Day: 1 June 2001
Climate experts warn that property developers are building for the 1960s, not the 21st Century
Experts have told a conference on climate change that the planning, design and construction industries are risking billions of pounds of potential and avoidable damage if they continue to ignore the extreme weather events, higher temperatures and rainfall expected in the next 50 years.
Baltic ecology is recovering, but more work on pollution reduction is needed
Improved water quality in the Baltic Sea means that seal populations have recovered to such an extent that they may face a limited cull next year in order to protect fisheries, but further pollution cuts still need to be achieved in order to protect the ecology of the sea, according to experts on Baltic Sea conservation.
Peru increases rainforest protections, while Ecuador is to allow an oil pipeline through its Amazon forests
Peru has announced the creation of a huge new national park, while the nation’s smaller neighbour is under fire from environmentalists and indigenous people for allowing the construction of an oil pipeline traversing the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Location, location, location . . .
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) combine layers of spatial information about a location, allowing the user to visualise, manipulate and analyse data from many sources. John Bearder, HSE Consultancy, Shell Global Solutions (UK), describes why this makes them ideal tools to facilitate environmental risk management at manufacturing facilities.
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