Month: May 2002
Reduced emissions predicted from ‘green’ train
In an effort to modernise shunting locomotives, a Canadian company has recently launched their emissions-reducing, fuel-efficient ‘Green Goat’ shunter onto the market. RailPower Technologies Corporation claim that their new shunter engine can reduce smog causing nitrogen oxide emissions and particulate matter production by at least 85%, removing equivalent emissions of 700 cars.
Irish government and local authorities give EUR560,000 for environmental projects
The Irish government is donating €280,000 to a successful scheme to encourage people to identify and pursue more environmentally sustainable behaviour, with local authorities topping up the fund so that it totals €560,000.
What is US policy on mercury disposal?
Current official US public advice on the proper disposal of mercury is confused and inconsistent according to recent research, which called for a uniform approach to disposal of all mercury-containing products, at a time when American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) is encouraging the phasing out of mercury-based thermometers.
ExxonMobil dismisses warning that anti-Kyoto stance risks market value
On May 29th, the strength of shareholder interest in corporate attitudes to environmental issues will yet again be put to the test at ExxonMobil’s annual shareholder’s meeting, following a warning that the world’s largest energy company is risking market value by continuing to oppose Kyoto climate controls.
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