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  Environment, water and heritage (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts) - home page
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
The Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (formerly the Department of the Environment and Water Resources) develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage and to promote Australian arts and culture.
The fourth module of the plan to manage the environmental impacts of the Gunns pulp mill project has been approved by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts.
www.environment.gov.au   (337 words)

  Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generally, the environment or milieu of some object, action, or individual consists of the substances, circumstances, objects, or conditions by which the object or person is surrounded or in which the action occurs.
An environment may be thought of as a superset, of which the given system is a subset.
In biology, environment may be defined as the complex of climatic, biotic, social and edaphic factors that acts upon an organism and determines its form and survival.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environment   (779 words)

 Category:Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category is for the anthropogenic effects on the natural environment.
See environment for other uses of the word.
See Wikiproject Environment for the recommended use of this topic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Environment   (88 words)

 EUROPA - Environment DG
Environment DG The Environment DG is one of 36 Directorates-General (DGs) and specialised services which make up the European Commission.
The Environment DG is based largely in Brussels and has around 550 staff.
Environment DG Information Brochure (version 2002) (pdf ~250K) (an update is in preparation)
ec.europa.eu /dgs/environment/index_en.htm   (105 words)

 Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
They are led by the Ministry of the Environment and Land Use Planning, which is responsible for the conception, and implementation of a national policy of environment protection.
It has a dual mission: to study and monitor the state of the environment in the country, with the aim of eliminating all sources of degradation of the natural environment and the quality of life.
Attached to the Ministry of the Environment and Planning in 1998, ANER is responsible for conceiving and implementing strategies for the promotion of renewable energies.
www.tunisiaonline.com /environment   (537 words)

 Corus - Environment
We consider care for the environment to be essential both in terms of our duty to society and to ensure the continuity of our business.
We are committed to protecting the environment by minimising the impact of our operations and our products through the adoption of sustainable practices and through continuous improvement in environmental performance and control.
We believe that respect for the environment is critical to the success of our business and our aim, therefore, is to continuously improve our performance.
www.corusgroup.com /en/responsibility/environment   (142 words)

 Natural Environment Wordbook @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In its purest sense, it is thus an environment that is not the result of human activity or intervention.
For some, there is a difficulty with the term "natural environment" in that nearly all environments have been directly or indirectly influenced by humans at some point in time.
In order to address this concern, some level of human influence is thus allowable without the status of any particular landscape ceasing to be "natural." The term's meaning, however, is usually dependent more on context than a set definition.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Natural_environment   (383 words)

 WTO | Trade and environment
Environment is a horizontal issue that cuts across different rules and disciplines in WTO.
The link between trade and the environment — both the impact of environmental policies on trade, and the impact of trade on the environment — was recognized as early as 1970.
In the context of the work on trade and environment, the GATT, and subsequently the WTO have undertaken a number of initiatives aiming to promote greater coherence and mutual supportiveness of trade and environmental policies.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/envir_e/envir_e.htm   (603 words)

 Technorati Tag: environment
Environment execs want Sarangani Bay to remain a protected seascape GENERAL SANTOS CITY...
The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a...
EcoEmploy: Jobs for the Environment Environmental jobs in the USA and Canada.
technorati.com /tag/environment   (486 words)

 LESSON PLANET - Many 'Environment' related lesson plans reviewed by teachers.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They identify the various environments in their lives, list characteristics of their environment, and draw a picture of their home environment.
Farmers and the Environment - Students write persuasive paragraphs defending farmers and their efforts to protect the environment.
The Environment in Everyday Life - In groups, students research and present the effects of acid rain on the environment.
www.lessonplanet.com /search/Science/Environment   (380 words)

 EUROPA - Activities of the European Union - Environment
Protecting the environment is essential for the quality of life of current and future generations.
The challenge is to combine this with continuing economic growth in a way which is sustainable over the long term.
European Union environment policy is based on the belief that high environmental standards stimulate innovation and business opportunities.
europa.eu.int /pol/env/index_en.htm   (176 words)

 Nigeria Country Analysis Brief: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The growth of the country's oil industry, combined with a population explosion and a lack of environmental regulations, led to substantial damage to Nigeria's environment, especially in the Niger Delta region, the center of the country's oil industry.
Oil spills in the Niger Delta have been a regular occurrence, and the resultant degradation of the surrounding environment has caused significant tension between the people living in the region and the multinational oil companies operating there.
Chief Ime Titus Okopido, the Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Environment, noted that future drilling rights will be "closely determined by" companies' environmental compliance, in addition to their submission of an environmental impact assessment for the proposed site.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/nigenv.html   (2882 words)

A study from the United Nations Environment Programme in 1976 suggested that chlorofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and sprays (CFCs) were rising into to the atmosphere and producing a chemical reaction which was destroying this layer of protection.
RCRA's primary goals are to protect human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal, to conserve energy and natural resources, to reduce the amount of waste generated, and to ensure that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner.
The safety of geologic disposal of highly radioactive waste, as planned in the United States, depends largely on the characteristics of the rock formations from which a repository would be excavated.
www.newsbatch.com /environment.htm   (9230 words)

