Chemicals

sdecosta1 June 27, 2021

A study jointly conducted by IPEN and the Biodiversity Research Institute found elevated levels of mercury in women from small island states and countries ranging across the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean.  The study sampled 757 women between the ages of 18 and 44, from 21 different territories and countries including Fiji, […]

admin November 2, 2020

The ban on the use of styrofoam and its related products is earmarked to begin on January 1 next year. In an interview where he was asked whether enough awareness had been created on the ban, Ministry of Environment permanent secretary Joshua Wycliffe said they had conducted enough consultation on the issue. “The next two […]

admin August 21, 2019

The proposed gas station currently being constructed opposite the Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School in Lotopa has the potential to impact the health of over 400 students. According to some parents of students at the school – they were not consulted about the gas station. “I cannot believe that this has gone ahead without my […]

admin August 1, 2019

Sam Chambers [SPLASH247]: Nine leaders of climate crisis-threatened islands in the Pacific have signed the Nadi Bay Declaration, urging for immediate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts, with shipping central to their demands. Citing a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the declaration states: “The science warns of the real possibility that coral atoll […]