Developing World




  • Oil Companies' Climate Group Makes First Investments

    OGCI Climate Investments is a billion-dollar investment fund established last year by OGCI to invest in promising technologies and business models that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the fund is building a network of partners and co-investors in key sectors.

  • Veolia Wins Contract to Operate New-Generation French Wastewater Plant

    The plant segregates wastewater and stormwater treatment for 37 MEL municipalities and satisfies high environmental standards, particularly for nitrogen and phosphate treatment, in order to maintain the quality of the nearby river water.

  • UN, Partners Announce Anti-Cholera Road Map

    There are an estimated 95,000 cholera-related deaths and another 2.9 million more people affected annually.

  • EPA Offers Tips for Homeowners with Flooded Wells

    Cathy Magliocchetti of EPA's Region III offered tips on the agency's blog recently for people whose private wells and septic systems may have been flooded as a result of Hurricane Irma's impact on the East Coast.

  • NY Governor Appoints Eight to Drinking Water Quality Council

    Scheduled to meet for the first time Oct. 2, the council will address a range of emerging water quality issues. Its first task will be to make recommendations to establish enforceable Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for three priority emerging contaminants: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane.

  • New UNEP Reports Aid in Coral Reef Protection

    "A Guide to Assessing Coral Reef Resilience for Decision Support" will help environmental planners and managers assess, map, and monitor coral reef resilience and use the results to prioritize management actions that support resilience in the face of climate change.

  • End-of-Summer Arctic Sea Ice Extent Eighth-Lowest on Record

    And Antarctica is heading to its maximum yearly sea ice extent, which typically occurs in September or early October. NASA reported this year's maximum extent is likely to be among the five lowest in the satellite record — a continuation of the low extents in 2015 and 2016.

  • Affected Florida Counties Urged to Accelerate Debris Cleanup

    Plans submitted to the department will be posted publicly on its website. All of the plans must include an estimated date of completion, and any county that plans to request reimbursement for debris removal following Irma must submit a plan.

  • Agreement Reached to Reduce Baltimore Sewage Overflows

    The new proposed agreement calls for mandatory stream quality monitoring for pollutants, including pathogens, with results posted quarterly, and greater transparency, with draft plans posted to the city's website and made available 45 days before they are due to interested parties.

  • Environmental Impact of Harvey Still Unknown, Expected to be "Dire"

    At best, experts said that the long-term environmental health consequences of the storm will be “dire.”