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The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC (commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS ) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union . [ 1 ] The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste .
Mention the words "industry" and "pollution," and most people probably think along the lines of coal-fired power plants and pesticide-slathered mega-farms.
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Just a quick note that we’ve scheduled some spring Aquaponics Workshops in Sydney , which are 2 days of intensive aquaponics how-to and why-to with Charlie Bacon (Ecolicious) + Nick Ritar (Milkwood). While the basics of Aquaponics can be quite simple, there’s a lot of ways to do it in a way that enhances growing conditions for both fish and plants while still adhering to permaculture principles, which ensures you don’t end up with an input-heavy system disguised as a closed-loop one.
Getting fatter all time - America is currently leading the pack for obesity but the rest of the world is catching up. Picture: File Source: AFP
Environmental critics are calling for a major review of pipeline safety in Alberta after the province experienced a third large oil spill in a month. About 230,000 litres of heavy crude oil spilled from a pumping station on an Enbridge Inc. pipeline onto farmland, Alberta’s oil and gas regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), said Tuesday.
11 June 2012 Last updated at 23:01 GMT By Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News We will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to meet the demands of the world's massively expanding population, according to the United Nations Imagine a world of spiralling food prices, water shortages and soaring energy costs.
There has been no announcement of the devastating decision to stop studying the natural world, but the evidence is piling up that such a decision has been taken. It is no secret that Stephen Harper is uninterested in science. One of his first decisions was to unburden himself of the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister.
This summer, Microsoft is launching a new green energy initiative in which all of the company's direct operations, "including data centers, software development labs, air travel, and office buildings," will go carbon neutral.
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