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  • As Egypt hosts world leaders at climate summit COP27, an oil terminal is dumping toxic wastewater on its Red Sea coast, a BBC News Arabic investigation has found.

    A rare form of coral, that offers hope for preserving ocean life as the planet warms, could be a casualty.

    Leaked documents obtained by the BBC and non-profit journalism group SourceMaterial reveal that "produced water" from Egypt's Ras Shukeir oil terminal is being dumped into the Red Sea every day.

    The papers, which were issued by the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (Gupco) in 2019 to try to hire a company to treat the water, say the pollution levels "do not comply" with Egyptian environmental laws.

    Gupco and Egypt's environment ministry did not respond to the BBC's request for comment.

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    Oil pollution threatens Egypt’s ‘super coral’, investigation finds - BBC News

    As Egypt hosts world leaders at climate summit COP27, an oil terminal is dumping toxic wastewater on its Red Sea coast, a BBC News Arabic investigation has found.

    A rare form of coral, that offers hope for preserving ocean life as the planet warms, could be a casualty.

    Leaked documents obtained by the BBC and non-profit journalism group SourceMaterial reveal that "produced water" from Egypt's Ras Shukeir oil terminal is being dumped into the Red Sea every day.

    The papers, which were issued by the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (Gupco) in 2019 to try to hire a company to treat the water, say the pollution levels "do not comply" with Egyptian environmental laws.

    Gupco and Egypt's environment ministry did not respond to the BBC's request for comment.

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    Coral bleaching has also been confirmed in the sea of ​​Okinawa, and it is listed as a problem. The exact cause of the bleaching is still unknown, but if global warming continues at its current pace, it goes without saying that coral habitats will change, and that it will have a major impact on the living environment of humankind.

    Lame Stream Media says:

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    boo fuu says:

    @Roger Mellie i do know this , they using the so called covid , climate crisis to further their goals on a global scale, obviously by now

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    @Roger Mellie the west atm does not extract resource , and it also does not manufacture , it buys , that is it primarily , what do you think is happening to wealth? its the biggest transfer of wealth in history , all ushered in with covid and now climate

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    Sazzbot says:

    This was some good research. Egypt people should be alerted.

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    We are replacing all life forms on this planet like birds,tigers and whales with humans and cattle,

    dekel polak says:

    We need to understand that being at the top of the pyramid of creation means that everything we do trickles down the structure, from top to bottom. When it reaches the bottom, the inanimate level of reality, from which everything grows, it changes it. If we ooze ill-will, it creates negative changes throughout the system, which manifest in increasingly extreme climatic and geological events.
    In other words, when human relationships go out of balance, everything goes out of balance. When our relations become extreme, everything becomes extreme; when we become violent, everything becomes violent. Each summer, the ramifications of the linkage between our relations and our world become more extreme, until we acknowledge that everything that exists, exists in a connected, hierarchical system and that whoever is at the top determines the state of the rest of the system.
    It is not as if previously, we were better people than we are today. It is simply that there were fewer people, and therefore fewer elements that exude ill will.
    Also, relationships between people in the past were less toxic than they are today. While there are fewer wars today than ever, the levels of suspicion and alienation between people are skyrocketing, to the point where people can no longer trust their own family members. As a result, wars between countries are rarer than ever, but divorce rates, domestic violence, and violence in the community, are at an all-time high.
    Even the internet, which we invented purportedly in order to connect people, is being used to abuse, deceive, and exploit people. The world-wide-web proves that everything we create, we use against others. When there is such a negative element in a system, and that element is at the top of the system, how can the entire system not go awry?
    Therefore, if we want the weather to cool, the sea-level to drop, and the storms to subside, we must cool the fire and calm the storms between us. Mutual concern, mutual responsibility, or at least the knowledge that we are dependent on each other, are necessary in order to restore balance in our world at all levels, from the ground we walk on to the hatred in our hearts.

    Tony Sherwood says:

    I think you’ve covered it!

    Ryan Carter says:

    If everyone gives the government and, in turn, huge companies more money the planet will be happy and fix itself. 👍🏻

    Knocked Out Loaded says:

    2 minutes in and just waiting for the BBC to say this is all Britain’s fault…..yep, there it is

    UK Column News says:

    ‘Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.’
    -Theodore Roosevelt 📚

    Captain Pugwash says:

    Not if the problem was created by someone else

    Samuel D'souza says:

    That is the issue with most environmentalists

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    🤔’How much does a greenhouse 🥕carrot know of the weather?’ ⛈

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    Dellis Hart says:

    Brilliant reporting👍🏼We need to expose the Oil and Gas companies that don’t keep up their environmental responsibilities.

    Tony Sherwood says:

    They have but they own it!

    Edward L𝖆w𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝑜𝑓🇬🇧 says:

    “It is not our pain and suffering that will move the West in any meaningful way. It is a recognition of their own”
    — *PATRICK GATHARA*

    Edward L𝖆w𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝑜𝑓🇬🇧 says:

    “This must change. Climate finance must be a central conversation at COP27. It’s time that this support reaches those who actually need it the most now — so we can build a better tomorrow for all of us.”

    —MOHAMED ADOW
    (November 5th 2022)

    Edward L𝖆w𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝑜𝑓🇬🇧 says:

    “COP27 should be the venue where the rest of the world understands that the Congo basin rainforest stands a chance only if lasting peace is established in the region”

    —Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA
    (November 12th 2022)

    Edward L𝖆w𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝑜𝑓🇬🇧 says:

    “In precarious times of climate stress like this, girls are 20% more likely to be married early than in times of stability, putting women’s rights to education and liberty at risk. But it doesn’t have to be this way.”

    —SOPHIE RIGG
    (November 14th 2022)

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    “The MENA region is one of the smallest recipients of climate finance in the world. Within the region, conflict-affected nations like Yemen, Iraq and Syria receive some of the lowest amounts from the regional pot.”

    —SAMAH HADID
    (November 12th 2022)

    Edward L𝖆w𝖗𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝑜𝑓🇬🇧 says:

    “Corporations must take responsibility for plastic pollution and fix the problem they have created. Coca-Cola won’t make its refillable pledge a reality unless the company and its partners step up.”

    —MATT LITTLEJOHN
    (October 31th 2022)

    Dima Matat says:

    Egypt should phase out oil and go renewable. Unlike western democracies, el-Sisi is unobstructed by lobbyists or opposition parties.

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    Bhargav Raj says:

    Did US asked Saudi to increase crude production ??? Doesn’t that have a conflict with this pollution??

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