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Spiez Laboratory Spiez Laboratory
07/ 05/ 2009
Spiez Laboratory is the Swiss institute for protection against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) threats and hazards.
A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World
06/ 05/ 2009
Countries move toward more sustainable ways to roll back malaria ahead of Millennium Development Goals
Geneva hosts Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 4 to 8 May Geneva hosts Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 4 to 8 May
30/ 04/ 2009
Ministers and officials from 150 governments are meeting this week to advance global efforts to rid the world of some of the most hazardous chemicals produced by humankind.
Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light
20/ 02/ 2009
A global crackdown on the poisonous pollutant mercury was agreed by environment ministers at the end of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council.
United States Proposes Decision on Mercury at 25 GC/GMEF United States Proposes Decision on Mercury at 25 GC/GMEF
16/ 02/ 2009
Thank you Mr. Chairman, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to express the views of the United States on this important issue, and I encourage other delegates to take this opportunity in the plenary to express their own views so we can carefully gauge the progress we may be able to make at this meeting prior to breaking into a contact group.
Golden Opportunity to Deal With Poisonous Quicksilver Pollution Golden Opportunity to Deal With Poisonous Quicksilver Pollution
15/ 02/ 2009
This month the world's environment ministers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya can take a landmark decision to lift a global health threat from the lives of literally hundreds of millions of people.
Promoting Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Chemical Industry in China Promoting Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Chemical Industry in China
19/ 09/ 2008
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company Limited (Dow) today signed a joint project document to collaborate on promoting chemical safety and emergency preparedness in the chemical industry in China.
Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2008 Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - 16 September 2008
15/ 09/ 2008
Market turmoil, economic downturns and talk of recession have historically spelt tough times for the environment.
Beijing Air Quality Improves on Day 4 of Olympic Games Beijing Air Quality Improves on Day 4 of Olympic Games
12/ 08/ 2008
Beijing's air quality significantly improved over the last two days, with the sky clearly visible today after rains on 10 and 11 August washed away the pollution across the city.
Give Beijing Some Breathing Space Give Beijing Some Breathing Space
08/ 08/ 2008
Real and hopefully long lasting achievements have been made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, the city as a whole; the government and the six provinces concerned.

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