Month: May 2001
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.
Satellite imagery shows devastation of one of world’s greatest wetlands…and is valuable tool for future action
Around 90% of the Mesopotamian marshlands in Iran and Iraq, known for millennia as the ‘Fertile Crescent’, have disappeared mainly as a result of drainage and damming, a study by scientists at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows.
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.
More than a quarter of the US’s largest industrial, municipal and federal facilities violate clean water limits
A new report blames the Government’s “lax enforcement of Clean Water Act” for 26% of the nation’s largest facilities being were in serious violation of the Clean Water Act at least once during a recent 15-month period.
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.
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