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Theresa May shrugs off Heathrow air pollution warnings amid Tory revolt

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the decision was the "right thing for the whole country", but accepted it would be hard for those living near the airport

Theresa May has insisted Heathrow Airport can be expanded without breaching legal limits on air pollution as she sought to head off a damaging revolt from grassroots Tories.

12:13am Wednesday 26 October 2016

Study links blood pressure risk to traffic noise

The European Heart Journal study found traffic noise was associated with an increase in hypertension cases

People living near noisy roads could have a bigger risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

12:14am Tuesday 25 October 2016

Clean energy call amid claims coal 'undermines climate and development goals'

The paper calls for governments to stop supporting coal expansion, including through development finance

Claims that coal is needed to help people in developing countries out of poverty have been challenged by campaigners.

12:12am Tuesday 25 October 2016

Clark unveils £4m plan to boost number of electric trucks in UK

The Government hope a new scheme will encourage more firms to switch to electric vans and trucks

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out a £4 million plan to boost the number of electric vehicles on the UK's roads as he met Japanese automotive chiefs in an effort to reassure them about Brexit.

11:57am Saturday 22 October 2016

Campaigners fight Government over 'failure to tackle air pollution crisis'

ClientEarth says it is going back to court to fight the Government over its continuing 'failure to tackle the national air pollution crisis'

A new legal challenge starts against the Government today over air pollution levels.

7:49am Tuesday 18 October 2016

Air pollution and vitamin D deficiency linked to dementia

Air pollution is one of the environmental factors that may be associated with dementia

Air pollution, unpure water and vitamin D deficiency are all included in a shortlist of environmental risk factors for dementia.

4:32am Wednesday 12 October 2016

New Heathrow runway wouldn't flout pollution laws, study suggests

The independent study is said to have measured poisonous nitrogen dioxide levels using 40 sensors in and around Heathrow

Research has suggested a new runway could be built at Heathrow without breaking pollution laws, it has been reported.

7:57am Thursday 6 October 2016

Cornish cod may need to learn Scouse in order to attract a mate, scientists fear

Cod use their swim bladders to make noises that establish territories and attract mates

Scientists are attempting to discover if Cornish cod moving north with climate change will be able to understand the accents of their Scouse counterparts.

8:00am Wednesday 5 October 2016

Parky at the Pictures (In Cinemas 20/10/2016)

Reviews of Au Nom De Ma Fille (aka Kalinka); Phantom Boy; Sonita; In Pursuit of Silence; and Atomic - Living in Dread and Promise

7:30am Thursday 20 October 2016

Fish pass helps salmon head up River Tyne to spawn

It's a once-in-a-lifetime journey for the salmon

Tens of thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn.

8:47am Wednesday 19 October 2016
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