gas flaring in the oil and gas sector. Akporowho, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri, called on the Federal Government to take decisive measures through viable legislations to nip the “illegalities” on the bud. He said ...

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Alimosho labelled noisiest local government area in Lagos

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Mr Antonio Ayodele, on Thursday, May 11, 2018 rated Alimosho as the highest noise pollution local government area in the state in 2017. Ayodele made the remark at the 3rd Annual Stakeholders Interactive Session on Noise Pollution Control in Lagos State, organised by the agency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Environmentalists call for action against micro-plastics pollution

Plastic pollution

Some environmentalists have called for concrete actions against the spate of micro-plastics pollution in the nation’s water bodies. The environmentalists made the call in various interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Micro-plastics are broken-down plastic waste, synthetic fibres and beads found in personal hygiene products. They also include larger plastics that ...

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WHO report on polluted cities in India dire, says CSE

air pollution

“The report by WHO is a warning about the serious and run-away pollution and public health emergency that confronts India today,” remarks Sunita Narain, director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), while responding to the latest urban air quality database 2016 released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The database says that of the 20 most polluted cities in ...

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7m people die every year from exposure to polluted air – WHO

Generator Pollution

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 said seven million people die every year from exposure to polluted air. According to a WHO report, ambient or outdoor air pollution alone caused some 4.2 million deaths in 2016, while household air pollution from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies caused an estimated 3.8 million deaths in the same ...

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