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34     Environmental groups want to ban wooden playground equipment t.. 2003-03-18
Category World Hits 2930
Contents BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Environmental groups asked the government Monday to ban the use of an arsenic-based pesticide on wooden playground equipment because they say it can increase children's risk of cancer. Wood preservative manufacturers say treated play sets are not dangerous. They also say a ban is unnecessary because an agreement be..
33     English- Russian glossary of terms used in environmental enfor.. 2003-03-18
Category World Hits 3047
Contents This glossary integrates the a wealth of policy, legal, management and technical terms which that were selected according to one key criterion: each of them had to be used in environmental compliance promotion and enforcement or have significance for this field. It is addressed to policy and lawmakers, inspectors, other government officials..
32     A Glass Half Empty? 2003-03-17
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Contents An Editorial by United Nations Agencies & UN University for World Water Day It has become an almost unchallenged assumption that the 21st century faces water wars as communities and countries become increasingly thirsty, increasingly desperate for the world's most precious and most fundamental natural resource. Alarming statistics a..
31     Pentagon says enviromental laws hamper training for war 2003-03-17
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Contents WASHINGTON: Angering environmentalists, defense officials Thursday argued in Congress for an exemption from environmental laws they said hindered training, including for a possible war against Iraq. Officials from the Pentagon and regulatory agencies told lawmakers some environmental laws had led to lengthy legal challenges and this je..
30     Global warming could trigger cascade of climatic changes 2003-03-14
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Contents CORVALLIS, Ore. - Global warming and the partial melting of polar ice sheets can dramatically affect not only sea levels but also Earth's climate, in ways that may be complex, rapid and difficult to adjust to, scientists say in a new study to be published Friday in the journal Science. Sea level and climatic changes in Earth's distant past..

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