Day: 16 August 2002
The Labour Government: Good or bad for the environment?
In a newspaper interview, Environment Minister Michael Meacher has criticised the Government’s commitment to protecting the environment. However, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has stated that his words were taken out of context, and that Britain is no longer seen as the ‘Dirty Man of Europe’. The Government has sustainable development at its heart, he says.
Biological treatment of waste set for biggest growth in waste industry
Driven by European Union legislation - particularly the Landfill Directive - the waste management industry in Europe is set for an upward trend in revenue growth, with sales expected to reach nearly US$38 billion (€38.5 billion) by 2009, according to a new report. The biggest growth area is expected to be biological treatment.
Asian brown cloud will cause climate crisis unless action is taken, says report
The ‘Asian brown haze’ phenomena, which restricts 10-15% of sunlight hitting the earth’s surface in the region, is the likely explanation for recent disasters such as the Bangladeshi floods and drought in Pakistan, says a United Nations Environment Programme report.
Russia ends production of ozone depleting substances
The World Bank has announced that it is to pay US$17.3 million in compensation to seven Russian companies that have agreed to cease production of chlorofluorocarbons and halons, ending the emission of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in the country.
Top US official at Johannesburg calls sustainable development a security imperative
Colin Powell, US Secretary of State and head of the US delegation at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), has stated that sustainable development is a compelling moral and humanitarian issue.
Wilo Salmson Deliver World First With ‘Green’ Stratos Pump Range
Utilising revolutionary technology to deliver the world's first glandless circulator featuring an Electronic Commutated Motor (ECM) with permanent magnet rotor, Wilo Salmson Pumps Ltd has launched the Wilo-Stratos range of environmentally-friendly, high-efficiency pumps for heating and cooling; designed to reduce energy demand by as much as 80%!
USA Environmental Protection Award for Daikin Industries
Daikin Industries Ltd, Japanese parent company of Daikin Europe NV, has received the 2002 USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award for “its positive and highly regarded efforts in protecting the ozone layer."
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