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Breakaway climate talks take the biscuit

The first meeting of a controversial alliance promoting economic growth and low carbon emissions opened last month in Sydney. The breakaway Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate...

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Incineration debate hots up

A leaked environment department paper which was due for publication in February has suggested that the Government is proposing to increase the number of incinerators across the country, resulting i...

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New clear plans for nuclear?

The Government have launched a three month public consultation on the future of Britain's energy policy, which critics fear could result in the construction of a new generation of nuclear power sta...

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How clean is your car?

The European Commission have issued proposals for a new Directive, which will require a quarter of all public sector heavy duty vehicles to use clean technology. In similar developments, an additio...

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Funding not a waste of money

Environment minister Jeff Rooker announced funding this month of £3 million for voluntary and community bodies dealing with waste management. 15 bodies have so far been offered funding from the new...

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Wind farm objections finally blow over

A wind farm in County Tyrone has finally been given the go-ahead after planning application was resubmitted. Wind Farm Developments, a joint project between B9 Energy Services and Renewable Energy...

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Quality drinking water on tap

A new Environment and Heritage Services (EHS) report on the quality of tap water in Northern Ireland for 2004 has detailed how our drinking water measures up favourably agai...

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England and Wales put out over fire reform delay

The Government are currently working on an Order which will delay the start date of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order SI 2005/1541, which is due to come into force o...

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Not the best way to dispose of asbestos

The owner of the Fascia Company have been fined a total of £4,020 after pleading guilty to offences with regard to the deposit of asbestos waste and a failure to provide information to the

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Steps taken to reduce construction slip-ups

This month as part of an initiative to reduce the number of slips and trips on construction sites, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are carrying out a nationwide "Watch...

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Manslaughter charge over fall from height

The owner of A&E Buildings has been found guilty of the manslaughter of an employee who fell to his death from improvised equipment while constructing a steel-framed barn on a river in Kinver, Sout...

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Company fined for guarding failures

The Amtico Company Limited of Coventry, have been fined a total of £48,567 after pleading guilty to breaching section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They...

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Can we get rid or reduce PPE failings?

A report on identifying potential failures in the specification, use and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work has been commissioned and published by the He...

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Buncefield explosion ignites COMAH failings

The Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now been formally asked to investigate December's incident at the Buncefield oi...

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Canadian summit avoids rocky outcome

The future of the Kyoto Protocol was looking bleak last month as the world's nations geared up to climate change talks in Montreal on 28 November. However, the outcomes appear to have surprised eve...

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