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AllAfrica.com
New Antelope Air Stock Take AnnouncedLuanda — A new stock take of the existing population of the rare and extinction
New Antelope Air Stock Take Announced
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Luanda — A new stock take of the existing population of the rare and extinction-threatened giant black antelope and their tagging with GPS trackers has been announced for this year. The information was released recently by the coordinator of the... Read more
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The Hindu
House panel slams Goa for tardy implementation of environmental lawsIt calls for review of controversial amendment to preservation of trees Act A
House panel slams Goa for tardy implementation of environmental laws
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
It calls for review of controversial amendment to preservation of trees Act A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests on Saturday blamed the BJP-led Goa government for its “tardy implementation of... Read more
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New Kerala
Parliamentary panel slams Goa for anti-coconut tree lawPanaji, Feb 6 : A parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, e
Parliamentary panel slams Goa for anti-coconut tree law
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Panaji, Feb 6 : A parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, environment and forests on Saturday slammed the Goa government for passing an amendment de-recognising the coconut palm as a tree. The committee, headed by Rajya Sabha... Read more
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The Indian Express
Eye on safety, Govt defers GM mustard decisionA protest against GM mustard outside the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Cli
Eye on safety, Govt defers GM mustard decision
The Indian Express / Posted 2 days ago
A protest against GM mustard outside the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Friday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna) HELPING THE government buy peace with activists protesting against granting clearance to the first transgenic food... Read more
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Wired News
Absurd Creature of the Week: The Mystery of Solenodon, the Mammal That Bites Like a SnakeYou’re a mammal, so pat yourself on the back—no, not you, lizard people from ou
Absurd Creature of the Week: The Mystery of Solenodon, the Mammal That Bites Like a Snake
Wired News / Posted 2 days ago
You’re a mammal, so pat yourself on the back—no, not you, lizard people from outer space posing as high-ranking members of the US government. Mammals have got it made: Fur to keep you warm, milk to nourish your young, relatively big brains to keep... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
China, U.S Help Combat Wildlife TraffickingKasane — The United States and Chinese governments have joined forces to help B
China, U.S Help Combat Wildlife Trafficking
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Kasane — The United States and Chinese governments have joined forces to help Botswana combat wildlife trafficking. Following their two-day tour of the Chobe District to learn more about wildlife conservation issues in Botswana, Ambassadors Earl... Read more
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The Indian Express
After Centre allowed Jallikattu, Supreme Court stops it, Jayalalithaa asks Modi for ordinanceBy a judgement in May 2014, the top court had prohibited the use of bulls in ‘J
After Centre allowed Jallikattu, Supreme Court stops it, Jayalalithaa asks Modi for ordinance
The Indian Express / Posted 3 days ago
By a judgement in May 2014, the top court had prohibited the use of bulls in ‘Jallikattu’ festivals, holding this practice to be an offence under the law. Questioning the “necessity of such festivals”, the Supreme Court Tuesday restrained the Tamil... Read more
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The Indian Express
Adarsh scam: CBI gets Maharashtra Governor’s nod to prosecute Ashok ChavanAdarsh housing scam: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will now fa
Adarsh scam: CBI gets Maharashtra Governor’s nod to prosecute Ashok Chavan
The Indian Express / Posted 3 days ago
Adarsh housing scam: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will now face prosecution, after the Governor gave his sanction. Maharashtra Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao gave approval Thursday to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Industrial Waste Pollution Can't Cause Lassa Fever, CholeraIndustrial waste pollution such as that produced by tanneries could not cause d
Industrial Waste Pollution Can't Cause Lassa Fever, Cholera
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Industrial waste pollution such as that produced by tanneries could not cause diseases like Lassa Fever, Cholera and Tuberclosis, an expert of environmental pollution, Engineer Mustapha Muhamad has said. Mustapha, who is also the Director of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gambia Renews Agreement With African Risk CapacityThe Gambia Government and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency
Gambia Renews Agreement With African Risk Capacity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Gambia Government and the African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union focusing on natural risk issues, recently renewed their Memorandum of Understanding during the Fourth Session of the Conference of Parties (CoP4)... Read more
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The Hindu
RSS Affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Protests GM Mustard Commercialization PlanThe Swadeshi Jagran Manch- a social organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Sw
RSS Affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Protests GM Mustard Commercialization Plan
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch- a social organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh-has condemned plans leading to possible commercialisation of genetically-modified mustard. “Swadeshi Jagaran Manch reiterates its long pending demands:-... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Community Abattoir members approve restructuring plan – Manitoulin ExpositorSPRING BAY—While the number of animals the Manitoulin Island Community Abattoir
Community Abattoir members approve restructuring plan – Manitoulin Expositor
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted 3 days ago
