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12 August 2015

India: The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet

Author: Adam Matthews, Newsweek

At first glance, Tirupur, aka “Knit City,” appears to be an exemplar of how globalization can improve the developing world...The garment industry here in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu earns billions of dollars annually, employs about a half...

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10 May 2015

China: Govt. announces plans to tackle water pollution, banning water polluting factories

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27 March 2014
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Author: Edgar Dasor, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

A Huangmengying, un village du bassin du fleuve Huai situé entre Pékin et Shanghai, les rivières sont polluées et les cancers se multiplient. C'est l'un des 217 « villages de cancéreux » reconnus par Pékin l'an dernier. Des mesures d'assainissement...

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20 February 2012

Beirut River Turns Blood Red, In Lebanon

Author: Sara C Nelson, Huffington Post UK

Dye illegally dumped by a factory is apparently responsible for turning the Beirut River an eerie shade of blood red...Industry Minister Vrej Sabounjian said strict measures will be taken against the party responsible for releasing the substance into...

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24 August 2011

Hong Kong: Bringing banners into boardrooms

Author: Greenpeace East Asia

...Hong Kong activists gatecrashed the board meeting of Chinese sportswear giant Li Ning pretty fired up…yellow banner read…"Li Ning, Go Toxic Free…The company must agree to the phase out of all toxic chemicial in production, as Nike and Puma have...

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28 February 2011

The Warriors of Qiugang: A Chinese Village Fights Back [video]

Author: Yale Environment 360 [USA]

Like many villages in China’s industrial heartland, Qiugang...has long suffered from runaway pollution from nearby factories. In Qiugang’s case, three major enterprises with little or no pollution controls churned out chemicals, pesticides, and dyes,...

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9 August 2010

China orders polluting and unsafe factories to shut down

Author: Tania Brannigan, Guardian [UK]

China has ordered more than 2,000 highly polluting, unsafe or energy inefficient plants to shut down within two months…Environmental campaigners welcomed the measure, saying the announcement went well beyond previous orders in naming specific...

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25 October 2009

Three million Pakistani children engaged in labour: UNICEF

Author: Zee News

...Pakistan has banned child labour in hazardous professions like tanneries, scavenging, making of surgical instruments and glass bangles, coal mining and fishing...[N]othing is being done to implement the law...Children work in all operations related...

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9 January 2009
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Author: Willy Kabwe, Le Potentiel [Rép. Dém. du Congo]

La chute du cours des métaux, le retard mis dans le processus de revisitation des contrats miniers ainsi que la crise financière internationale ont été durement ressentis dans la province du Katanga...il est fait état de la mise au chômage de...

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27 March 2008
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Author: AFP

Les coiffeurs pourraient encourir un risque accru de cancer en raison des colorants et d'autres produits chimiques qu'ils utilisent, selon le Centre international de recherche sur le cancer (IARC/CIRC), l'agence chargée du cancer de l'Organisation...

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