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My friend is… a dolphin

Inspired by the Oscar-winning feature documentary “The Cove”, stars from film, TV and music band together to help save Japan's dolphins. The Cove (2009) exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. ...

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International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week (20 – 26 October 2013)

The International Week of Action on Prevention of Lead Poisoning (October 20-26th 2013) is aimed at addressing the lack of awareness of this issue. During the campaign week, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint aims, among others actions, to: Raise awareness about lead poisoning: Highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; and Urge further action to eliminate lead p ...

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LEF participated in the Diplomatic Conference on the Minamata convention on mercury

The Lebanese Environment Forum has attended the meetings convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kumamoto, Japan: Mercury Treaty Preparatory Meeting in 7 and 8 October, 2013 and the Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries): 9 - 11 October, 2013 The Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries adopted the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Kumamoto, Japan, with one head of ...

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Minamata Convention on mercury damage prevention adopted in Japan

An international conference organized by the U.N. Environment Program adopted a historic treaty named "Minamata Convention on Mercury" in Japan on Thursday 10 october, aiming at regulate the use and trade of mercury.   The treaty maps out measures to curb health and environmental damage caused by mercury, which will take effect 90 days after ratification by 50 nations. Its name came after a Japanese ci ...

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