Archive for July 5th, 2017:

Air pollution issues go back to court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monitors like this are used to measure air quality in London Air pollution is forcing the UK government back to court for the seventh time. The environmental legal group ClientEarth says minsters failed to conduct their recent public consultation on clean air properly. It also says the government’s pollution

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‘Brightest minds’ key to future science success

Image copyright Getty Images Diversity in research should be an early focus of the new umbrella organisation for UK science funding, according to the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson. He said it should look at “all the different facets at what makes for a diverse and resilient research system that optimises all the talents

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Raw waste water use on farms is ’50% higher’ than estimated

Image copyright Nana Kofi Acquah/IWMI Image caption Waste water is widely used in Ghana to irrigate farm land near big cities The global use of untreated waste water from cities to irrigate crops is much more widespread than previously estimated, says a new report. According to this updated assessment, nearly 30 million hectares are now

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