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Online REACH search tool “The Navigator” translated into 20 EU languages

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)  now provides the online search tool, "Navigator," in 20 official EU languages.


EPA Sets First National Standard to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Gold Production

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cutting emissions from gold ore processing and production facilities with a new standard that will reduce annual mercury emissions by more than 75 percent from 2007 levels.


Life-Saving International Project for Clean Cookstoves Announced

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on September 21, 2010 the formation of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a more than $60 million dollar public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.


Bayer Agrees to Terminate All Uses of the Insecticide Aldicarb

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bayer CropScience, the manufacturer, have reached an agreement to end use of the pesticide aldicarb in the United States.


Governments Step-up Reduction on DDT Reliance and Add Nine Chemicals Under international Treaty, Stockholm Convention

Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.


First Coordinated REACH Enforcement Project Started: Regulation of Chemical Substances

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006 that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.


Path breaking Methods for Improving Water Quality Earn American Professor the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize

Professor McCarty has defined the field of environmental biotechnology that is the basis for small-scale and large-scale pollution control and safe drinking water systems.


Cars Seek to Show They Are all Green Under the Bonnet

There were cars of all colours at the British International Motor Show in London on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 but just one unifying hue -- green.


Ten Thousand Villages Provides Fair Income to Artisans

Artisans in developing countries lack access to local and international markets to sell their handicrafts.


United Nations Agency to Back One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Project to Distribute $100 Laptops

Aiming to give poor communities access to the benefits of information technology, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced plans to support an innovative project which aims to put cheap and energy-efficient laptop computers in the hands of the world's most disadvantaged students.


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