Month: November 2001
UN warns that today’s population growth threatens environment and the rich pollute 30-50 times more than the poor
Expanding women’s opportunities and ensuring their reproductive health and rights seen as one way to improve the protection of the environment which has reached unprecedented levels of unsustainability, concludes a new UN report.
Tens of thousands of endangered penguins saved from oil spill in massive operation
The breeding population of African penguins of the Cape Town coast in South Africa has returned to its original level prior to a devastating spill in June 2000, with as many as 40,000 birds moved from the oil spill area through a huge and meticulous operation involving volunteers from all over the world.
Growing number of companies recognise business advantages of water efficiency
Winners of the 2001 Water Efficiency Awards include a water efficiency education programme for schools, low flush public toilets, and reductions in water consumption at a fish processing factory, with the award’s organisers optimistic that the standard of entries reflect that a growing number of companies are realising that water efficiency makes good business sense.
New York is only US state to spend more on public transport than on new roads
A new survey has revealed a strong link between the amount of money spent on road construction versus money spent on public transport, and levels of smog in US cities, with New York being the only major city in the survey to spend more on public transport.
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