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ERA lauds adoption of bill to ban gas flaring

Gas flaring

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the Bill for an Act to Prohibit Gas Flaring in Nigeria sponsored by Senator Bassey Akpan, representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial district. Gas flaring The bill, which passed second hearing in 2017, seeks to ensure natural gas is not flared or vented in ...

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Ogoni clean-up: Traditional ruler urges govt to mobilise contractors

Ogoniland cleanup

The Paramount Ruler of Bodo City in Rivers State, King John Beredon, has urged the Federal Government to mobilise contractors to site to commence the remediation and recovery stage of the Ogoni Clean-up programme. Ogoniland cleanup Beredon made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Bodo, Gokana Local Government ...

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Copper mines pollution: Zambian farmers win landmark case

Konkola Copper Mines

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 announced its verdict in the landmark case of the Zambian communities consistently polluted by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of British miner Vedanta Resources Plc, allowing them to have their case against the parent company and its subsidiary tried in the UK. Vedanta Resources’ Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia The ruling sets ...

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NOSDRA fines oil firm N260m for oil spillage

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has sanctioned Python Engineering Company Limited of No. 94 Enerhen Road, Warri, Delta, over an oil spill caused by MV Celine on April 19, 2018. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa According to the letter obtained by News Agency of Nigeria ...

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Marine plastic pollution costing the world billions, says report

Plastic pollution

Marine plastic pollution costing the world billions, says report A new report has found that not only is marine plastic pollution damaging the environment, it is costing the world billions. Plastic pollution The report, led by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, found that microplastic pollution will result in a 1-5 per cent decline in marine ecosystem service delivery. This equates to ...

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350Africa lauds NedBank’s withdrawal from coal

coal-plant

NedBank, one of Africa’s largest financial services provider, officially ended its financing of coal-burning electricity projects after years of campaigning from local groups. A power plant fired by coal With the public release of its Sustainable Development Review on Friday, April 5, 2019, NedBank declared that it has: “undertaken not to provide project financing or other forms of asset-specific financing where proceeds would ...

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No new gas policy without zero flare, says NNPC

Gas flaring

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, says no new gas project will be approved without zero gas flare modalities. Gas flaring Baru disclosed this in a statement issued by the NNPC in Abuja on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He gave the assurance when he received the national leadership of Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM) ...

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EU lawmakers to vote on single-use plastic ban

European Parliament

The European Union is expected to ban single-use plastic products, a growing problem in the world’s oceans, after a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The European Parliament The ban, which would take effect in 2021, targets the top 10 disposable plastic products that wash up on European shores, if consumers have alternatives. In practice, this regulation ...

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Government urged not to resume oil exploration in Ogoniland

Oil spill pollution

A resolution by the Nigeria government to resume oil exploration in Ogoni, River State, has attracted the attention of a team of activists, who are kicking against the planned exercise. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil A recent memo from the Presidency directed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) ...

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China to host World Environment Day 2019 on air pollution

China pollution

Head of Chinese delegation, Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Joyce Msuya, Acting Head of UN Environment, on Friday, March 15, 2019 jointly announced that China would host the global World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, 2019 with a theme of air pollution. Air pollution in China Approximately seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year ...

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