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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

blog post image "Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday to prepare for a 400% rise in carbon dioxide prices after extending emergency state support to avert a shortage of poultry and meat triggered by soaring costs of wholesale natural gas." State support has been given to a key producer for a period of 3 weeks.

New Delta strain believed to have emerged among 53,000 revellers at Boardmasters festival

blog post image Almost 5,000 infections have been linked to the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall, and with half a million music lovers at even larger events over the Bank Holiday, officials fear revellers are being hit by a new strain of the Delta variant

Teen builds solar-powered tuk-tuk from scraps

blog post image Piranawan, 15, from Sri Lanka spent eight months of his Covid lockdown making his eco-friendly vehicle.

Major U.K. science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free to all

blog post image New policy brings UKRI-funded research in line with European open-access push

Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly | Commonwealth Fund

blog post image "How the 11 Countries Rank on Performance. The top-performing countries overall are Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia. The next three countries in the ranking — the U.K., Germany, and New Zealand — perform very similarly to one another." The UK was ranked #1 overall in 2017 - the last time this...

Visa-free touring granted for UK artists in 19 EU countries – while industry demands "honesty" from government

blog post image "The government has announced that visa-free touring has been negotiated for UK artists in 19 EU member countries" This is great news for musicians but also good to see that individual EU states also still have control over their borders (they always did). It will be great for us all to have freedom...

Sikh and Hindu ashes scattering site opens - BBC News

blog post image A dedicated site for ashes to be scattered into flowing water is officially opened in Cardiff.

Stonehenge tunnel campaigners win court battle

blog post image A judicial review into road works near the world heritage site finds for the campaigners.

England's 'freedom day' marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

blog post image Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'freedom day' ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging infections, warnings of supermarket shortages and his own forced self-isolation.

Turkey's plastics ban: Where does the UK send its waste now?

blog post image Turkey is due to ban most plastic waste sent from the UK, so tonnes of packaging will need a new home.

Brexit shrank UK services exports by £110bn, academics find

blog post image Research shows that financial services exports were hardest hit over four-year period

An approach to Bloom's taxonomy

blog post image Taking inspiration from Don Clark http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html this is another approach to Bloom's taxonomy. I've included a worked example in diabetes. Writing learning outcomes is core tool for instructional designers. My rule of thumb is to aim high.

Rame Head planning decision on 'iconic' coastal area quashed by High Court

blog post image High Court strikes down Cornwall Council's approval of building a house in a protected coastal area.

Germany declares U.K. a virus variant region

blog post image Germany's public health institute on Friday declared Britain and Northern Ireland a virus variant region, requiring anyone entering the country from the United Kingdom to quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

University of Northampton: The impact of COVID-19 on digital delivery - initial trend analysis

blog post image The speed and intensity of transitioning to mass online delivery of teaching has left in its wake a unique digital record, the patterns and trends of which reveal the story of the sector grappling to respond.

Watch a Jet Suit Pilot Fly Onto a Ship to Trial the Tech for Fighting Pirates

blog post image The jet suit is made by UK-based Gravity Industries, whose founder Richard Browning was himself in the Royal Marine Reserves for a time.

Royal Mail trials drone delivery to Isles of Scilly

blog post image The drones could be used to fly post to some of the most remote communities in the UK.

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) clinic to close

blog post image Hundreds of patients with a rare but debilitating syndrome are concerned for a clinic's future in Derriford.

Bank of England predicts rebound in the economy

blog post image "The Bank of England said Britain's economy would grow by the most since World War Two this year and slowed the pace of its trillion dollar bond-purchasing programme, but stressed it was not reversing its stimulus." Strong indications finally of a bounce back in the economy highlight the devastating...