Archive for August 5th, 2017:

Speed hump cuts ‘daft’, safety groups say

Image caption Seven road safety organisations have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove about the plans Ripping up speed humps to combat air pollution is “daft and irresponsible”, road safety campaigners have said. They are writing to ministers to warn that removing speed bumps will actually increase danger to children. The government said it would

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Caterpillars turned into ‘exploding zombies’ by bug

Image copyright Dr Chris Miller Image caption Dr Miller said he found small scraps of caterpillar skin on branches Caterpillars are being killed by a bug which turns them into “exploding zombies”, a wildlife expert has said. Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Wildlife Trust said the skins of insects have been found on Winmarleigh Moss,

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Extreme weather ‘could kill up to 152,000 a year’ in Europe by 2100

Image copyright AFP Image caption Heat waves will cause most weather-related deaths if measures are not taken, the study says Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say. The number is 50 times more deaths than reported

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