A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment, reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.

Ghana has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic liquid metal.

Kadoma — Studies have revealed high traces of mercury metal in women's breast milk and fish in the gold mining areas of Kadoma and Chakari, exposing to risk the lives of children and people in surr

South Kordofan / East Darfur — Residents in Kordofan and Darfur states have filed new complaints against the use of mercury, cyanide and other harmful substances in areas of gold and oil exploratio

Researchers found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material flowing into the seas.a

The input of mercury (Hg) to ecosystems is estimated to have increased two- to fivefold during the industrial era, and Hg accumulates in aquatic biota as neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg). Escalating anthropogenic land use and climate change are expected to alter the input rates of terrestrial natural organic matter (NOM) and nutrients to aquatic ecosystems. For example, climate change has been projected to induce 10 to 50% runoff increases for large coastal regions globally. A major knowledge gap is the potential effects on MeHg exposure to biota following these ecosystem changes.

CFL producers like Philips Lighting, Havells, Surya and the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers' Association challenged the rules which was notified on March 23.

Considering ill effects on environment due to use of harmful materials on making idols during festivals like Ganesh and Durga Puja, the Forests and Environment Department, has issued a Government a

The facilities were charged with violating the Minamata Convention on mercury as it couldn’t safely dispose of CFLs containing mercury

CHENNAI: The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday has directed the State government to restore the right to access to clean drinking water with immediate effect for the

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