Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 43 Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
Experts at the Universities in Yale and Columbia, have combined 21 different environmental indications in 146 countries, and from these results made a list over which countries are the cleanest.
Among the things they have looked at are water and air pollution in the different countries.
Finland has been announced the winner of this test, mainly due to the environmental politics the country has, and also because of the low density in the population, say the researchers.
The Top 5 list is:
At the bottom of the list are countries like Tawian, Turkmenistan, Iraq, and Uzbekistan.
The group of researchers claim they are not looking to make the worlds leaders look bad as a result of this test, but they know it will affect them one way or another.
Britain and Tony Blair will not be happy with their position in 66th place on the list. USA are in 45th place.
The researchers are encouraging Britain and the US to compare their results with countries that are natural to compare with. They claim Britain could learn a lot from countries like Japan and Germany, which are both heavily populated and industrialized countries, but which despite this are high up on the list.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4135 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2645 times:
I'm not too surpised by the U.S. ranking. There are some areas which look exceptionally clean, but then you take a trip into LA on a hot day or New Jersey on any day -D) and you can see how the US gets this ranking.
I was surprised though that India got 101, higher than China.
"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
Greaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
What does Singapore so with all it's rubbish? I have heard that Singapore pays Malaysia to take it away, but I don't know if it is true.
Actually, they dump their trash (of which cant be burnt in their incinerators) on their 'islands'. It is interesting to note Singapore consists of a group of islands, most of which really small, but they dump their junk on one or two of them, i.e trash island.
Keno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
Singapore might have super clean streets because of their infamous $500 fine for littering, but this ranking also takes into consideration of air pollution & other environmental issues. Too many cars in a densely populated island, southeast Asia's largest petroleum refinery centre & one of world's busiest airports can't possibly have the cleanest air to breath in!
Sebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3713 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
To generalize, my experience is that the more you go on the North, the cleaner it is.
Sometimes I miss Scandinavia for that. My area is clean (Strasbourg is not really French ), but when I go in shoutern France, I'm always disgusted by the local manners to drop everything in the streets. In Paris, as well as some parts of Strasbourg, the hell is the number of dog shits ! One day I will start to eliminate these walking shit factories.