SPRING BAY—While the number of animals the Manitoulin Island Community Abattoir (MICA) processed in 2015 was significantly higher than in 2014, the abattoir has been operating at a loss financially in the past two years. Hence, members of MICA were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
No to Environmental Sanitation DayTwo weeks ago, on these pages, in a piece we entitled A passionate Appeal to Bu
No to Environmental Sanitation Day
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Two weeks ago, on these pages, in a piece we entitled A passionate Appeal to Buhari: 'Go back to your first love', we advocated, among others, that President Muhammadu Buhari should re-launch the war against environmental uncleanliness which was one... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Climate Innovation Center to Jumpstart Ghana's Green EconomyAccra — The World Bank Group announced today the upcoming launch of a new Clima
New Climate Innovation Center to Jumpstart Ghana's Green Economy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Accra — The World Bank Group announced today the upcoming launch of a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Accra to support Ghana's green growth strategy. The CIC will be financed through a US$17.2 million grant package recently approved by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Wamalwa, Wakhungu Intervene in Sh26 Billion Arror Dam FeudNairobi — An inter-ministerial meeting called to end the dispute that has stall
Wamalwa, Wakhungu Intervene in Sh26 Billion Arror Dam Feud
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Nairobi — An inter-ministerial meeting called to end the dispute that has stalled the implementation of the Arror Multi-purpose Dam in Elgeyo-Marakwet County has resolved the project should be conducted by the Kerio Valley Development... Read more
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The Hindu
Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee: GM mustard study to be out soonThe Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which examines the scientif
Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee: GM mustard study to be out soon
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which examines the scientific merits of releasing genetically modified seeds into the environment, will consider making public, immediately, the results of tests and studies so far conducted to test... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. government withheld aquifer health information, complaint saysB.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has been asked to investigate the p
B.C. government withheld aquifer health information, complaint says
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has been asked to investigate the provincial government for allegedly withholding vital health information about a tainted drinking-water aquifer in the North Okanagan. In a letter Wednesday to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mining for Economic GrowthThe new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect on 1st January 20
Mining for Economic Growth
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect on 1st January 2016 with 17 goals and 169 targets which Nigeria adopted along with several other nations at the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in September... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Constraints to Communal Farming Part IV - the Legal SituationMOST of the constraints facing communal farmers that prevent them from commerci
Constraints to Communal Farming Part IV - the Legal Situation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
MOST of the constraints facing communal farmers that prevent them from commercialising successfully can only exist because our country's laws are either not applied (e.g. the Soil Conservation Act of 1969) or inadequately applied (e.g. the Communal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Court Orders Service On Oil Firm, Others Over SpillageA Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered that all court processes filed in a sui
Court Orders Service On Oil Firm, Others Over Spillage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
A Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered that all court processes filed in a suit filed against an agency of the Federal Government, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency,(NOSDRA) by a musician, Dr. Tee Mac Iseli Omatshola be served on all... Read more
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Sun Star
Mindanao Business Council to revive investment tripTHE Mindanao Business Council (MINBC) is set to revive the Mindanao Investment
Mindanao Business Council to revive investment trip
Sun Star / Posted 6 days ago
THE Mindanao Business Council (MINBC) is set to revive the Mindanao Investment Trip in October of this year, an official said. The first investment trip was launched in 2013 and was led by the Department of Trade and Industry. The trip is targeted... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
500 Tons of Electronic Waste CollectedLuanda — The waste collection campaign of electrical and electronic equipment c
500 Tons of Electronic Waste Collected
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Luanda — The waste collection campaign of electrical and electronic equipment carried out by Sonangol and partners ended on Sunday, with a surplus of 500,000 tons. This was said to Angop by António Bartolomeu, head of NetService company. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. community urging province to protect aquifer tainted with fertilizerResidents of a small valley in the North Okanagan are asking health officials t
B.C. community urging province to protect aquifer tainted with fertilizer
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Residents of a small valley in the North Okanagan are asking health officials to stop the spreading of millions of gallons of liquid manure on land over a drinking water aquifer that has become contaminated with nitrate. B.C.’s Ministry of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ranger Recuperates After Rhino AttackA 36-year-old female game ranger who narrowly escaped death after being attacke
Ranger Recuperates After Rhino Attack
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
A 36-year-old female game ranger who narrowly escaped death after being attacked by a rhino last Tuesday while conducting anti-poaching activities in Waterberg Plateau National Park is recovering in the Okakarara state hospital. The young woman,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Greater Involvement in Environmental Preservation Actions DefendedLuanda — The deputy commander of the Angolan Navy for Patriotic Education, Vice
Greater Involvement in Environmental Preservation Actions Defended
