Day: 5 October 2001
Simple farming method improving sustainability of impoverished Asian nations
Scientists have announced that a major agricultural transformation is sweeping across Asia’s breadbasket regions that could have significant implications for charting a course toward more ecologically-friendly, yet higher-yielding agricultural production among all groups of farmers.
UK may have to export scrapped refrigerators containing CFCs
The UK does not have the infrastructure needed to meet the 1 January 2002 deadline for the European Commission’s regulation for the disposal of ozone depleting substances from domestic refrigerators, and may be forced to export scrapped refrigerators for disposal in other European countries, it has been revealed.
Government okays Sellafield plant for commercial production of MOX fuel
Following five public consultations over four years, the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Health have given the go ahead for the British Nuclear Fuels’ (BNFL’s) commercial production of MOX fuel for use in certain types of nuclear power station around the world.
New combustion engine design could be 40% more efficient than conventional engines
A UK-based international engineering company is claiming that its new design for a combustion engine has the potential to revolutionise the global market for all internal combustion engine applications, with a 40% improvement in fuel efficiency and 50% fewer emissions compared to conventional engines.
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