Day: 16 February 2001
Fifteen industries sign climate change agreements
Fifteen energy-intensive industries have signed climate change agreements with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), allowing companies an 80% discount on the Climate Change Levy due to come into effect on 1 April this year.
Environmentalists and industry criticise new European chemicals White Paper
The new European White Paper on chemicals, which is intended to protect human health and the environment, whilst ensuring the efficient functioning of the chemical industry, has been criticised by both environmental campaigners, and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).
Australian scientists develop technology to make mine waste safer
Australian scientists have developed a small probe designed to locate sulphuric acid in mine waste in order to asses pollution mitigation measures, and which they say is poised to revolutionise the way mining companies monitor the rehabilitation of Australia’s mine sites.
Farming methods threaten world food production
Farming methods around the world that have degraded soils, parched aquifers, polluted waters, and caused the loss of animal and plant species are putting food production at risk, according to the first ever audit of world agriculture’s ability to sustain human life.
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