Day: 2 November 2001
Scientists find evidence of climate change in Alaskan lottery
Climate change scientists are looking to the Nenana Ice Classic, an 84 year old Alaskan competition to guess the date when the ice breaks up on the Tanana River, to identify trends in climate change, and have revealed that, on average, the melt now arrives 5.5 days earlier than when the contest began.
Magazine industry set for major waste management analysis
The magazine sector and its supply train is set to be the focus of a major environmental waste management analysis. The new initiative is being supported by the Periodical Publishers Association’s (PPA) Environmental Committee and is to be paid for by landfill tax funds (see related story).
Scottish Executive and SEPA launch Scotland’s own Floodline
With the aid of £2 million funding, the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched a telephone helpline to advise people living in the region of potential floods and to give guidance on what actions they should take.
Energy generation from biosolids could solve disposal problems
Utilising energy generation could be a viable solution to the impending problem with disposal of biosolids, as long as a number of challenges can be overcome, most importantly, moisture content of the material, and ensuring that it is defined as a fuel rather than waste, according to delegates at an energy from biosolids conference.
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