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Nigeria, UN commence scheme to phase out use of mercury in gold mining

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop...

Global Witness: Chinese miner’s role in Congo gold rush

Chinese-owned mining company exporting to Dubai gave armed groups AK-47s for access to gold, alleges Global Witness, an international NGO that works to break links between...

State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country,...

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Climate change: Senate seeks broader action to tackle gas emission

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, called for broader action to reduce gas emission,...
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World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate declaration of rights for nation’s rivers

Stakeholders in the water sector have advocated for a declaration of rights for all the major rivers in the...

UNGA, Vanuatu call for International Court of Justice advisory opinion on climate change

Vanuatu and a group of global coalition States at an “International Court of Justice Champions” meeting in New York City on...

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Climate change: Senate seeks broader action to tackle gas emission

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, September...

World Rivers Day: Stakeholders advocate declaration of rights for nation’s rivers

Stakeholders in the water sector have advocated for a...