Day: 4 May 2001
US government provides $150 million to coastal states for fossil fuel measures
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service has allocated almost $150 million to seven coastal states and 150 local jurisdictions to help mitigate the impacts of oil and gas development off their coasts.
Government calls on developers to take part in two £3 million solar power trials
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced that it is to provide £3 million for a solar housing trial, and a further £3 million for a large-scale solar power generation for non-domestic buildings, and has called upon developers to bid for a share of the money.
Eastern European governments pledge to improve Danube and encourage sustainable development
The leaders of nine East European nations and government representatives of six other nations have agreed to protect the environment of the Danube basin and encourage sustainable development at a summit organised by the Romanian government and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
International conference calls for international ban on ocean dumping of mine waste
Scientists, NGO representatives, government officials and community members from the Asia-Pacific region, North America and the UK have called for an end to the dumping of mine waste at sea, a common practice in Asia, at a conference in Indonesia.
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