• Millions of asthma A&E visits may have been caused by air pollution, UK study says

    Millions of asthma A&E visits may have been caused by air pollution, UK study says0

    By Joe Gammie, Press Association Millions of visits to accident and emergency for asthma every year across the globe may have been triggered by polluted air, according to a study. The research from George Washington University estimates that up to 33 million visits to emergency departments for asthma could have been caused by pollutants entering

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  • Plastic straws could be banned in a year

    Plastic straws could be banned in a year0

    By Aine Fox, Press Association Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds could be banned in a year’s time. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the Government’s plan to ban the items, which he said can devastate the world’s oceans and wildlife. The ban could be put in place at some stage between

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  • ClimACT meeting puts focus on sustainable education

    ClimACT meeting puts focus on sustainable education0

    The Minister with responsibility for the University, Gilbert Licudi, yesterday opened a two-day ClimACT project meeting which welcomed over 40 international delegates to the Rock. The ClimACT project investigates ways of embedding sustainable education as a whole-school approach by incorporating energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, green procurement, resources conservation and behavioural change. The three-year project has

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