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28 Articles by Andy Chrysostomou

European Union Set For Conflict Over GM Corn

The European Union (EU) environmental commissioner Stavros Dimas has proposed an EU-wide ban on the planting of Bt corn, a genetically modified form of corn. Bt corn is genetically modified to mimic the toxin made by the naturally occurring bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. This toxin will not only kill the pests ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

New UK Coal-Fired Power Station Gets Local Approval

The first coal-fired power station to be built in the UK for 30 years has cleared the first planning hurdle. Medway Council in Kent has given its approval to Eon to build the £1 billion Kingsnorth power station, consisting of two supercritical coal fired units. Eon is a German-owned gas ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in January 2008, about Coal & Oil, Politics & Government, Weather

2007: A Bad Year for the Environment

Politicians are good at talking about climate change, and their efforts to control the rise in global temperatures. Here in the UK we have a government that talks big on reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, but delivers little in reality. The same is probably true of many political ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in December 2007, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Politics & Government, Weather

Tropics Expanding Faster Than Predicted

A study published on Sunday 2nd December in the journal Nature Geoscience is warning that the tropical belt around the centre of the Earth (the equatorial region) is expanding both northwards and southwards at an alarming rate. The pace of expansion far exceeds any of the current climate change computer ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in December 2007, about Climate Change

Make A Difference - Support The EU Pesticide Ruling Amendments

The European Parliament is due to vote on 23rd October on a number of amendments to new legislation to regulate the use of pesticides in the European Union. Although the European Commission is introducing the bill, the amendments are still to be agreed. The amendments in question were initiated by ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in October 2007, about Agriculture & Food, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

U.S. Power Company Has to Pay to Clean-Up its Act

Following an eight-year legal battle, American Electric Power Co (AEP) has agreed to spend $4.6 billion to reduce the emissions from its power plants, just before a six-week trial was due to start in Columbus Ohio. The lawsuit was originally brought against AEP in 1999 by the Environment Protection ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in October 2007, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife

Is the Arctic Heatwave a Sign the Earth has gone Past the Climate Change Tipping Point?

Back in June, a paper entitled ‘Climate Change and Trace Gases’ was published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society warning that the Earth is rapidly approaching a ‘tipping point’ beyond which climate change would become uncontrollable. The paper was written by six of the USA’s leading climate ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in October 2007, about Climate Change

France to Start a Green Revolution?

The former French President, Jacques Chirac, was quoted as saying: Soon will come a day when climate change escapes all control. We are on the verge of the irreversible. Faced with this emergency, the time is not for half-measures. The time is for a revolution: a revolution of our awareness ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in October 2007, about Politics & Government, Weather

Corporate Response to Climate Change

The corporate world has never been the environment’s friend, but now at least some of the world’s biggest corporations are taking positive steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) fifth annual report, 76% of the 383 FTSE 500 companies that ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in September 2007, about Consumerism, Industry & Business

Massachusetts Cape Wind Project

Later on this autumn, the U.S. Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) is scheduled to release a draft report on the environmental impact of the Cape Wind project. The Cape Wind project is an ambitious plan to build a wind farm consisting of 130 wind turbines off the ... keep reading

Written by Andy Chrysostomou in September 2007, about Clean Technologies (1 comment)

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