Day: 29 January 1999
El Niño blamed for London, Ontario fish deaths
El Niño may be responsible for the death of thousands of fish in the London, Ontario region. The fish were killed during a cold spell last December and early in January. It appears that El Niño-related warm weather created ideal spawning conditions for the fish, which could not then survive the winter.
GMOs pose specific challenges for the South
Regulatory decisions about GMOs require access to high quality technical information about environmental interactions. This information is costly to acquire, and most developing countries do not have adequate resources for this purpose, says a new briefing by the UK Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
France faces infringement proceedings over waste management plans
The European Commission is starting infringement proceedings against France for failure to adopt and notify waste management plans complying with three European Union (EU) Directives on waste - the Framework Waste Directive, the Hazardous Waste Directive and the Packaging Waste Directive.
Europe makes ‘significant progress’ in urban wastewater treatment
Most of Europe has made significant progress on urban wastewater treatment, according to the first report on the implementation of the Urban Waster Water Directive. Only Brussels and Milan have been unable to respect the Directive's main deadline of 31/12/1998 - they still have no wastewater treatment at all.
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