News in brief
“Children and Waste” campaign
In week 40 this year, all 5th Form pupils in Denmark could participate in the Ministry of the Environment’s “Clean Week” campaign. This included a competition with prizes and exciting educational material aimed at motivating the pupils to learn something about waste. The judges included Minister for the Environment Hans Chr. Schmidt and two popular TV hosts. The competition concerned producing the best Internet newspaper about waste. In order to be able to produce the newspaper, the pupils had to find out about the waste discarded wherever people are present. Why does one throw it away? What problems does this cause? And how can the problems be solved? September 30th was therefore designated as the “great waste collection day”, where the pupils had to go outdoors and collect waste. The Minster for the Environment went out waste collecting together with one of the schools. The educational material and all the newspapers are available in Danish at the campaign website http://www.mim.dk/renuge
The Minister has decided that the “Clean Week” campaign is to be repeated next year.
Further information: Frank Marcher, Danish EPA. Phone: +45 3266 0416. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus on hazardous waste
Waste management regulations can often be difficult to comprehend. Enterprises often face such questions as: How can we decide whether or not our waste is hazardous? Can we export it for processing abroad? And what information do we have to provide to the authorities? In order to help solve some of these problems the Danish EPA is going to holding two workshops on hazardous waste at which information will be provided on the ordinary obligations enterprises have as waste producers, how they can correctly classify their waste, and the regulations applying concerning the import and export of waste.
Further information: Anne Nielsen, Danish EPA. Phone: +45 3266 0254. E-mail: email@example.com
Satellite tracking of common and king eiders
July 2003 researchers from National Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and Canadian Wildlife Service captured 10 King Eiders and 16 Common Eiders in East Bay in North East Canada and equipped them with satellite transmitters. In September the NERI researchers and researchers from Greenland Institute of Natural Resources were heading for West Greenland, where further 10 King Eiders and 7 Common Eiders were captured at Disko Island and likewise equipped with satellite transmitters. The transmitters tell where the eiders are located, thereby giving the researchers important information on habitat use and migration of eiders in the area between Canada and Greenland. See where the eiders are right now at NERI’s homepage http://eider_tracking.dmu.dk
Further information: Anders Mosbech, NERI. Phone +45 4630 1934. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Archaean Processes and the Isua Greenstone Belt West Greenland
The 3.7-3.8 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt in West Greenland has been intensively studied by an international group of scientists in their search for Early Archaean processes. The work has been carried out under the Isua Multidisciplinary Research Project (IMRP) 1997–2001. Results from the project have been published in October in a Special Issue of the international journal Precambrian Research
Further information:Peter W.U. Appel, GEUS. Phone: +45 3814 2214. E-mail: email@example.com
See papers in: Early Archaean Processes and the Isua Greenstone Belt, West Greenland Precambrian Research Volume 126, Issues 3-4, Pages 173-394 (10 October 2003).
Subscribers to Elsevier Online can read the articles online.
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