Day: 22 September 2000
Commission calls for integration of environmental issues into European economic policy
As part of achieving the Lisbon European council’s goal of making the Community the world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy, it is essential to change the EU’s approach to environmental policy, says a European Commission (EC) statement.
Two-thirds of fish stocks are heading towards commercial extinction
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released a damning report on the UK’s marine environment, stating that all the coastal habitats it studied have been ripped up and reclaimed for development, and two-thirds of the nation’s fish stocks are over-exploited and heading towards commercial extinction.
New technology “cocoons” Chernobyl waste while Ukraine announces plant’s imminent closure
Two new announcements have effectively nailed the lid on Chernobyl’s coffin: Ukraine’s president announced the plant’s December closure, and a new technology will soon immobilise its leftover radioactive waste.
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