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Salaam: New EMA policy on water pollution is welcomed news, now for education and enforcement

It was welcoming news when I heard of the Environmental Management Authority’s serious stance on water pollution and its amended policy that would effectively deal with companies and organisations that flagrantly and without care pollute our waterways, rivers and seas. Why did this take so long in coming? It is …

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Dear Editor: Can we afford to continue ignoring global warming?

“Arguments in favour of aggressively mitigating global warming, while supported by the hard data of climate science, is usually co-opted in favour of maintaining economic vitality due to global dependence on hydrocarbon energy sources. “[…] Just this year, countries in Europe and the US saw massive heat waves and wildfires …

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Water, water everywhere but is it safe to drink?

“For years we have heard from environmental experts about the impact of leachate from our landfills and the negative impacts that can have on groundwater. We have only recently heard that our potable (drinking) water may have traces of lead. “Just that idea is frightening since lead is a pervasive environmental …

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