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GPS Coordinates:Elev: -14m, N04°58.967’, E006°19.398’
Early 2011,ERA/FoEN observed the construction of a horizontal gas flare furnace close to Shell’s Opolo Well 4. A Resounding alarm was made with regards to the observations but Shell was quick to tell the world that nothing of that sort was taking place.
It actually came to pass that Shell flared gas at that very furnace [on completion] soon after ERA/FoEN’s observation and report. After repeated reports, Shell put off the flare and since then ERA/FoEN monitors and community folks have kept close watch on the site. Recently some sand filling activities were observed around the gas flare furnace, linking directly with the Tombia/Amassoma Road. Community folks suspected the company might soon ignite the gas flare furnace again. Following a noticed glow in the skyline in Opolo and environs on the night of 29th July, 2011, steps were immediately taken to verify the situation and it was discovered that Shell had activated the furnace that same day. The flare was put off again after three days.
This particular area is now a gas field. ERA/FoEN has again been attracted to the site following the ignition of another gas flare furnace on Monday, 29th April, 2013.
The Killer Disease Called Food Waste
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) today joins millions around the world in marking this year’s World Environment Day. The theme for this year’s celebration jointly chosen by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is Think, Eat, Save, Reduce your Food print. The theme is very apt in the face of the multiple planetary crises that are upon us. The planet is buffeted by climate change, food crisis, economic crisis and an apparently unyielding energy crisis.
The theme for this year calls on all of us to reflect deeply about the state of the world environment especially in relation to run away climate change and food crisis facing humanity in general. According to available statistics, over 1.2 billion go to bed hungry and many others die of starvation and malnutrition. As we think of over consumption of the affluent societies across the globe let us reflect on the social disparity over food access and consumption patterns.
Environmental Justice Struggles Engages Gear
Monday, 8th April 2013
Twenty years of fighting environmental crimes
Tuesday, 19th March 2013
Open call to join the Climate Space at the World Social Forum in Tunisia
Saturday, 16th March 2013
WHY SHELL MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS NIGER DELTA ECOCIDE
Tuesday, 29th January 2013
KEY HEARING IN COURT CASE ON OIL GIANT SHELL'S NIGERIAN OIL POLLUTION
Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
The theme of the World Environment Day 2013 is “Think. Eat. Save”. Each word is loaded and stands alone, separated by unambiguous periods. That should get us thinking indeed. Many people in the world do not really think before eating. They are more preoccupied by the nagging question of where the next meal would come from. There are also a number of persons whose questions pertain to what to eat out of the myriad of choices on their sumptuous dining tables. And, of course, there are people to whom saving food is not a problem while to yet others there is simply no choice in doing that. There are others who wish to save but cannot do so either due to a lack of means to do so, or for the reason of current insufficiencies.
There is a lot of food for thought in just considering the theme.