Flood threat to 45,000 Northern Ireland properties
17 January, 2019, 07:12
Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has announced a crackdown on emissions from the home as part of a wider push to reduce people's exposure to particulate matter which is considered the most damaging pollutant.
The new National Environmental Health Profile study is going to be a collaborative effort with the Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Board so the data can help control pollution.
"We must take strong, urgent action", environment minister Michael Gove said in a statement.
The proposed Clean Air Strategy will cut the costs of air pollution to society by £1.7 billion every year by 2020, rising to £5.3 billion every year from 2030.
"Thousands of lives are lost every year in the United Kingdom because the air we breathe contains unsafe particles", said Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation, adding the strategy need matching with legislative action. 'Our ambitious strategy includes new targets, new powers for local government and confirms that our forthcoming Environment Bill will include new primary legislation on air quality.
Under the new strategy the government will provide farmers with support to invest in infrastructure and equipment to reduce emissions and will work with industry to encourage low emission, holistic farming techniques.
Britain is also taking action to reduce air pollution from agriculture which is responsible for 88 percent of ammonia emissions.
Bangkok's air has become a "serious threat" to health as the levels of pollution caused by a smog cloud over the city soared and was in some parts eight times higher than safe level.
A government spokesman said junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered related agencies to inform people of the danger of ultrafine particles after Bangkok's air quality this past weekend again fell to "unhealthy" levels.
Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: "We welcome this Clean Air Strategy as a step in the right direction. Action to protect people's health must be a requirement, not a 'nice to have"'.
"In particular, it's good to see it includes proposals to improve access to air pollution information, something numerous patients we support ask for".
"The authorities still do not realise the real dangers of air pollution, as they are very unlike imminent threats to people such as disasters and diseases, which can kill people instantly", Rungsrit said.
In the Antarctic, the ice shelves extend from the land out over the water. "They seem to be more extensive than what we thought". Melting in West Antarctica and the Antarctica Peninsula account for about four-fifths of the ice loss.
When she began her return in earnest at Indian Wells last March, she said she felt far from being in peak playing condition. Serena famously wore a black tutu at the 2018 Australian Open, mixing in a mauve version as well.
Over the past decade, Iran has sent several short-lived satellites into orbit and in 2013 launched a monkey into space. He did not elaborate on what caused the failure, but promised that Iranian scientists would continue their work.
The NBA veteran was critical of Erdogan following the failed coup attempt in the Turkish capital of Ankara in 2016. Describing Mr Erdogan as "the Hitler of our century", he had said: "They've got a lot of spies".
If there's one silver lining to Trump's absurd Space Force proposal, it's that an Office reunion of sorts could be on the horizon. Netflix has signed on for a new comedy series named for President Donald Trump's plan for a space-defending military branch.
There was no immediate comment from the USA -led coalition on whether there were casualties among coalition forces. The attack comes less than a month after Trump announced that United States troops would withdraw from Syria.
Meghan Markle has been filling her time lately by visiting her new patronages that she chose at the beginning of the year. The Duchess was wearing a nude H&M dress that hugged her belly as well as an Armani coat and a pair of pumps.
Kerr is pulling for quarterback Jared Goff - "a good family friend", he said - and the Los Angeles Rams to get to the Super Bowl. The Warriors would finish the game with 21 made 3-pointers on the night, which proved to be disastrous for Denver.
The Interfax news agency later carried the Foreign Ministry's statement saying that Whelan's brother isn't in the Russian capital. At the time time of his arrest, Whelan had four passports - United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland.
Death ruling ramps up China-Canada tensions
China has since detained two Canadian businessman and now Canadian Robert Schellenberg is facing the death penalty. The Global Times editorial noted that China has executed "many foreign nationals" over drug smuggling.
British PM's Brexit deal rejected by MPs
The pound has risen after MPs voted to reject Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes. Corbyn urged lawmakers to defeat the government and trigger a national election .
Hold the phone: Motorola Razr is making a comeback
That's likely why Motorola is incorporating newer technology into the yet-to-be-released Razr, such as a folding screen. New reports say Lenovo will bring back the Motorola RAZR as a foldable phone with a flexible display.
NAIAS: Cadillac gives preview of EV crossover concept
While Tesla may have the crown for most well-known EV maker, there are lots of brands creeping in to take a share of the market. The EV is still nameless though GM says it is the first vehicle with the automaker's future EV platform.
Brexit vote defeat: What happens now?
A general election would "deepen divisions when we need unity , it would bring chaos when we need certainty ", Mrs May said . Jeremy Corbyn has called a vote of no confidence against the government - and it will take place today.
Trudeau reaches out to Ardern over China
Schellenberg was sentenced to death Monday, following a second trial in China for being an accessory to drug smuggling. Hua told reporters at a daily briefing Tuesday that China expresses "our strong dissatisfaction with this".
Turkey to set up Syria 'security zone' after Trump call
It was captured in two cross-border operations that Turkey has mounted since 2016 as part of its efforts to counter the YPG. In early 2018, Syrian rebels backed by Turkish military forces captured the YPG's northwestern enclave of Afrin.