Archive for November 26th, 2017:

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

Russia says a nuclear accident has not occurred on its territory despite “extremely high” traces of a radioactive isotope being found. Russia’s weather service acknowledged it had measured pollution of ruthenium-106 at 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains. It said there was no health risk. The announcement appeared to confirm a report by

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Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

Media captionBiałowieża is home to European bison, wolves, lynx and elks, among other rare species Europe’s top court has given Poland 15 days to prove it has complied with a court order to stop logging in Europe’s oldest forest or face fines of €100,000 ($118,000; £89,000) a day. The European Court of Justice said it

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Research money central to Budget

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Hammond was given a tour of the Crick Institute in London in October The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget. Mr Hammond said extra money for research announced last year would continue and be gradually increased. He also said that the government’s

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