Day: 26 November 1999
Changes in solar radiation dismissed as primary driver of climate change
US climate change researchers have dismissed claims that solar radiation could be the main factor in increases in global temperatures over the last 100 years. Added greenhouse gases provide, by far, the most plausible hypothesis for explaining the warming, the researchers say.
Ted Turner’s charity gives $3 million for development of global environmental reporting
The United Nations Foundation (UNF), a charity set up by CNN owner Ted Turner, has given $3 million to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to continue its work into standardised corporate environmental reporting.
Final UK water prices designed to appease environmental lobby
Cuts in domestic water prices of 12% for 2000-2005 have been announced by the Director of Water Services. Draft cuts averaged at 14%, but the final compromise of 12% has followed pressure from the UK environment minister and the deputy prime minister.
Central & Eastern Europe: Wallström says that benefits of environmental improvements will outweigh costs
The challenge of upgrading environmental standards in candidate countries is being hindered by a lack of precise strategies and programmes, but the EC environment ministry is determined to see progress.
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