Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Panama launches reforestation program to compensate for canal expansion

The administration of the Panama Canal (ACP) announced on Friday that it has begun a reforestation program covering 83 hectares in the province of Darien to compensate for the recent expansion of the Canal.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ukraine sees no alternative to nuclear power 30 years after Chernobyl

Thirty years have passed since the Chernobyl power plant disaster, one of the world's worst nuclear accidents, which has caused widespread environmental pollution and left the areas around the plant uninhabitable for centuries or even millennia to come.

Joint Statement by the H. R./Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner Neven Mimica on the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster

European Commission - Statement:
"The Chornobyl accident on 26 April 1986 caused devastation and suffering on a large scale. Lives were tragically lost; families were uprooted. Even now, 30 years later, people in Ukraine, Belarus and other affected countries continue to struggle with the long-term health and environmental consequences of the disaster. This human dimension of the disaster remains in our minds.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Recycling program to clean migrant waste trail in Greece

The huge "mountains" of life jackets and dinghies left behind by thousands of refugees on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos over the past year bring hope and possible job opportunities for recession-hit locals as authorities have launched a recycling program this spring to protect the environment and generate revenues.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Environmental sustainability of aviation challenged - EC report

Aviation brings significant economic and social benefits to Europe, but also has an impact on the environment...
With the expected increase in traffic, the environmental sustainability of the aviation industry will be increasingly challenged for the next 20 years, said a report on Friday.

Friday, January 8, 2016

White House defends Obama's rejection of Keystone pipeline over TransCanada lawsuit

The White House said Thursday that it is confident that the Obama administration acted lawfully in rejecting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, in response to a lawsuit filed by TransCanada against the US government

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Canada disappointed with US rejection of cross-border pipeline project

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday expressed his disappointment over the US rejection of Keystone XL pipeline project that would bring Canada's oil sands to refineries in the United States.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Amnesty: Shell Did Not Clean Oil Spills in Niger Delta

Amnesty International and the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development in Nigeria say multinational oil company Shell has not cleaned up four oil spill sites in the Niger Delta, as the company claims.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Okinawa governor revokes US base relocation approval

Governor Takeshi Onaga of Japan's Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday officially revoked the approval for the relocation of a key US military base within the most southern island prefecture which issued by his predecessor to the Japanese central government.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tokyo says will ignore Okinawa authorities’ decision on US air base

Japan’s government has said it will disregard the decision of southernmost Okinawa Prefecture governor to launch the procedure of revoking the permission for works on relocating the US Futenma Air Base to the Henoko coastal area.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chinese Navy Ships Spotted Off Alaska During Obama Visit

Five Chinese Navy ships have been spotted in international waters off the coast of Alaska, according to U.S. officials, in what many analysts see as a fresh attempt by Beijing to project military power far from its shores.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Australia unveils new emissions cut target

The Australian government has formally announced its emissions reduction target, signaling a reduction of 26 to 28 percent of carbon emissions by 2030 on the 2005 levels.

Monday, August 3, 2015

UN lays roadmap to end global poverty by 2030

Jubilant U.N. member states on Sunday put the finishing touches to a hugely ambitious roadmap aimed at wiping out poverty worldwide by 2030 and taking on climate change.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oil pipeline bursts near Israel-Jordan border. ("The leak has been stopped")

An oil pipeline rupture has caused thousands of cubic metres of crude oil to spill into the Arava desert in southern Israel near the border with Jordan, officials said Thursday (Dec 4).
The incident took place just north of the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and 500m from the frontier. The spill was "a couple of kilometres long", according to an Israeli environment ministry spokeswoman who was unable to give more specific information.

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