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  • Migratory birds, rutting stags and leaping salmon are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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  • Roads minister Jesse Norman says government could push councils to do more to fight pollution and inactive living

    The UK government could potentially consider providing subsidies for electric bicycles and electric cars as part of a concerted policy effort to get more people cycling, the roads minister, Jesse Norman, has said.

    With the UK facing health crises from pollution and inactive living, other plans could include using electric cargo bikes to deliver packages from internet retailers rather than vans, Norman told the Guardian.

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  • The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown

    Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I believe that climate breakdown takes third place, behind two issues that receive only a fraction of the attention.

    Related: Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

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  • Landmark study finds toxic air, water, soils and workplaces kill at least 9m people and cost trillions of dollars every year

    Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, which warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”.

    Toxic air, water, soils and workplaces are responsible for the diseases that kill one in every six people around the world, the landmark report found, and the true total could be millions higher because the impact of many pollutants are poorly understood. The deaths attributed to pollution are triple those from Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

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  • Met Office issues yellow warnings for wind across southern and western coast of England from Saturday morning

    Britain is braced for Brian, the second named storm of the season, which is forecast to bring 70mph winds and heavy rain that could cause coastal flooding in the south of England on Saturday.

    The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for wind across the whole of the southern and western coast of England from 4am on Saturday, with south-western areas expected to be among the worst affected.

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3 thoughts on “General News

AlexPosted on  1:24 am - Jun 10, 2016

Great place to get all my Green news!

CrowdLeaf (@Crowdleaf)Posted on  10:36 am - Oct 27, 2016

World to lose 2/3 of wild species by 2020. The world can’t wait.

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