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2008-09-10 06:00:26

Text of report in English by Bulgarian national news agency BTA website, Sofia, September 9 (BTA) - Bulgarian and international nongovernmental organizations have sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes demanding investigation of the bidding procedures for the construction of Belene N-Plant, Jan Haverkamp, Greenpeace EU Unit expert on nuclear energy told journalists Tuesday [ 9 September]. Haverkamp referred to information in the media that about 1,000...

2008-09-04 12:00:09

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Broadband industry is available in its catalogue. Environmental and Ethical Strategies for the Mobile and Telecoms Market - Profiting Through Green Initiatives http://www.reportlinker.com/p091994/Environmental-and-Ethical-Strategies-for-the-Mobile-and-Telecoms-Market---Profiting-Through-Green-Initiatives.html Global warming, our impact on the environment, and resultant environmental strategies have been at the...

2008-09-04 00:00:17

By Michael McCarthy Environment Editor THE Nasa scientist who first drew attention to global warming 20 years ago appeared in a British court yesterday as a key witness in support of climate change activists charged with damaging a power station. Professor James Hansen gave evidence at Maidstone Crown Court in the case of six Greenpeace members who scaled a 630ft chimney at the Kingsnorth plant in Hoo, Kent, last October in protest against plans to build new coal-fired units there. The...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

Renewables can provide over half Philippines energy needs: report MANILA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Renewable energy can provide as much as 57 percent of the Philippines' energy needs by 2030, according to a report launched Friday by a global environmental group. "Energy Revolution: A Sustainable Philippine Energy Outlook" is the first comprehensive energy strategy drawn up for the Philippine setting which shows how renewable energy can become the country's energy backbone, Greenpeace said in a...

2008-08-07 15:00:44

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Several health and environmental groups are urging U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to support federal legislation that the organizations claim will help close a dangerous hole in U.S. anti- terrorism policies. The groups are pushing for Congress to enact legislation that would require facilities that use certain highly toxic chemicals to switch to safer alternatives whenever economically and technically feasible. The bill, titled the "Chemical...

2008-08-06 09:00:06

Western electronic waste dumped in Ghana: Greenpeace BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Much of the Netherlands' spent electronic equipment ends up in Africa, despite a European ban on exporting these items, environmental group Greenpeace has concluded after investigating a large scrap yard in Ghana. About 79 percent of the electronic equipment dumped in the African country comes from Western Europe, including France, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands, Dutch media reported Tuesday quoting...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

By FIONA PARKER HOW do you know when you're too fat? When you are lying on the beach and a group of Greenpeace activists throw water over you while trying to push you back into the ocean. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-02 21:00:11

Brazil is soliciting $21 billion in international donations to finance its efforts to protect the Amazon rain forest, government leaders say. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who announced the conservation effort in Rio de Janeiro, said Brazil understands the rain forest's impact on the global environment, Mercopress reported Saturday. It's better for the country's image to do things right, so we can walk in international forums with our heads high, he said. Brazil would use the $21...

2008-07-14 18:00:35

By BOB ROBERTS GORDON Brown is to give the go-ahead for eight new nuclear power stations to be built across the UK, it was revealed last night. The Prime Minister has set the figure as the minimum number of plants needed to provide Britain with electricity for the next 50 years - but more could be built. They will be highly controversial because of the fear of deadly accidents such as Chernobyl, which left hundreds dead. And they will also bring an increased risk of nuclear terrorism...

2008-06-26 00:02:30

Five Greenpeace campaigners, including one from West Yorkshire, yesterday admitted to climbing on top of an aircraft at Heathrow Airport as part of a climate change protest. The five volunteers for the environmental group pleaded guilty before Uxbridge magistrates to being in a restricted zone, boarding an aircraft and demonstrating in an airport. Sarah Shoraka, Paul Della-Rocca, Frank Hewetson and Jens Loewe were given an 18-month conditional discharge, and they and a fifth protester,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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