Month: October 2001
United Nations and scientists warn of extensive damage to Black Sea
One of the world’s great seas is spiralling into decline as a result of chronic over-fishing, high levels of pollution and the devastating impacts of alien species, an international team of scientists and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have concluded, calling for an international remediation effort.
It’s official, air driers are more environmentally-friendly than paper towels
Hot air blowing hand driers produce half the global warming burden of paper towels, although the use of paper towels results in lower resource depletion, a report commissioned by the air drier manufacturer Airdri has revealed.
Singapore to develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure
Singapore has continued its push towards environmentally sustainable transport, with a new agreement with British Petroleum (BP) to provide and develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, and to support the successful introduction of hydrogen fuel cell cars to the country.
New report shows massive environmental benefits to the 13 EU candidates upon compliance
A new European Commission report shows that the health of the 13 applicant nations’ people, air and water quality, waste systems and nature protection will all benefit significantly upon their compliance with European Union directives.
Environment minister makes first new announcements since election
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Margaret Beckett has made her first new policy announcements since June’s election and has strongly justified the creation of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
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