Month: December 2002
International Business Briefs: software galore, cleaning products and water treatment
In this week’s International Business Briefs, environmentally friendly pet care products; US$21.2 million worth of water and wastewater treatment contracts; a new water softening plant in Michigan; new environmental software for Toyota; federal recognition for stormwater software; and environmental software for a Canadian timber company.
US feedlots face tighter legislation
Following a series of highly publicised pollution incidents, managers of intensively farmed livestock on confined feedlots in the US are facing a tightening of legislation. The new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include applying for annual permits, writing annual reports and developing plans for dealing with manure and wastewater.
Letter from the Editor: paddy fields, snails and organic matter spread on land
At the time of year when thoughts are turning to shepherds, lowly stables, donkeys, mangers etc. – as well as turkeys, crackers and new pairs of socks from favourite aunts – edie’s news has gone agricultural; from the rice paddies of China to the intensive feedlots of the US. There are also some interesting innovations which will fill you with a spirit of optimism for the New Year.
UK Government’s transport policy struggling
Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has admitted that the Government cannot meet its targets on congestion. The Government’s latest figures indicate that road congestion could increase by 11-20% by 2010, but at the same time trains are becoming more unreliable.
UK Business Briefs: recycling, stormwater control, water acquisitions and success in Japan
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, compact disk recycling; guidance on permeable paving; stormwater control on the new M6 toll road; the sale of Anglian Water International; and a UK membrane company celebrates its success in the Japanese market.
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