Archive for November 28th, 2017:

EU settles dispute over major weedkiller glyphosate

Image copyright AFP Image caption Crop-spraying in Meteren, northern France: glyphosate can have a big impact on biodiversity EU countries have voted to renew the licence of glyphosate, a widely used weedkiller at the centre of environmental concerns. The proposal at the EU Commission’s Appeal Committee received 18 votes in favour and nine against, with

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Clean air target ‘could be met more quickly’

Image copyright Reuters Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says. Researchers say government projections of future NO2 are too pessimistic, because they ignore the latest real world data. They say cities may achieve roadside emissions standards several years earlier than

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Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The red kite (Milvus milvus) is declining throughout Europe The red kite has become more common in the past 30 years in the UK, thanks to conservation schemes. But, while numbers of the birds of prey are on the rise, scientists say human factors threaten to derail progress. Post-mortem

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