Day: 8 June 2001
Liberal Democrat’s win edie election, and GW Bush produces one of the biggest landslides in history
The results of edie’s election survey have revealed that 38% of UK edie readers who responded were intending to vote for the Liberal Democrat party, with only 30% voting Labour, 14% voting Green, 10% for the Conservatives, and 8% for the remaining parties.
Events around the globe celebrate 2001 World Environment Day
The launch of a global ecological assessment, a prestigious environmental awards ceremony, tree planting, water hyacinth harvesting, and environmental art exhibitions are among the events around the globe to celebrate the 2001 World Environment Day on 5 June.
World’s fifth biggest oil company to join others in voluntary greenhouse gas reductions
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has become the first Latin American company to announce that it will reduce greenhouse gases and joins seven of the world’s major industrial players, whose joint carbon dioxide emissions place them among the top 15 industrialised countries, in a joint action.
Wal-Mart pays $1 million for water pollution
The US retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has reached an agreement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pay $1 million in fines for violations under the Clean Water Act, and to produce a $4.5 million environmental management plan in order to solve the problem.
Ships in Danish waters emit as much sulphur dioxide as Denmark, Norway and Sweden combined
A survey from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from ships in the waters around Denmark were far higher than expected, exceeding all sources including heating, road transport and energy generation in Denmark and its two Scandinavian neighbours.
Bush’s requested climate change review confirms risks from global warming
In a report requested by the Bush administration, 11 of the US' top climate scientists has confirmed the existence of climate change and concludes that much more systematic research is needed to reduce current uncertainties in the science.
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