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Chinese chemical threat to riversBBC | 25 Jan 2006
More than 100 chemical plants beside China's rivers pose safety threats, the country's environment chief has warned.
US$880,000 fund to connect African ecologistsSCIDEV.NET | 20 Jan 2006
Scientists in Africa and Eastern Europe can now seek support from a new fund to help them research major challenges, such as climate change, desertification and biodiversity loss.
Torino Winter Olympics 'truly green'Green Consumer Guide | 17 Jan 2006
The Winter Olympics in Torino, which begin next month, will be Europes first ever truly green major sports event, according to organisers. The event will employ the EUs voluntary system of environmental tools including the eco-management and audit system (EMAS) and the European eco-label to ensure a minimal impact on the environment.
2007 renewable review 'pointless' - EWEAGreen Consumer Guide | 10 Jan 2006
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has questioned the European Commissions proposal for a review of the EU renewables framework next year, calling the move pointless.
Wasteful London runs risk of food crisisGuardian Unlimited | 02 Jan 2006
London and other big cities risk a food crisis because they are too dependent on imported produce grown using chemicals, Britain's leading organic farming pressure group will warn this week.
Burning oil depot plagues England's skiesNature | 13 Dec 2005
A series of explosions at an oil depot just north of London has created one of the biggest industrial fires ever seen in Europe and injured 43 people. Starting at about 6:00 GMT on 11 December, a thick pall of black smoke has spread from the Buncefield oil depot in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, for more than 120 kilometres across southern England.
Climate change theory barks up wrong tree, study showsGuardian Unlimited | 12 Dec 2005
Climate scientists could be about to give oak, ash and maple a bad name. They warn today that expanding forests in the temperate zones of Europe, the US and Asia could add to global warming.
Thousands march in Montreal to urge climate actionReuters | 05 Dec 2005
Thousands of environmentalists, some banging drums or dressed as polar bears, marched in Montreal on Saturday to urge the United States and other nations at a U.N. climate conference to do more to curb global warming.
Toxic slick nears Chinese cityReuters | 25 Nov 2005
A toxic slick of polluted river water reached the outskirts of one of China's biggest cities on Thursday, nearly two weeks after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream.
UK delays new industry CO2 cut plan till early 2006Reuters | 22 Nov 2005
Britain has delayed until the first quarter of next year proposals for more cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from industry to meet its Kyoto and domestic goals on curbing pollution, the government said on Monday
Will Rita force Bush to act on climate changeFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 26 Sep 2005
The ferocity of hurricanes Katrina and Rita must force President Bush to face up to the threat of climate change, Friends of the Earth said.
People asked to have their say on heather and grassland burningDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 15 Sep 2005
People who have an interest in, and are involved in managing heather and grasslands, are being asked for their opinions on proposed changes to the laws and Code of Practice governing heather and grass burning in England.
Climate food crisis 'to deepen'BBC | 08 Sep 2005
Climate change threatens to put far more people at risk of hunger over the next 50 years than previously thought, according to new research.
Summit pushes African fish planBBC | 30 Aug 2005
A four-day summit on the future of African fisheries has ended with the adoption of a plan to boost the fishing and aquaculture industries.
RAN slams Wells FargoEnvironmental Finance | 03 Aug 2005
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has accused Wells Fargo of taking "a huge step backwards" in its new environmental policy – reversing recent progress towards a sustainable financial sector
Tsunami-flooded fields 'raised malaria risk'SCIDEV.NET | 03 Aug 2005
Last year's tsunami in the Indian Ocean has increased the risk of malaria in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands by creating new mosquito breeding grounds, warned scientists last month.
Long-ignored asbestos time bomb ticking in JapanReuters | 18 Jul 2005
A surge in the number of reported Japanese deaths linked to asbestos some 25 years after the first world health warnings has sparked accusations of government negligence over its policies toward the cancer-causing material.