Day: 23 November 2001
Seven cruise ship companies pay Alaska over $570,000 for air pollution
Seven companies that operate cruise ships in Alaskan coastal waters have agreed to pay fines of $402,500, with $175,000 of suspended fines, for air quality violations which occurred during the 2000 season, identified by the Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative (ACSI).
Europe makes u-turn on sinks
After much argument about whether countries should be allowed to use carbon sinks to offset carbon emissions - with Europe adamantly against their use until recently - EU research commissioner Philippe Busquin has announced evidence that nearly 30% of annual industrial carbon emissions in Europe are absorbed by the European biosphere.
Welsh Environment Agency tackles illegal dumping of tyres
The Environment Agency Wales is taking steps to tackle the illegal dumping of waste tyres, with an initial two week awareness raising and information gathering project, which will then be on-going once the full scale of the problem has been established.
Biotechnology contributes to environmental and economic sustainability
The use of biotechnology in industry invariably leads to processes that are more environmentally friendly than those they replace, and leads to a reduction in either or both operating and capital costs, according to a new study published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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