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Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
23/ 08/ 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian
12/ 08/ 2010
Five countries are hosting events to mark "Caspian Day". Beach-cleaning events, workshops and concerts will highlight the pollution problems faced by the sea and their effect on the Caspian region.
UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage
23/ 07/ 2010
As the boat made from bottles edges towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner joined journalists for a live video link-up with Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications
20/ 07/ 2010
Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 2010
UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation UNEP Report on Latin America and the Caribbean Addresses Environmental Degradation
15/ 07/ 2010
Increasing water shortages, rapid urbanization, a rise in irrigated agriculture, the degradation of marine and coastal areas and loss of forests are just some of the environmental challenges that are highlighted in the soon to be released report
New Laboratory to Improve Monitoring of Hazardous Waste in Key West African Port New Laboratory to Improve Monitoring of Hazardous Waste in Key West African Port
24/ 06/ 2010
In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to improve the port's waste monitoring standards.
Maldives is Walking the Talk: Phasing Out Ozone-depleting Substances Maldives is Walking the Talk: Phasing Out Ozone-depleting Substances
17/ 06/ 2010
The Maldives has strongly renewed its commitment to carbon neutrality with a declaration by its President Mohamed Nasheed to phase-out HCFCs (hydro-chlorofluorcarbons).
Phase out of Hazardous Chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019 Phase out of Hazardous Chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019
17/ 06/ 2010
Mediterranean countries adopted new concrete measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region.
Old Ships and Obsolete Computers Part of Major Transition for Global Waste Management Old Ships and Obsolete Computers Part of Major Transition for Global Waste Management
14/ 05/ 2010
Greater emphasis on highlighting the links between waste management, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and human health and livelihoods underpins a new 10-year vision for the Basel Convention recommended by governments today.

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