Concern for the environment is built into the mandate of the World Trade Organization, though there is disagreement about the nature of this commitment.
Work on trade and environment at the WTO takes place in the Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE), which is responsible for covering the intersection of the environment services, goods and intellectual property.
Much of the debate is centered on the definition of 'environmental goods' which are generally understood to be goods or services that are beneficial for the environment or provide environmental protection; some examples are air-pollution control, recycling, incineration, and measuring and monitoring equipment.
www.cid.harvard.edu /cidtrade/issues/environment.html   (820 words)

 Awesome Library - Science
Provides global news on efforts to improve the environment, as well as violations of the environment.
Describes the most important few things that can be done to reduce pollution, reduce global warming, and save our forests, as well as improve the availability of drinkable water for the future.
Provides an interactive trip through 26 countries by students and experts to see what is being done, and what can be done, to improve the environment, especially in the poorer and less accessible portions of the world.
www.awesomelibrary.org /Classroom/Science/Ecology/Ecology.html   (1598 words)

 United Nations Statistics Division - Environment Statistics
The Questionnaire 2006 on Environment Statistics will be sent out to the countries through February-March 2006 as a joint activity of UNSD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Coordination of international activities in the field of environmental statistics and indicators is provided through the Intersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics (IWG-Env) with UNSD as the Secretariat.
The newsletter is the joint activity of the Environment Statistics Section and the Environmental Accounting Group.
unstats.un.org /unsd/ENVIRONMENT   (411 words)

 Environment. ABC News Online.
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has dismissed criticism of Australia's role in developing a new international climate change agreement.
The federal Environment Minister has commended the efforts of those involved in a huge environmental plan for the Rangelands region in Western Australia.
The deadline for public submissions on a proposal to draw water from the Yarragadee aquifer to supply Perth's metropolitan area is drawing closer.
www.abc.net.au /news/environment   (1787 words)

 World Bank Group | Environment
Concern for the environment is viewed by many as a rich-country luxury.
In 2001, the World Bank Board of Directors endorsed an Environment Strategy to guide the World Bank's actions in the environment area, particularly over the next five years.
Information about the Environment Strategy, our Operational and Safeguard Policies, our environmental work in the regions, projects, analytical studies, capacity-building efforts, partnerships, and publications can all be found through the navigation buttons on the left.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /ESSD/envext.nsf/41ByDocName/Environment   (276 words)

 Africa Environment and Conservation on the Internet
ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome.
Reports on refugee camps in Kenya and on refugees and the environment in Kenya and Uganda.
He was a colonial administrator in Kenya in 1958 and has played a leading role in alerting the world to the loss of biodiversity.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/eco.html   (6557 words)

 -- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home page --
-- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home page --
A young Australian film maker, an Indian child combating water waste, a 13-year-old organizing clean-ups in Cameroon, and a teenage American recycler are among 700 children from around the world attending a...
© United Nations Environment Programme [ privacy policy
www.unep.org   (98 words)

 ACT on the Environment and Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We can't save the environment by going back to old technology and a closed economy.
Most of us are too busy working to do much directly to benefit the environment.
Ken Shirley, MP ACT's Environment and Conservation spokesman, Ken believes that informed, prosperous people and respect for private property are the keys to sound conservation methods.
www.act.org.nz /policy_environment.aspx   (416 words)

 Environment:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The OECD provides governments with the analytical basis to develop environmental policies that are effective and economically efficient, including through performance reviews, data collection, policy analysis, and projections.
Developing countries are particularly vulnerable because their economies are generally more dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources, and because they are less able to cope with the impacts of climate change.
OECD’s Environment Policy Committee (EPOC) adopted a new Strategic Vision in February 2006.
www.oecd.org /environment   (503 words)

The Bush administration is waging a virtual war on the environment enabling industries to decimate forests, divert water, pollute national parks, and release CO2 and toxins into the atmosphere.
This disregard for the environment reflects core values of the theocratic right, a movement strongly allied with big corporations.
The lifting of regulations by the Bush administration is devasting to the environment and public health.
www.theocracywatch.org /environment.htm   (4895 words)

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez led the U.S. delegation at the Global Earth Observation Summit February 16 in Brussels, Belgium, and presented the United States’ plan for an integrated U.S. Earth Observation system during the summit’s keynote speech.
Environment is a Player at the 2004 Olympic Games, U.N. Says, Aug. 12, 2004
The EC proposal is intended to regulate the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals and is commonly known as REACH.
www.useu.be /Categories/Evironment   (1026 words)

 GM - GMability: Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not only do internal combustion engines produce emissions and greenhouse gases, but in the process of building millions of vehicles per year, our manufacturing facilities produce emissions as well.
GM is addressing these challenges through technologies, partnerships, and process improvements.
GM is dedicated to protecting human health, natural resources and the global environment.
www.gm.com /company/gmability/environment   (242 words)

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