Month: February 2000
NORWAY: Parliament in crisis over gas-fired power plants
Norway's coalition government has received an ultimatum from the Labour and Conservative opposition parties demanding that it approve the construction of five gas-fired power plants. Such a move would go against the Government's climate change policy.
Germany: Vivendi subsidiary chips away at former East Germany’s water quality worries
OEWA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivendi Water, is expecting strong growth in public-private partnerships with German municipalities, particularly in the former East Germany where one of the challenges is to tackle customers' suspicions of drinking water quality.
NETHERLANDS: Tracing diesel compounds in the body could improve knowledge of health risks
Toxicologists at Nijmegen University have found substances related to diesel exhaust in the bodies of test subjects. The discovery may pave the way for a testing system that would measure individual exposure levels.
SOUTH PACIFIC: Study of sea levels combined with climate change education for schoolchildren
A project that monitors climate and sea levels from the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean to the Cook Islands in the Central Pacific is beginning to offer hard data, but the islands are also busy educating schoolchildren about the threat of rising seas and climate change.
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