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5 Jun 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products.PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received increasing scrutiny in recent years with a number of individual US states bringing legal action against large chemical manufacturers such as 3M and DuPont and increasing interest in federal legislation more recently...
30 Jan 2019 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) traded its first Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond January 24. The 5-year $220 Million USD bond will support investments in water resource management and protection.Issued in response to new types of pollution and increased pressure on water environments, the bond is targeted at sustainable development and project include wastewater treatment, prevention of water pollution and water-related climate change adaptation...
4 Apr 2018 HELSINKI
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $49.3 million (£35m) loan with Finnish chemicals company Kemira Oyj. The financing will support research and development into optimising water treatment and developing new products and technologies for the pulp and paper industry, the municipal and industrial waste-water treatment sectors and mining businesses.
15 Aug 2016 LIMA, Peru
Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released...
6 Jul 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Water stewardship should be the basis for smart investment, and can drive sustainable development and ensure water security and economic growth, the Finnish Representation to the European Union said during the 2015 European Water Partnership Summit in Brussels last week.The summit, organized by the EWP and the Finnish Permanent Representation to the European Union and hosted by Team Finland, was held under the theme "Building Resilient Systems: Water Stewardship as the Basis for Smart Investment...
4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
16 Sep 2014 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
A new study on Guatemala’s Pinula River, which feeds a number of other rivers in the country, has found high levels of restricted pesticides, heavy metals and sodium.The study, "Evaluation of the causes of deteriorating water quality and hydrobiological resources in the microbasin of the Pinula River, and proposal for management," was carried out by experts from the Institute for Hydrobiological Research at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala between 2011 and 2012...
21 Aug 2014 RYE BROOK, NY, United States
Global water technology provider Xylem Inc. has won a $19.6 million USD contract to provide fish pass pumps for Laos' controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River, the company announced on August 20th.Several independent fish passing facilities are included in the dam's design, and Xylem is providing Flygt AC series customized column pumps, which have been designed to match the specifications at the dam...
7 Jul 2014 BRUSSELS
Representatives from environmental organizations, policy and businesses gathered at Finland’s Permanent Representation to the European Union on 3 July 2014 to attend the event Water Stewardship: Local Actions Driving Global Impacts. Water stewardship is increasingly championed by companies seeking an in depth understanding of water use throughout their value chain...
18 Jun 2014 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia
Nearly all of the water bodies in the Russian city of St. Petersburg are polluted and pose health risks ranging from intestinal infections to hepatitis, the Russian Consumer Rights Protection Agency (RCRPA) has warned.It said that after 25 checks, none of the city’s 72 public beaches met all hygiene standards...
17 Jun 2014 BUENOS AIRES
Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the pulp mill dispute with Uruguay is 'political' and wondered how great is Finland's' Botnia-UPM influence in the country, but at the same time underlined that all chances of dialogue have been 'exhausted'. “The problem is political: how great is the influence of Botnia-UPM in Uruguay” said Timerman in reference to the latest dispute following the Uruguayan government decision authorizing the pulp mill to increase its annual production and which triggered the current situation...
28 Apr 2014 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia
Russia’s Leningrad Region, the large administrative area surrounding the city of St. Petersburg, has announced a new $21 million USD project to improve its freshwater treatment plants.The move comes after residents expressed concern that international pressure from the Year of the Gulf of Finland had led regional authorities to prioritize wastewater treatment, while ignoring the need to improve standards of freshwater provision...