Month: May 2001
New report condemns incinerators as threat to human health…and Labour for continued support
Greenpeace’s scientific study on waste incinerators reveals health impacts cancers, heart disease, birth defects, allergies and breathing problems with the NGO criticising the Labour Party for being the only mainstream party that favours incineration.
Climate change will significantly decrease snow and increase flooding in Scotland
Two new reports funded by the Scottish Executive have found that snow cover in Scotland has decreased significantly since the 1970s, and predict a steady increase in the likelihood of flooding over the next eighty years.
Transport Minister announces £30 million to clean up road haulage
The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) has announced that it is to spend £30 million from the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund over the next two years on measures to cut pollution from heavy goods vehicles.
Local authorities, industry and consumers must take action against plastics waste mountain
The Environment Agency is calling for immediate action to tackle the increase in waste plastics, nearly three million tonnes of which are produced in the UK each year, and 80% of which is currently landfilled.
Voluntary environmental management alone will not reduce environmental impact
The links between the environmental performance of a company and its level of environmental stewardship are not always clear-cut, with voluntary environmental management not necessarily producing the desired result, according to a new report by a pan-European research initiative.
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