The Chernobyl disaster will continue and nobody will ever know the true extent of the damage to people and the environment. However, we do know enough to completely reject the slightest risk of this happening again!
Germany has released a draft national allocation plan (NAP) for the second round of the EU's carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS), 2008-2012. By the end of June all EU member states must forward their final draft NAPs to the European Commission.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident, on 26 April 1986, Rebecca Harms on behalf of the Greens/Efa Group in the European Parliament and Greenpeace are organising a photo exhibition (also online) in the EP from 18-21 April 2006.
Twenty years after the nuclear disaster, an independent scientific evaluation of health and environmental effects provides critical analysis of a recent report of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organisation.
Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F-Gases) are very damaging climate gases that are covered by the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. F-gases are used in many applications such as in refrigeration, air conditioning, fire-fighting, electrical transmission systems and various industry processes.