Month: July 2001
Bonn delegates reach agreement on Kyoto Protocol, but some areas are watered down
Following discussions through the night, Ministers at the Bonn climate change talks reached an agreement on the Kyoto Protocol on Monday morning, 23 July, which includes the use of sinks, but excludes legally-binding penalties for countries not achieving targets on greenhouse emission reductions.
Costs of electricity generated from fossil fuels should be far higher, says new research
A major new EU research study has revealed that if damage to the environment and health was included in the price of electricity generated by coal and oil, their costs would double, and the cost of electricity production from gas would increase by 30%.
Scottish waste body tells householders to take responsibility for their rubbish
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is to promote recycling and composting of waste in the Forth Valley, and is ruling out mass incineration. However, the organisation is laying the responsibility on householders to ensure that their waste is disposed of sustainably.
Illegal oil discharge pollutes 12 miles of Welsh beaches
An illegal oil discharge has polluted 12 miles of beaches on the island of Anglesey, at the height of the tourist season. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and its counter-pollution and salvage officer have been working with the Environment Agency and other bodies since the weekend to clear up after the incident.
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