Day: 12 July 2002
Twenty-two California cities sue EPA over water regulations
Twenty-two Southern California cities have filed a complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief in US District Court, charging that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the federal Clean Water Act in its adoption of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for rubbish in the Los Angeles River, reports WaterTechOnline.
The Asian desalination market – worth its salt?
Water industry companies seeking to break into the Asian desalination market must “address contemporary issues in a dynamic and innovative fashion if they are to position themselves to exploit future growth potential” of this lucrative industry, according to industry analyst Matthew Barker of Frost and Sullivan.
Action required now – or Africa’s environment will get worse
A recent report assessing the state of Africa’s environment predicts that things are going to get worse unless rapid action is taken both by African governments and the rest of the world. The report chronicles Africa’s past, where it is now, and possible directions for the future. It addresses four major topics; climate, air pollution, biodiversity and coastal and marine environments.
US voters believe lack of action on global warming is irresponsible and short-sighted
More than three-quarters of voters believe that Federal Government should set standards to reduce the emissions of Greenhouse gases, a new poll conducted by Zogby International has revealed. Seventy six percent of voters believe that voluntary pollution reductions will not work.
Anglo-German agreement heralds simplification of air monitoring equipment approval in Europe
The Environment Agency for England and Wales and the German Federal Environment Agency, the Umweltbundesamt (UBA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which binds both bodies to the mutual recognition of the other’s approval scheme for air-emissions monitoring equipment.
Pakawaste Checks in Waste Solutions at Shire Hotels
Pakawaste Limited, market leader in the manufacture and supply of waste handling equipment has recently installed two of their Portakrush 500HD machines at Thorpe Park Hotel and spa Leeds and Solent Hotel in Fareham, Hants part of the Shire Hotels group.
Effective Stormwater Control Solution Is Not A Million Miles Away
An increase in the frequency of heavy storms and the dramatic and damaging effects of climate change have left housebuilders and developers facing ever-increasing changes to regulations such as the revised Part H3 of the Building Regulations, governing rainwater runoff from new developments. This coupled with a rapid growth of impermeable surfaces has placed a huge burden on existing drainage networks causing a potential threat of flood damage to domestic properties.
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