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Luanda — The deputy commander of the Angolan Navy for Patriotic Education, Vice Admiral Lando Filipe "Viper", said on Thursday in Luanda the defense and preservation of the environment and biodiversity is a task and duty of the whole society. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Exported Elephant Dies in China'One of the 24 sub-adult elephants exported to China last year after being sold
'Exported Elephant Dies in China'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
One of the 24 sub-adult elephants exported to China last year after being sold for US$24 500 each has died amid reports they are being kept in unhabitable conditions, a conservation group has said as government vows to increase wildlife trade with... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
No plans to build hawker centre, wet market in Simei: MEWRSINGAPORE: The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has no plans to buil
No plans to build hawker centre, wet market in Simei: MEWR
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has no plans to build a hawker centre or wet market in Simei, Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Friday (Jan 29). He was responding to a question by Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon... Read more
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Business Standard India
Provide air quality report during odd-even scheme: NGT to govtThe direction came while hearing a plea seeking ban on three-wheelers running o
Provide air quality report during odd-even scheme: NGT to govt
Business Standard India / Posted 9 days ago
The direction came while hearing a plea seeking ban on three-wheelers running on two-stroke engine on the ground that they cause pollutionThe direction came while hearing a plea seeking... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cabinet ShakeThe President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Sheikh Prof
Cabinet Shake
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa on Wednesday relieved three Cabinet members of their appoitnment including the Presidential Affairs Minister. President... Read more
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Business Standard India
Adani asked to pay Rs 25 cr for restoring environmentFirm says no impact on port operationsFirm says no impact on port operations In
Adani asked to pay Rs 25 cr for restoring environment
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
Firm says no impact on port operationsFirm says no impact on port operations In what can be termed a major setback for Gujarat-based Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd (AHPPL), the Supreme Court on... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Garbage-Fighting Vultures of PeruAttention, people of Lima, Peru: The city’s vultures would like everyone to kno
The Garbage-Fighting Vultures of Peru
The Atlantic / Posted 10 days ago
Attention, people of Lima, Peru: The city’s vultures would like everyone to know that in the battle between people and trash, the birds are siding with humans—and have always done so. In a dramatic video released this month, the carrion birds... Read more
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New Kerala
Setback for Adani Port as SC refuses to stay NGT orderNew Delhi, Jan. 28 : In a major setback to Gujarat-based Adani Hazira Port Priv
Setback for Adani Port as SC refuses to stay NGT order
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
New Delhi, Jan. 28 : In a major setback to Gujarat-based Adani Hazira Port Private Ltd. (AHPPL), the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to vacate the cancellation of environmental clearance, which was granted earlier. The apex court also issued notice... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Stakeholders Develop Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for West AfricaEnvironment and climate change stakeholders from the sub-region and beyond are
Stakeholders Develop Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for West Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Environment and climate change stakeholders from the sub-region and beyond are holding the final regional meeting for the development of adaptation strategies and policy recommendations for protected areas resilience to climate change. The four-day... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Three Cabinet Ministers SackedPresident Yahya Jammeh has relieved the following three Cabinet ministers of th
Three Cabinet Ministers Sacked
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
President Yahya Jammeh has relieved the following three Cabinet ministers of their ministerial positions with effect from 26 January 2016. They are Lamin Nyabally, Minister of Fisheries, Dr Edward Saja Sanneh, Minister of Energy, and Mrs Yam Bamba... Read more
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The Hindu
Smart City project: Centre releases full list of 98 citiesMission a safe bet, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assures investors
Smart City project: Centre releases full list of 98 cities
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Mission a safe bet, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assures investors. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday urged local and international investors to put their money on the Smart City Mission, assuring them that it was a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Cost of Lions in ZambeziIT was the middle of the night when farmer Dominic Machili heard the dogs barki
The Cost of Lions in Zambezi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
IT was the middle of the night when farmer Dominic Machili heard the dogs barking near the cattle kraal. He ran out with a friend who had a gun, fearful of another lion attack. Last week lions took three of his cattle. The kraal, a ring of thorny... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Farmers Fume As Tractors, Rippers in Multi-Million-Dollar Project Stand IdleWindhoek — Farmers across the crop-producing regions are fuming after it transp
Farmers Fume As Tractors, Rippers in Multi-Million-Dollar Project Stand Idle
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Windhoek — Farmers across the crop-producing regions are fuming after it transpired that five tractors and five rippers procured via the Scaling Up Community Resilience (SCORE) project for N$51 million are standing idle in Otjiwarongo and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Unbundling of Zinwa Could Do WondersThe move by Government to create a water and waste water regulator is indeed pr
