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More Summit Stories, Korean Typhoon and Ocean Protection

Date : 6th September 2002, Source : ENS



PEOPLE DEMAND PROGRESS, MBEKI TELLS WORLD LEADERS

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 2, 2002 (ENS) - Agreements made over the past week should enable world leaders gathering in South Africa to emerge from the World Summit on Sustainable Development with a concrete plan of action that will give meaning to the summit's theme - People, Planet and Prosperity, South African President Thabo Mbeki said today.

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JOHANNESBURG STRUGGLES TO SUPPLY WATER AND SANITATION

By Alexandru R. Savulescu

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 2, 2002 (ENS) - As in many cities in the developing world, access to water is not an issue in Johannesburg. Distribution is.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-02-03.asp

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SUMMIT: ART ACTION URGES CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 2, 2002 (ENS) - A giant installation of sculpture and sound called "Hear Our Voice" was unveiled Sunday at the World Summit on Sustainable Development to illustrate the need for governments to introduce binding rules for multinational corporations.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-02-02.asp

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KOREAN PENINSULA SWEPT BY DEADLY TYPHOON

SEOUL, South Korea, September 2, 2002 (ENS) - Korean emergency workers have began efforts to recover from Saturday's Typhoon Rusa, the worst storm to hit Korea in 43 years. Korean weather forecasters say another typhoon is forming offshore and could strike the peninsula later this week.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-02-04.asp

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FORD OF EUROPE TO PULLS PLUG ON THINK CAR

OSLO, Norway, September 2, 2002 (ENS) - Under severe financial pressure in its American heartland, Ford Motor Company is pulling the plug on its Norway based electric vehicle division, Th!nk. Friday's announcement marks the latest in a series of reverses for electric cars - General Motors and Honda both stopped making them three years ago, and most industry efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions are now focused on other technologies.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-02-04.asp

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SUMMIT: PLAN OF ACTION APPROVED

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 3, 2002 (ENS) - Negotiators for 191 countries attending the World Summit on Sustainable Development have agreed upon a Plan of Action to alleviate poverty and conserve the Earth's natural resources. Summit delegates are expected to adopt the action plan, with a political declaration, at the conclusion of the summit on Wednesday.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-03-03.asp

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WORLD PETROLEUM EXECS PONDER SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, September 3, 2002 (ENS) - Executives of the world's largest oil and gas companies gathered here for the 17th World Petroleum Congress are, for the first time, debating the issue of corporate social responsibility in the oil industry.

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OCEAN PROTECTION BEGINS FAR INLAND

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 3, 2002 (ENS) - Drawing on a new emphasis on the interrelationships between ecosystems, the United States is preparing to launch a new initiative that aims to protect ocean ecosystems by cleaning up land based sources of pollution. The White Water to Blue Water initiative was announced Monday at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in South Africa.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-03-06.asp

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CONSUMER SAMPLES INPLICATE ARSENIC TREATED WOOD

By Cat Lazaroff

WASHINGTON, DC, September 3, 2002 (ENS) - Independent testing of arsenic treated wood shows that the public remains at risk from high levels of arsenic leaching out of pressure treated wood in older decks, playsets and picnic tables, shows a new report based on samples collected by consumers across the nation. The report contradicts reassurances offered earlier in the year by the federal government and the wood products industry.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-03-07.asp

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FUTURE GRIM FOR WORLD'S GREAT APES

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 3, 2002 - Less than 10 percent of the habitat now inhabited by the great apes of Africa will be left undisturbed by 2030 if road building, mining camps and other infrastructure developments continue at current levels says a new report to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

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SUMMIT ADOPTS ACTION PLAN WRAPPED IN CONTROVERSY

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - The 10 day United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development concluded today with commitments by governments and the private sector to improve the lives of people living in poverty and to reverse the degradation of the global environment. But young people and environmental NGOs expressed disappointment and anger that some wealthy nations and industries did not allow greater progress on the road to sustainable development.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-04-10.asp

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U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE BOOED, JEERED AT SUMMIT

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - Interrupted by repeated heckling, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell attempted to convince heads of state and government and leaders of nongovernmental organizations today at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that U.S. policies are in the best interest of planet Earth.

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SUMMIT: PARLIAMENTARIANS THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

By Amy Shatzkin

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - Lawmakers from around the world meeting here as part of the World Summit on Sustainable Development urged their counterparts to develop concrete legislation at the national level to accomplish global goals embodied in the Johannesburg Action Plan and Agenda 21, the program agreed at the Rio Earth Summit 10 years ago.

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GREENPEACE PROTESTS INACTION AT WORLD SUMMIT

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - Unhappy with how world leaders were addressing environmental issues at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, activists from Greenpeace have spent the past two weeks protesting at a variety of sites in South Africa and around the globe. Today, the final official day of the summit, Greenpeace targeted the oil industry in South Africa and Austria.

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FAREWELL SUMMIT DINNER ROCKS THE CIVIC STAGE

By Lucille Davie

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - The performers on Tuesday night at the Nelson Mandela Theatre at the Civic Theatre had their backs to the auditorium. Not because they were being unfriendly, but because their audience was on the stage.

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U.S. EPA LINKS DIESEL EMISSIONS TO LUNG CANCER

WASHINGTON, DC, September 4, 2002 (ENS) - Breathing exhaust fumes from diesel engines may raise a person's risk of developing lung cancer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has concluded. The agency's new report provides new ammunition for supporters of stricter emissions regulations for on and off road diesel engines, environmental groups said.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-04-06.asp

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SUDDEN OAK DEATH STRIKES CALIFORNIA REDWOODS, FIRS

BERKELEY, California, September 5, 2002 (ENS) - Sudden Oak Death, a swimming, two-tailed fungus that has killed tens of thousands of California oaks since 1995, has been discovered on California redwoods and Douglas firs.

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RUSSIANS JAILED OVER BLACK SEA AMMONIA TERMINAL

VOLNA, Krasnodar, Russia, September 5, 2002 (ENS) - Environmental activists protesting the construction of an ammonia terminal by the world's biggest ammonia exporter were beaten and arrested by police who broke up their blockade of Togliattiazot Corporation offices in the southwest Russian town of Volna.

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GABON PRESERVES 10 PERCENT OF LAND FOR PARKS

NEW YORK, New York, September 5, 2002 (ENS) - A full 10 percent of the land mass of the African country of Gabon will be set aside for a system of national parks, the nation's government announced Wednesday. Gabon, which had no national park system until this week, contains some of the most pristine tropical rainforests on earth, home to gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants and a host of other wildlife.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/sep2002/2002-09-05-06.asp

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SPARKS FLY AT HEARING ON BUSH FIRE PLAN

By Cat Lazaroff

WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2002 (ENS) - Fire experts, environmentalists and politicians faced off today in House subcommittee hearings over newly introduced legislation to enact the president's so called "Healthy Forests Initiative." While nearly all the speakers agreed that some forest thinning will be needed to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires in the nation's forests, there was little agreement on how that thinning should be achieved.

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EUROPE FACES UP TO CHLORINE MERCURY LEGACY

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 6, 2002 (ENS) - The European Union faces a bill of up to 330 million euros to dispose safely of excess mercury stocks as it phases out an obsolete method of chlorine production, a new report from the European Commission warns. The duration of the phaseout is disputed, but it will be "at least a decade" before the last plant closes down, the commission says.

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URANIUM MINE IN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PARK DEAD

SYDNEY, Australia, September 6, 2002 (ENS) - Aboriginal people and environmentalists are challenging mining giant Rio Tinto to abandon a proposed uranium mine in the heart of an Australian national park, after aborigines made it clear that they oppose the project.

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