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19 Jul 2019 HELSINKI
Moomin Characters Ltd, the limited liability company that controls the image and licensing rights of the Moomin characters, plans to raise one million euros next year to protect the Baltic Sea. Company CEO Roleff Kråkström first proposed the idea of using Moomins as patrons, when he witnessed the effect of blue-green algae on the water.
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...
15 Mar 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
The Nordic Development Bank (NIB) and Käppalaförbundet, a federation of 11 Swedish municipalities, have signed a $58 Million USD 30-year loan agreement, with proceeds to be used for upgrade of wastewater treatment services in eastern Stockholm.Käppalaförbundet is a federation of eleven municipalities that provides water services for a rapidly growing population exceeding 500,000...
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...
7 May 2018 LONDON, UK
A comprehensive survery has collaborated with 30 researchers across Europe to investigate the availability and content of local climate plans for 885 European cities, across all 28 EU member states. The inventory provides a big-picture overview of where EU cities stand, in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change...
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...
10 Nov 2014 WASHINGTON, DC
Costa Rica has displaced Panama as the best-prepared country in Central America for climate change, according to data released last Wednesday by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). ND-GAIN is the world’s leading annual index that ranks 178 nations based on their vulnerability to climate change and their readiness to adapt to the droughts, superstorms and natural disasters that climate change can cause...
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...
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...