Unbundling of Zinwa Could Do Wonders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The move by Government to create a water and waste water regulator is indeed progressive insofar as it will help clarify grey areas relating to the responsibilities of the Zimbabwe National Water Authority. Currently ZINWA is both the "player and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Gambia president fires three ministers as departments mergeBANJUL: Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh fired three government ministers in a d
Gambia president fires three ministers as departments merge
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
BANJUL: Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh fired three government ministers in a department reshuffle on Wednesday, according to a statement, another unexpected turn for the tiny West African country. Minister of Fisheries Lamin Nyabally, Energy... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gambia Set to Reduce GHG Emission From Key Sectors - Minister JarjuHon. Pa Ousman Jarju, the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Forestry, Wa
Gambia Set to Reduce GHG Emission From Key Sectors - Minister Jarju
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Hon. Pa Ousman Jarju, the Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Forestry, Water and Wildlife has stated that The Gambia has tasked itself to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from key sectors to economy by 44.4% by 2025 and 45.4% by 2030 with... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Province urged to safeguard Hullcar waterPressure continues to mount for the provincial government to protect and remedy
Province urged to safeguard Hullcar water
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 11 days ago
Pressure continues to mount for the provincial government to protect and remedy a water source in Spallumcheen. The Save Hullcar Aquifer Team (SHAT) has requested, and received, a letter of support from township council that calls for the protection... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt to Make Zinwa Commercial EntityGOVERNMENT is working on the creation of a water and waste water regulator whic
Govt to Make Zinwa Commercial Entity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
GOVERNMENT is working on the creation of a water and waste water regulator which will ultimately result in the commercialisation of the current Zimbabwe National Water Authority. Dutch experts have, however, advised that the country needs to fully... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sweepers Return to Kano StreetsBy Ibrahim Musa Giginyu and Ufomba U. Peace The controversy surrounding the is
Sweepers Return to Kano Streets
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
By Ibrahim Musa Giginyu and Ufomba U. Peace The controversy surrounding the issue of casual street workers' dismissal has generated a lot of heat in the state polity and left streets in dirty conditions. For weeks the streets in the state metropolis... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Seychelles Gets First-of-Its-Kind Book On Invasive PlantsBy Julia Malbrook and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria — Years of personal battle wi
Seychelles Gets First-of-Its-Kind Book On Invasive Plants
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
By Julia Malbrook and Betymie Bonnelame Victoria — Years of personal battle with invasive species has led to a first-of-its kind book about invasive plants found on Seychelles' 115 islands. It took Seychellois scientists Dr. Elvina Henriette and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Technicians Attend Training on Environmental AuditingLuanda — Twenty-five experts from the Ministry of Environment are attending as
Technicians Attend Training on Environmental Auditing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Luanda — Twenty-five experts from the Ministry of Environment are attending as from Monday in Luanda a training on environmental auditing, aimed at improving techniques for the management and conservation of the environment. The event, which counts... Read more
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Dominican Republic News
January 26, 2016http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/18/travel/36-hours-in-santo-domingo-
January 26, 2016
Dominican Republic News / Posted 12 days ago
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/18/travel/36-hours-in-santo-domingo-dominican-republic.html?_r=1Regional taskforce for tourism and security Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia was in Madrid for the FITUR tourism trade fair where he... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya, U.S. Deal to Aid Fight Against PoachingThe Kenyan and US government have signed a long-term MoU that will aid the coun
Kenya, U.S. Deal to Aid Fight Against Poaching
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
The Kenyan and US government have signed a long-term MoU that will aid the country's wildlife service to minimise poaching and illegal logging by improving security surveillance at ports of entry and purchase better surveillance equipment. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tourist Complains of 'Worst Holiday' at EtoshaA regular tourist to Etosha national park complained through social media last
Tourist Complains of 'Worst Holiday' at Etosha
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
A regular tourist to Etosha national park complained through social media last week about the deplorable conditions and service at the park, which led her to believe that she had never spent a worse holiday. "This was the worst holiday I have ever... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AfDB Approves €2 Million Facility for Marondera Water PlantThe African Development Bank has approved a €2 million facility for the upgrade
AfDB Approves €2 Million Facility for Marondera Water Plant
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
The African Development Bank has approved a €2 million facility for the upgrade of Marondera's water treatment plant following the completion of the Wenimbi pipeline. Marondera currently relies on water supplies from four dams, two of which are... Read more
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The Northern View
Greenhouse Gas Act gives LNG emission capsIf LNG export terminal plans are realized in B.C., the Province is trying to ma
Greenhouse Gas Act gives LNG emission caps
The Northern View / Posted 13 days ago
If LNG export terminal plans are realized in B.C., the Province is trying to make sure they will be the cleanest in the world. The Province of B.C.’s new Greenhouse Gas and Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) came into effect on Jan. 1,... Read more
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