Month: August 2000
US Government warns of ‘potential risk to workers’ using common vermiculite granules
The US Government has identified that a common ingredient of lawn and garden soil products, the mineral vermiculite, has been found to contain asbestos and may pose a health risk to those who use it ‘on a regular basis.’
Environmentalists say Shell exploration threatens Bengal tigers and world’s largest coastal mangrove swamps.
Planned oil exploration in an area of Bangladesh containing the world's biggest tiger reserve and littoral mangrove swamps has been slammed by environmentalists, but supported by the nation’s government.
International Maritime Organisation commissions study into Erica proposals
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has commissioned a study of the likely impact of European proposals to speed up the phase-out of single hulled oil tankers, made in the wake of the Erica accident off the French coast (see related story).
Grave salinity threat confronts Queensland, Australia, say researchers
Serious salinity threatens the State of Queensland, Australia, unless there is an urgent effort to assess the extent of the risk from broadscale land clearing, according to a senior scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
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