Day: 25 May 2001
Permeable parking lots could cut down on water contamination
Permeable parking lots being tested by researchers at North Carolina State University could cut down on water and soil contamination by allowing storm water to drain naturally through the soil rather than becoming runoff which could collect oil and other pollutants.
Chechnya faces problem of burning oil-rigs
Chechen authorities have ordered the extinguishing of all fires on 29 burning oil-rigs around Grozny, which are discharging hundreds of tons of noxious chemicals into the atmosphere and damaging the republic’s economy, but a Russian news service reports that this may difficult to implement.
EC report shows continued improvement in fresh water bathing areas, marginal improvement in coastal waters
In its annual report on the quality of European bathing areas, the European Commission has revealed that almost 97% EU coastal areas provide ‘good quality’ bathing water, and 94% of lakes and rivers used for swimming.
Labour party pledges greater recycling and greenhouse gas cuts, but is accused of having a fetish for incinerators
In an election manifesto which is short on environmental policies, the Labour party is promising to further cut domestic carbon dioxide emissions and increase recycling targets but has been accused of having a fetish for incineration, and is being criticised for failing to include environmental issues in its five priority pledges for a second term in government.
Companies are missing out on financial opportunities related to greenhouse gas emission reporting
According to research by greenhouse gas management company, Greenergy, out of 50 UK companies surveyed, only 26 reported comprehensively on greenhouse gas emissions, with many companies missing out on the financial benefits associated with greenhouse gas reduction projects.
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