Latest Environment Ministry Stories

2008-09-25 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 25 September [Report by Pongphon Sarnsamak: "Concern over parks plan"] A group of environmental activists is urging the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to revise its plan to allow the private sector to invest in national parks.

2008-08-08 12:00:24

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA website, Sofia, 8 August: ISPA Agency at the Environment and Water Ministry is meeting all requirements to independently manage the funds under the ISPA pre-accession programme, the European Commission confirmed in an official letter as cited by the ministry's centre on Friday [8 August] in a press release.

2008-07-21 12:00:44

Text of report by Croatian public Radio HR1, on 21 July [Presenter] The SDP [opposition Social Democratic Party] has filed a request for criminal charges to be brought against top officials in the Environment Ministry over what it believes are omissions the process of disposal of asbestos waste from the Salonit plant in Vranjic [near Split].

2006-04-04 06:57:42

MADRID (Reuters) - Steady rain has swollen Spain's water reserves further in the past two weeks, Environment Ministry data showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a repeat of last year's severe drought.

2005-10-26 03:31:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan needs to introduce in January 2007 an environment tax on carbon produced by burning fossil fuels because doing so would curb energy use and cut greenhouse gases in line with international efforts to stop global warming, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday.

2005-08-27 09:02:52

The destruction of the Amazon rain forest has slowed dramatically this year, the government said, but environmentalists said it was too soon to celebrate and urged caution with the statistics.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.