Dirtiest fuels get the chop to clean up log burners
17 January, 2019, 07:12
The ambitious new strategy to clean up our air and save lives cites air pollution as one of the biggest threats to public health in the United Kingdom, behind only cancer, obesity and heart disease.
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 authorities must ensure clean air for everyone, or at least they should improve their strategies to protect people from air pollution and raise public awareness on this unsafe threat to their health".
The strategy also contains plans to reduce ammonia emissions from farming, with a requirement for low emissions farming techniques and plans to regulate to minimise pollution from the use of fertilisers.
We are committed to making sure that future agriculture schemes mean farmers businesses can work in harmony with the natural environment and ensure wildlife can be enjoyed by future generations.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has urged those living in the Thai capital, Bangkok, to stay indoors as the city's air pollution reached unsafe levels.
Mr Attavanich said the country would face billions of baht in additional health costs unless the severe air pollution was tackled.
"We must take strong, urgent action", environment minister Michael Gove said in a statement.
In February 2018, the government was defeated for the third-time running in the High Court ClientEarth over its air pollution plans.
Local authorities are cleaning the busiest roads with gallons of water and will spray water over the sky of greater Bangkok to try producing artificial rain.
Environmental health expert Sonthi Kotchawat has warned that PM2.5 is harmful because its very fine dust particles are small enough to pass through a person's lungs and enter the bloodstream.
Readings taken by 10 air quality stations around Bangkok showed PM2.5 levels in the city ranged between 70 and 100 µg/m³, the Bangkok Post reported.
"However, we're disappointed that it doesn't include a clear commitment to adopt the World Health Organization limits for particulate matter pollution in the upcoming Environment Bill".
Breathing dirty air is associated with a host of health problems, from asthma to cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, and all too often it is the most vulnerable - children, older people and those from poorer backgrounds - who are hit hardest.
President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov told a briefing after a journalist if Trump was a Russian agent. Lavrov said Whelan's brother has visited Moscow and has been briefed about the prison conditions.
I was actually insane ". 'I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn't do, ' she recalled. The source did not offer details about the 20-year-old's condition or mention where she was staying.
He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from jail the same day he was arrested, according to the Dallas Morning-News. For his career, Wetteland has a remarkable 330 saves (15th all time) and an impressive 2.97 earned-run average.
India paced their reply with Kohli at the helm and, despite his dismissal, Dhoni took over to complete the win. But both perished in the 48th over and Australia scored just 15 more runs as their innings fell away.
The thousands of correspondences I have received in recent weeks over Brexit are clear: no one supports the Government's deal . That lack of firm legal assurance is unlikely to convince Brexiteer opponents to vote for May's deal.
He has recently starred in Welcome to Marwen , Beautiful Boy , and voiced the character Gru in the Despicable Me movies. Carrell, of course, played Dunder Mifflin Scranton Regional Manager Michael Scott for The Office's first seven seasons.
Kanter himself was charged with "insulting" Erdogan after posting a series of critical tweets about the Turkish leader in 2017. Kanter announced earlier this month he would not travel to London with the team because he feared he could be assassinated .
The phone could potentially go on the market as early as February and will reportedly be available exclusively at Verizon stores. Lenovo only plans to manufacture about 200,000 units of the next-generation Razr, The Wall Street Journal reports.
She angered some Democrats by quickly calling for Senator Al Franken's resignation after he faced sexual harassment charges. Kirsten Gillibrand held her first press conference this morning as a 2020 presidential candidate in her home state of NY .
China's December exports unexpectedly fell 4.4 percent from a year earlier, with demand in most of its major markets weakening. Beyond the tariffs battle with the U.S., China's economy has been facing its own domestic headwinds.
Eagles: Carson Wentz, not Nick Foles, is our quarterback
And if Foles gets franchised, signs the tag and the Eagles can't move him, they'd be paying their backup quarterback $25 million. The Philadelphia Eagles were recently eliminated from the postseason after a 20-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints .
Madison Keys advances to 2nd round of Australian Open
Despite 2014 Wimbledon finalist Bouchard slipping down the rankings to 79, she said she was not taking her lightly. She looked her dominant self after overpowering the German tennis player, 6-0, 6-2, in Melbourne .
New Ghostbusters film being developed
Can it capture the pop culture the way that original movie did in 1984? This installment will not be connected to the 2016 movie. I also really don't like the idea of "teen Ghostbusters ", at all.
Syria's questionable spot-kick against Socceroos
Arnold will be pleased to have got through but his team will have to perform much better if they are to go deep in the tournament. Trailing Australia 2-1, Syria were awarded a spot-kick in the 78th minute for an apparent foul on Omar Al Somah in the box.
Ex-NFL player sacks peeping Tom outside daughter's window
A man was arrested Monday morning after police say he was accused of peeping through the windows of a Wellington home. Cassidy denied any wrongdoing, and said that he was simply walking around the area after his vehicle had broken down.
Ice from Antarctica melting at a rapid pace
The team was able to discern that between 1979 and 1990, Antarctica shed an average of 40 billion tons of ice mass annually. Sea levels could rise by "metres" because Antarctic ice is melting six times as quickly as before, scientists have warned.