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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...
12 Oct 2018 LUXEMBOURG
At their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on October 9, the Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved backing for EUR 6.67 billion of sustainable transport, urban development, water, clean energy and private sector investment across Europe and Africa. The EIB is the world’s largest financier of water investment and will now back new projects to upgrade wastewater treatment in Egypt’s second city Alexandria and Turku in Finland, as well as upgrading water infrastructure in Italy...
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...
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...