An inmate who was released in error Thursday, Dec. 13, from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside, is back in custody. Guy Rudolph Beaudoin turned himself into the courthouse on Spring Garden Road, today, Dec. 14. A full investigation surrounding the circumstances of the release is underway. -30-
The report, entitled “China: Air, Land and Water – Environmental Priorities for a New Millennium,” points to three areas of success: broad-based and absolute reduction in industrial air and water pollutant emissions during the second half of the 1990s; the reversal of deforestation through massive investments in reforestation and afforestation; and the reversal of secondary salinization in irrigation areas through major control and prevention programmes.”These achievements are arguably unprecedented in any country at China’s state of economic development,” said Yukon Huang, the Bank’s Country Director for China. “Yet,” he added, “the battle is not even close to being won – environmental challenges are likely to get far greater and more complex over the next 10 years and the Government will have to re-orient its approach if it wants to make further progress.”The report, prepared by a World Bank team and assisted by technical specialists from 10 Chinese research institutes, universities and other organizations, reviews the state of the environment, assesses the effectiveness of the Government’s environmental protection work over the last 10 years, and makes recommendations on how to address the new challenges which will face the country in the near future.Among its proposals, the report urges moving from the current approach of mainly fixing the harmful effects of other development decisions to a more proactive strategy aimed at avoiding or minimizing the adverse environmental effects of development in the first place.