Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Earth Science News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



FROTH AND BUBBLE
British government loses court case over air pollution plans
by Staff Writers
London (AFP) April 27, 2017


Britain's government must publish proposals to tackle air pollution months earlier than it wanted, a top court ruled Thursday, saying the plans cannot be delayed until after June's general election.

Moves to address illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution -- largely caused by diesel emissions -- must be unveiled by May 9, a High Court judge said, drawing praise from campaigners.

"We're delighted with today's decision. We have said that this is a public health issue and not a political issue," Anna Heslop, clean air lawyer for ClientEarth, which brought the case against the government, told AFP.

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace also welcomed the verdict, saying the court had "called out the government on its underhand dodging of the air pollution crisis".

But lawyers representing the government maintained that such publication would drop a "controversial bomb" as voters head to the polls for the election called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The High Court had initially demanded the government publish its plan by April 24, but ministers applied to the courts for the release to be postponed until September 15, due to the June poll.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said on Thursday that the government "will consider the judgement and decide what to do next".

Air pollution contributes to the deaths of more than 40,000 people per year in Britain, according to official figures, with nitrogen dioxide a particular problem.

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Morocco seizes 420 tonnes of plastic bags in year since ban
Rabat (AFP) April 26, 2017
Moroccan authorities have seized more than 420 tonnes of plastic bags in the year since the entry into force of a law prohibiting their use, the government said Wednesday. With the legislation dubbed "zero mika", or zero plastic in Arabic, Morocco became one of the first countries in Africa to impose a total ban on plastic bags, along with Rwanda. During the year, "more than 421 tonnes o ... read more

Related Links
Our Polluted World and Cleaning It Up


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Engineers shine light on deadly landslide

24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes

Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Penn researchers quantify the changes that lightning inspires in rock

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

MIT engineers manipulate water using only light

NIST method sees through concrete to detect early-stage corrosion

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidity may change crucial marine process

Humans threaten 'fossil' groundwater: study

In Mexico City, water a rare commodity

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Warm winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

New atlas provides highest-resolution imagery of the Polar Regions seafloor

Researchers solve the century-old mystery of Blood Falls

Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse

FROTH AND BUBBLE
China-bound illegal donkey hide haul seized in Pakistan

When Nature vents her wrath on grapes

Rivers of blood orange: Juice floods Russian town

A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

FROTH AND BUBBLE
6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGS

New model could help predict major earthquakes

Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions

NASA Study Challenges Long-held Tsunami Formation Theory

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Congolese plantation sprouts art centre to help the poor

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack

Morocco, US stage joint military exercise

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

New paper claims humans were in California 130,000 years ago

Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes

Indonesian hobbit evolved from African ancestor




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement