Day: 3 August 2001
Colombian judge orders suspension of US-backed drug fumigation programme
Following mounting evidence of risks to health and the environment, a judge in Bogotá has ordered the immediate suspension of the fumigation of coca and poppy by herbicides in the indigenous territories throughout the country, however the Colombian Government intends to continue its eradication programme.
The international race for leadership of the hydrogen fuel economy has already started
Countries such as Germany, Japan and Iceland are already ahead in the international race for supremacy in the future hydrogen economy, and will gain substantial political, commercial and environmental benefits, says a new report.
New Zealand government tackles impending energy crisis head on
The New Zealand government announced on 30 July that it is to take the lead in averting an energy crisis predicted to occur later on in the year with proposals for a 15% electricity savings target for the public sector, and an allocation of NZ$2.25 million (US$942,000) for the scheme.
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