Day: 30 July 1999
Standards for chemicals in drinking water may be incomplete
A study published by the American Chemical Society has raised questions regarding current standards for chemical levels in drinking water. The EPA-commissioned study looked at the volatisation of chemicals to indoor air from residential dishwashers.
US CEOs believe technology will eventually solve climate change
The Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of leading US corporations, has called on government to assist in the development of new technologies to deal with climate change. The report states that technology will not be of use in meeting the Kyoto Protocol, and reasserts the organisation's opposition to the treaty whose aim is to reduce CO² emissions.
US Air Quality Index updated after 23 years
The EPA's new Air Quality Index will provide the public with precautions that the agency recommends individuals take on days when air pollution poses a threat to health. The new Index will include warnings for people suffering from health conditions, including asthma.
BP Amoco wins greenwash award for solar petrol stations
Celebrating the entry of the word "greenwash" into the official lexicon of the English language (via the Oxford English Dictionary), Corporate Watch gave the Summer Greenwash Award to the BP-Amoco corporation for its "Plug in the Sun" program. BP claims that by installing solar powered gas pumps, it allows you to "fill your tank with sunshine."
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