Day: 21 July 2000
G8 Summit will have to make tough decisions to protect the environment
Difficult decisions need to be taken during the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan if it is to be a landmark event for the environment and global sustainable development, says Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Report blames US Environmental Protection Agency for shock ship pollution figures
A report released by the US environmental organisation, Bluewater Network, on 17 July has blamed large ships and the ‘lack of emissions control regulations by the US EPA and international regulatory agencies’ for ‘far more significant’ levels of pollution than had previously been estimated.
New website helps small business to go green
Businesses with less than ten employees are being encouraged to improve their environmental and business performance with the aid of a new free website, the Green Compass, which is giving away free energy-saving light-bulbs to the first 100 companies to use the service.
Brazil battles to contain devastation of four million-litre oil spill
More than 1,600 Brazilian oil and emergency staff have battled all week to contain the devastation caused by the biggest of oil spill of many in the last 25 years, which has been threatening a large area in the southern state of Parana.
Kelda proposals could harm the environment
Plans of the water company, Kelda Group, to transfer its assets to a new mutual company offer nothing to the environment, and could actually increase environmental risk, says the Environment Agency (EA), in response to the Director General of the Water Services’ consultation paper on the proposal.
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