Vast oil resources in Ogoniland have proven a scourge for the Ogoni people whose lives have been threatened by the ever-increasing pollution in the area. In the words of Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), oil is a curse which means only poverty, hunger, disease and exploitation. Same is happening in the Ogoniland where water is contaminated and land is damaged dramatically because of oil spills. Continue reading
To protect the environment and restore traditional lifestyle in urban areas, a variety of programmes is being introduced across the world by different organizations. People are working to improve their lives and to return to less artificial environment by planting trees. URI GreenSkills is a unique programme by New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees. Its objective is to promote and demonstrate sustainability in action through creation of employment opportunities and the provision of training, research and on-the-ground projects. Continue reading
The United States’ government is advised to find a new “consent-based” site for nuclear waste by The Blue Ribbion Commission. The commission was established by President Obama to give suggestions to cope with the issue of managing the nuclear waste. The commission has recently issued a draft report, after having worked on it for 16 months. Yucca Mountain in Nevada was the site that was chosen before by the senate leaders who were later accused of making that decision on political grounds. Continue reading
UK canned seafood manufacturer John West, once branded ‘John Worst’ by Greenpeace for its poor record on sourcing tuna responsibly, will today launch a five-year plan to source the depleted fish stock more sustainably and will announce the launch of a new range of pole and line sourced tuna products.
A Hampshire-based cosmetics firm has installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on its 55,000 square roofspace in the latest demonstration of the manufacturer’s commitment to going green. “w3bs of DP”
Conservation group WWF let timber companies use its panda brand logo while they were razing some of the world’s most biologically rich rainforests or trading in potentially illegally sourced timber, according to the investigative group Global Witness.
A new guide released this week by nonprofit organisation the Carbon Trust encourages businesses to opt for sustainable, high-efficiency refrigeration equipment and methods, claiming that they could save 20 per cent on energy bills by doing so.
Wirrral-based green energy products manufacturer Stiebel Eltron UK is forecasting a 40 per cent growth in turnover in 2011, as it announces a second major contract with a supplier this year.
In a decision the Government says will bring greater certainty to developers of major energy projects, including new nuclear plants, the House of Commons debated and approved six National Policy Statements for Energy (NPS) yesterday night.
European plastic bottle recycler Eco Plastics has announced a £24 million expansion to its Hemswell plant as part of plans to double British production of food-grade recycled material.