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  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:05 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environmental and health dangers it poses.
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:35 by Local Press Report HARARE Fin 24 Zimbabwe's government has announced that mining on areas held by National Parks is banned with immediate effect. This follows a public outcry and the threat of a court battle after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government granted
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:04 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Green Prophet In a desert region full of oil, and unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks. Greenpeace, which runs an active unit in the Arab world and Middle East, called Greenpeace
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report DUBAI Gulf News Ask the UAE’s Minister of Energy what really worries him, and his answer isn’t oil prices, or the glut in the oil market, or even whether demand for oil will ever pick up. His answer is: water. Suhail Al Mazroui, the UAE’s Minister of Energy
  • 3 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT) chairperson Dumiso Dabengwa has accused former mines minister, Obert Mpofu, of sabotaging the project. He said Mpofu refused to grant the trust a special mining concession to fundraise for the
  • 27 Jul 2017- 11:22 by Local Press Report HWANGE News24 A massive decontamination exercise is under way near Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park after a tanker transporting sulphuric acid overturned spilling 30 000 litres of the dangerous chemical on the main road, state radio reports. The
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 4 Feb 2016- 09:53 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has slapped Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited with a $500 000 lawsuit over unpaid water bills accrued at the company's mine in Shamva. Corporate Risk Policy Reputational Risk Utilities
  • 8 May 2015- 09:01 by Local Press Report SHARJAH Pollution Solutions Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a leading provider of advanced water systems, solutions and technologies for the Oil & Gas industry, the energy sector and other process industries, has established Aquarion Middle East, a wholly
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO The Herald Bulawayo City Council has written to Government seeking borrowing powers to raise $13.3 million from financial institutions to purify rivers that are spilling raw sewage and hazardous effluent into the Umguza catchment area. The council
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Oman Daily Observer Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East said Wednesday they would start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report DUBAI Bloomberg Desalination plants that make seawater potable supply 98.8 percent of Dubai’s water, with the remaining 1.2 percent coming from groundwater sources, the Arabian Water and Power Forum was told today. Dubai is the commercial, banking and
  • 27 Aug 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report HARARA The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority has embarked on an exercise to de-silt water courses across the country and has acquired advanced equipment from United Kingdom for that purpose. In an Interview at ongoing Harare Agriculture Show,

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