Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Oil firms in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region have been urged to clean up polluted onshore sites before moving their activities offshore. Nnimmo Bassey, an environmentalist made the call in Yenegoa, at an oilfield dialogue with the theme, “Building Community Resilience Read more…


The Mauritius government says it will set up a court of investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the July 25 oil spill off the Island’s coast. The Mauritius Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, said Read more…


The United Nations has promised to assist the Mauritius fishing industry recover from the ecological disaster following an oil spill on the Island’s coastline. To this end, a recovery fund will be set up to ensure fishing communities can regain Read more…


The troubled Japanese bulk carrier – MV Wakashio – that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month has broken apart. Mauritian authorities say the ship’s condition worsened early on Saturday and it split by Saturday afternoon. The vessel Read more…


The Indian Island nation of Mauritius is now on panic mode as an oil spill threatens its entire coastline and ecosystem. A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef two weeks ago has pushed the Indian Ocean to prepare Read more…


The Venezuelan environment ministry has started cleaning up of the Western Falcon state after an oil slick washed up over the state’s coast. Western Falcon state is a popular tourism destination because of its exortic beaches and resorts. It was Read more…


A fresh bid to select contractors to provide portable water in oil spill impacted Ogoni communities in Nigeria’s Rivers state has been opened. Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) said at the  opening of the Read more…


The Niger Delta coastal environment has for decades suffered from degradation and pollution – no thanks to oil activities in the region. The resultant ecological destruction led to years of militancy, oil infrastructural vandalism and kidnapping of oil workers. While Read more…