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Environmentalists storm police post over degradation of swamp

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Environmentalists from Wakiso district have stormed Gobero Police Post in Kakiri Sub County demanding an explanation why people have continued cultivating in the swamp adjacent to the station despite physical demarcations and numerous warnings from the District Natural Resources department. Permanent pillars were raised on …

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Environmentalists call for tougher Law to protect Crested Crane

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists want tougher laws to protect grey crested cranes. Records from Nature Uganda, a non governmental organisation involved in the protection of nature show that the number of grey crested cranes dropped from 100,000 between 1972-1974 to 8000 in 2018. 50 percent of the 8000 …

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Mercury exposure; The ticking time-bomb for Buhweju communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The persistent use of hazardous substances by artisanal and small scale miners in gold sites is perturbing environmentalists and health rights activists in gold-rich Buhweju district. The groups say that artisanal miners are continuously using toxic mercury to extract minute pieces of gold that …

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Tree cutting at Makerere University angers environmentalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Environmentalists have protested against the cutting of trees at Makerere University. The action by the University Estates department on Thursday and Friday has left hundreds of birds ranging from cattle eaglets locally known as Enyange and Marabou stocks (Kalooli) dead while others displaced. Some …

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Magnet fishing: The explosive hobby cleaning up French rivers

Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, France | AFP |  Equipped with powerful magnets, history enthusiasts and environmentalists scour France’s rivers, pulling out bits of scrap metal, bikes, scooters and the odd kitchen appliance. Sometimes, too, they fish other more unexpected objects out of the water, such as unexploded munitions. Magnet fishing has fast become a …

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Sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada alarms environmentalists

Montreal, Canada | AFP |Environmentalists charged Monday that genetically modified salmon are being marketed in Canada without warning labels and called on supermarkets to withdraw them from sale. “The first genetically modified animals have arrived in the market and Canadian consumers are becoming, unwittingly, the first guinea pigs,” said Thibault …

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