Month: February 2002
Bad news for air quality over World Trade Center
A group of Californian scientists have revealed that the level of fine particles near to the World Trade Center last October were higher than those found down-wind of the burning Kuwaiti oil fields in 1991, following the Gulf War. However, current air quality in the area is now no longer affected by the disaster.
Government waste group to double plastic recycling in UK
A group set up by the Government to promote sustainable waste disposal in the UK has announced that it intends to double the recycling of plastic drinks bottles by offering financial support to companies to develop processing infrastructure and divert an additional 20,000 tonnes per year to recycling.
Environment Agency calls for £200 million more for flood defence
In response to a new review published on 13 February of flood and coastal defence funding in England and Wales, launched by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Treasury, Environment Agency Chairman Sir John Harman has stated that up to £200 million more per year needs to be spent, depending on the effects of climate change.
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