Day: 16 April 1999
SWEDEN: mercury sniffer dogs clean up Swedish schools
More than 1.3 tonnes of hazardous mercury has been collected at around 1,000 schools participating in the "Mercurius 98" project, led by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Mercury sniffer dogs Ville Sigmund and Froy saved at least SEK 7m in clean-up costs.
DOE releases carbon sequestration report
The US Department of Energy has released a "working draft" on the emerging science and technology of carbon sequestration — the capture and secure storage of carbon dioxide emitted from the combustion of fossil fuels. The report is meant to help government, industry and academia to begin setting research and development priorities.
Big savings for Energy Star house owners
Energy-efficient homes awarded with a US EPA-certified Energy Star may provide homeowners with large savings on bills, according to scientists at the University of Florida. The EPA awards Energy Star certificates to houses that test 30 percent more efficient for heating, cooling and hot water heating than the national Model Energy Code.
Strategic Diagnostics partners with Monsanto
Bio-tech giant Monsanto is to develop diagnostic test kits for genetically modified (GM) traits in crops that may have been used as food ingredients in collaboration with Strategic Diagnostics Inc. (SDI), developer and manufacturer of immunoassay-based test kits.
Book isolates main environment-damaging consumer activities
Only a few consumer activities – primarily the use of cars and trucks, consumption of meat, and choice of homes and appliances – are responsible for the vast majority of consumer-related environmental harm according to a new book from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
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