Day: 19 February 1999
Climate change could harm agriculture in southern US
Climate change could adversely affect some US agricultural regions, particularly in the south, according to a report released on February 10 1999 by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which examines the effects of climate change on agriculture.
World Water, WWT join World Water Press
World Water and its British sister magazine, Water & Waste Treatment (WWT) are among the founder members of the fledgling World Water Press - a joint initiative between seven industry editors to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on global water issues and water technology.
Australia struggles against salination
The war on salt will be long, it will be hard - but there must be no withdrawal, according to the latest scientific research into dryland salinity, which concludes it may take generations to restore some salt-affected landscapes to fertile condition, while others may never recover.
Biosafety Protocol: sixth meeting ends today
The sixth meeting of the working group on Biosafety in Cartagena, Columbia, which plans to agree an international protocol on the transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms, ends today (19 Feb) and edie shows you where to find out what happened.
ICELAND: group investigates hydrogen-powered economy
An Icelandic consortium, Vistorka hf. (EcoEnergy Ltd.), has signed a Co-operation Agreement with DaimlerChrysler (NYSE: DCX), Norsk Hydro and the Royal Dutch/Shell Group for a joint venture to investigate the potential for replacing fossil fuels in Iceland with hydrogen and creating the world's first "hydrogen economy."
RUSSIA: Paper mill spill threatens Europe’s largest freshwater lake
A spill of around 700,000 cubic metres of toxic sludge threatens to cause permanent damage to ecosystems in and around Lake Ladoga, near St Petersburg, when it becomes mobile in the spring thaw. Greenpeace Russia has called for an emergency clean-up and the construction of dams to contain the waste.
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