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The Environmental Costs of Aviation, November 2003
Published Saturday, November 1, 2003 | POSTnotes POST-PN-207
This briefing examines the basis for the Government’s estimates of environmental costs of aviation and how these could be used in policy decisions related to airport expansion and environmental regulation.
High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000-01)
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2001 | Commons Briefing papers RP01-20
High Hedges Bill (Bill 13 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/20.
The control of high hedges
Published Thursday, March 25, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-35
The control of high hedges. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/35.
Agriculture and the Environment
Published Wednesday, June 24, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-70
Agriculture and the Environment. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/70.
Published Monday, June 1, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-63
Bovine Tuberculosis. House of Commons Research Paper 98/63.
Acid Rain Agreements
Published Wednesday, November 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-47
This POSTnote looks at the implications of UK options for reducing sulphur dioxide emissions, one of the main causes of ‘acid rain’. .
Published Saturday, July 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-45
This note examines knowledge of the fate of Chernobyl radioactivity and its implications.
Carbon dioxide targets
Published Thursday, April 1, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-42
This POSTnote looks at current and future trends in UK CO2 emissions and how the commitment for 2000 might be met. POSTnote 42. POST. 1993.
Oil Spill Clean-up
Published Sunday, January 24, 1993 | POSTnotes POST-PN-39
This POSTnote reviews oil spill clean-up technology, its limitations and issues raised
Published Sunday, March 1, 1992 | POSTnotes POST-PN-33
This POSTnote examines recent scientific findings and how they may influence policies on global warming. POSTnote 33. POST. 1992.
Published Wednesday, May 1, 1991 | POSTnotes POST-PN-25
This POSTnote examines the underlying trends in global population, the reasons for them, their implications and related issues. POSTnote 25. POST. 1991.