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Solomon Islands: Minister should meet directly with local communities over mining concerns December 10, 2019   |  Source : Amnesty International  | Copyright : 2019 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

The Solomon Islands Minister of the Environment should conduct face-to-face consultations with local communities on Wagina Island to hear their concerns before deciding the fate of a proposed open-cast bauxite mine there, Amnesty International said today....

Shining a light on corporate human rights abuses in the Pacific December 10, 2019   |  Source : Ethical Corporation by Reuters Events  | Copyright : Ethical Corporation 2019

In recent months, damaging spills caused by foreign miners operating in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have wreaked havoc with the safety and livelihoods of coastal communities. At the same time, with the independence referendum under way in ...

China to build 300 mobile offshore fisheries by Zheng Qian December 09, 2019   |  Source : english.eastday.com  | Copyright : English.Eastday.Com

China is expected to build 300 mobile offshore fisheries with each having an annual output of 20,000 tons of high-quality seafood, announced the 20th Marintec China, one of the world's largest and most influential maritime exhibitions, held in Shanghai fr...

How farming nutrients poisoned Spain’s jewel-in-the-crown lagoon by Herald Live December 09, 2019   |  Source : https://www.heraldlive.co.za/agrilive/2019-12-03-how-farming-nutrients-poisoned-spains-jewel-in-the-crown-lagoon/  | Copyright : 2019 Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.

“I am in love with this sea. I live for it and I live off it. If they took it away from me, I would die,” says Pedro Martinez-Banos, gazing out across the sparkling waters of Spain’s Mar Menor. A fisherman all his life, the 50-year-old father of ...

Third party vessel insurance for small-scale fishers in the Caribbean December 09, 2019   |  Source : thevoiceslu  | Copyright : 2019 The Voice Publishing Co. (1953) LTD, All rights reserved.

Third party insurance for fishing vessels may soon become a reality for small-scale fishers as a result of the recent stakeholder meeting organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The meeting was attended by multiple ...

Norwegian seafood exports to exceed NOK 100bn this week December 09, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News. All rights reserved.

Norway's seafood exports are set to surpass NOK 100 billion ($10.9bn) this week (week 49 of 2019), the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) said. So far this year the country has exported 2.4 million metric tons of seafood worth NOK 97.7bn; down 4% in volum...

Major brands found failing to help Thai seafood sector tackle slavery by Nanchanok Wongsamuth December 09, 2019   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2019 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

Efforts to protect Thai seafood workers from labor exploitation and modern slavery risk stalling as most international brands and retailers refuse to pay their suppliers more to comply with new anti-slavery policies, researchers said on Wednesday. Thai...

COP25 Diary: No concessions for Latin America in a Latin American summit by Kabir Agarwal December 05, 2019   |  Source : The Wire  | Copyright : The Wire

Another bleak day at COP25 began with another bleak report. Germanwatch, a thinktank from Bonn, said on Wednesday that between 1999 and 2018, about 5 lakh people died around the world due to 12,000+ extreme weather events. India had the third-most deaths ...

Meet the big polluters sponsoring COP25 by Erika González, Sriram Madhusoodanan, Pascoe Sabido December 05, 2019   |  Source : Common Dreams

This week, the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will descend upon Madrid following an ad-hoc relocation from Santiago, Chile, after huge protests erupted against the government. These international negotiations are expensive events to organize an...

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move by Sandra Cuffe December 05, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network

A United Nations climate conference was moved to Spain amid continuing unrest in Chile, but that did not stop local environmentalists from moving forward with their alternative 10-day event. More than 100 environmental organisations launched their para...

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