Archive for December 6th, 2017:

Hinkley Point’s Cardiff Bay toxic mud claim ‘alarmist’

Image copyright Getty Images Claims that 300,000 tonnes of mud due to be dumped off Cardiff Bay is toxic are “wrong, alarmist and go against all internationally-accepted scientific evidence”. Controversial plans to dispose of mud from the Hinkley Point C nuclear project are being scrutinised by members of the Welsh assembly. Campaigners want further testing.

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Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

Image caption The skeleton was discovered in the Sterkfontein caves One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of humankind’s ancestors has been unveiled in South Africa. A team spent more than 20 years excavating, cleaning and putting together the skeleton of Little Foot. Its exact age is debated, but South African scientists say the

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UN signals ‘end’ of throwaway plastic

Image copyright Getty Images The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya. They signed off a document stating that the flow of plastic into the ocean must be stopped. Scientists welcomed the statement, but were unhappy the agreement was only based in principle, with no

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