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Are they safe or are they toxic? The debate continues as the US tries to oppose Europe s efforts to ban toys containing PVC

The Sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, is several times hotter than the surface. This remains one of the major mysteries of our solar system. A team of researchers led by Richard Harrison,

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an independent scientific and technical body under the sponsorship of UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) which provides the

Changes in the ocean's carbon cycle as a result of the greenhouse effect are already under way, says a climatologist. As carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) dissolves in water, the oceans could dampen global

Nations seemed to be in a frenzy about the need to begin trading in the atmosphere. The most striking feature about Bonn was the horde of corporate executives with their multinational briefcases ready to start buying and selling pollution rights.

"Meaningful participation' is being defined in many ways, depending on the interests of the party involved. One such approach is to use the (cdm). • The purpose of the cdm is not to

The Costa Rican government has recently agreed to swap its tropical rainforest with a Nebraska-based power company, Tenaska Inc. The deal would mean that the us power utility would pay the Costa

The Kyoto protocol provides that industrialised countries can agree to invest in carbon efficient projects in each other's territory. The first such deal, post-Kyoto, has been struck between two

Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol says that the conference of parties (COP) shall define the relevant guidelines for emission trading. But without waiting for the COP to define principles, emissions

Two weeks of discussions on the Kyoto Protocol on climate change have just ended. But core problems remain. The world’s worst polluters are still scotfree. It is business as usual for industrialised nations. A report from Bonn