Archive for May, 2012
There is temporary legislation in place until the vetoed articles and amendments are voted on by the Senate. Environmental Minister Izabella Teixeira, who has been heavily involved in the process, stressed after the vetoes were made public that “legal uncertainty and the unconstitutional nature” of the text gave rise to the vetoes.
Ms. Teixeira added [...]Leia mais
500,000 pigs at a slaughtering company in Chile have been abandoned and left to starve, with no supply of food and water for five days.
The dying pigs were left to starve as employees fled the plant when on Thursday (17 May) residents protested against the plant due to the bad odour [...]Leia mais
Renewable energy and nuclear power projects that are currently awaiting final investment decisions could soon receive specially tailored support from the government under controversial proposals set out in today’s draft Energy Bill.
The bill sets out long-awaited electricity market reforms (EMR) based on new contract for difference (CfD) incentives that [...]Leia mais
To date, there are about 49 biogas plants in South Korea that are generally recognized as economically and technically unsuccessful due to lack of knowhow, deficient technologies and policies. There is a need to analyze the status of biogas technology and policy in South Korea from the [...]Leia mais
Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson announced efforts to launch an environmental technology initiative to help create American jobs in the growing environmental industry. Announced at EPA’s first Technology Market Summit, this initiative, [...]Leia mais
It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a less obvious, but still troubling, effect of wind: Not only can it carry away soil particles, but also the beneficial microbes that help build [...]Leia mais
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program, which collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but that [...]Leia mais
As world leaders prepare to converge on Rio in June for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), civil society groups around the world are making demands of their leaders. In India, a broad coalition of environment and development NGOs are decrying state-sanctioned violence during hearings for major projects. [...]Leia mais