Water Pollution

In pictures: A river runs through it. Go with the flow on World Rivers Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 25 September 2015 at 2:16pm - Comments
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Trees and ferns line the Bairaman river and surrounding forest in West Pomio district.

This Sunday people from more than 60 countries celebrate World Rivers Day by taking part in various activities like festivals, river clean ups and habitat restoration to increase public awareness about the many values of rivers and the threats they face.

In pictures: Every drop matters, it's World Water Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 March 2015 at 5:12pm - Comments
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Waterfall in Papua New Guinea

When you put the kettle on for your morning coffee, spare a minute to think about World Water Day. Water is essential to life, yet nearly 750 million people are without access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation.<--break->

Toxic chemicals are the little monsters in children's clothing

Posted by Nadia Haiama — 14 January 2014 at 11:07am - Comments
Burberry bag
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Clothes from brands like Burberry have been found to contain hazardous chemicals

Today we told the world a story, a story about the little monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter, this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for our kids.

Our latest investigation has revealed the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing made by 12 very well known brands; from the iconic kid's label Disney, to sportswear brands like Adidas, and even top-end luxury labels like Burberry.

Detox hat-trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in ditching toxic chemicals

Posted by Eoin D — 31 August 2011 at 10:34am - Comments
Adidas is given the yellow card in Hong Kong for the use of toxic chemicals in t
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Adidas has agreed to play clean and has committed to removing toxic chemicals from its products

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced!

This is great news for our environment, rivers, and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture.

From China's Toxics team: Fishing Near An Emissions Pipe

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 19 July 2011 at 8:56am - Comments
Greenpeace protestors bring attention to pipes pumping toxics into China's river
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Greenpeace activists protest at pipes pumping toxics into rivers

Sean of our East Asia Action and Investigations Unit in China, blogs on how toxic pollution from China's textile industry is destroying local lives - from his first hand experience.

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