UK waste incinerators three times as likely to be in deprived areas

The huge increase in the use of incinerators comes despite political support for burning waste falling away. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on the government to stop permitting the building of what he calls “archaic” polluting waste incinerators. Khan is opposing the building of an incinerator in Bexley, which he says will […]

Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK

Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace UK, said selling the pesticides was “exploitative hypocrisy” and urged ministers to end the practice. “The UK is at the heart of a European pesticide scandal that allows chemical giants to flood other countries – many of them poorer nations – with toxic chemicals on a major scale,” he […]

Bosnia war veteran, 61, with PTSD says picking up fishing rod saved his life

Steve was sectioned, received therapy, and took medication, but little seemed to work. He considered suicide. “Twice I sat up on the railway line. I didn’t want to end my life, but I wanted the pain to go away,” he admits. Only thought of his younger brother stopped him.

Don’t shut down UK again, experts warn Boris – despite PM’s fears of second coronavirus wave

And on Tuesday, another 119 Covid-related deaths were recorded in the UK – the same day the quarantine for Spain was extended to the country’s Balearic and Canary islands, where case numbers are lower.

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

“We think that Jupiter may not have formed where it is today, and if it formed further away or closer in – that tells us a lot about how the Solar System in general formed. Because when we look at planets around other stars we see quite a menagerie of possibilities.”

Juno peers below Jupiter’s clouds

The structures are very different from those seen at Saturn’s poles, for example, and the team will have to explain why. It is also not clear at this stage how long-lived they are. Will they dissipate much faster than the storms at lower latitudes, which in some cases – as with the famous Great Red […]

Behold Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter is 11 times wider than Earth and 300 times more massive It takes 12 Earth years to orbit the Sun; a ‘day’ is 10 hours long In composition it resembles a star; it’s mostly hydrogen and helium Under pressure, the hydrogen assumes a state similar to a metal This ‘metallic hydrogen’ could be the […]

Monsanto weedkiller faces recall from Europe’s shops after EU fail to agree deal

It could also go over the heads of the EU states and independently reauthorise glyphosate as a draft measure. The EU president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that he opposes doing this and officials doubt it will happen, although the procedure has been used to approve GM crops for import. A short-term license might also be […]

People left ‘struggling to breathe’ and beach shut after chemical spill in Cornish tourist hotspot

A police spokesperson said said they had received reports of at least one person struggling to breathe linked to the possible chemical spill about 9.45am.

The mothers secretly working as sex workers

What is the law in the UK? It is legal to sell and buy sex in all of the UK except for Northern Ireland, where it is illegal to pay for sex However, many sex work related activities are criminalised These include soliciting sex and keeping a brothel Between 2014 and 2015 there were 456 […]