Month: November 2002
Trailers For Portugal
NEWS RELEASE: The Portuguese market is proving a buoyant one for pipe coil trailers used to transport and dispense the coils of polyethylene pipe used by utility companies. Bath based manufacturer, Steve Vick International Ltd., has recently despatched its thirty-third trailer to Portugal.
UK Business Briefs: spectrometers, environmental lawyer, recycling; and SUDS
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, a new portable spectrometer to investigate past changes in the Earth’s climate; an environmental law firm strengthens its environmental credentials; a recycling group in Scotland adds another company to its membership; and guidance on sustainable urban drainage systems.
Accession aid failing environmental projects
European aid to Central and Eastern Europe countries is not supporting green, sustainable projects, while some funding is going towards programmes that are damaging the environment, according to a new report. Local authorities are also poorly informed on the procedures and qualifying criteria for funding applications.
Deserts threaten to wipe out two-thirds of African agriculture
A UN Convention aims to reduce the amount of land being turned into desert, with a billion dollar fund to finance anti-desertification programmes. If the erosion of land is left unchecked, Africa could lose two-thirds of its arable land.
OECD calls for clampdown on rogue ship owners
International licensing and compulsory insurance could help banish substandard oil tankers from the seas. The international community needs to strengthen shipping laws and find ways to weed out unscrupulous ship owners, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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