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Richard Loizou, Richard Roberts and Simon Roscoe Blevins

Judge who jailed fracking protestors linked to oil and gas industry

Article submitted by Gabriel Otwerah At a time when environmental issues are getting alarmingly acute, a judge with a conflict of interest sentenced three fracking activists to prison for public nuisance. Some may be disconcerted to note that this is the first time environmental protesters getting jailed in the UK since 1932. It is even more alarming that the judge[Read More…]

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

NHS accused of piling up body parts in waste breach

Article submitted by Peter Njogu The Environmental Agency (EA) has launched an investigation into the breach of permits by the National Health Service (NHS). The news emerged after it was discovered that human body parts were piled up at disposal sites that deal with clinical waste in England. The Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) is contracted by the NHS to deal[Read More…]

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Smart meters give energy giants unlimited power over customers

Energy giants could use smart meters to cut switch off the power to their customers homes to force them to pay their bills, it has been revealed. Suppliers have the capacity to switch the new digital devices to a pre-payment setting without visiting the house. This would force the homeowner to top up their account before they use any gas[Read More…]

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis may reduce heart attacks

Pomegranate juice and propolis (bee glue) can significantly improve heart health, according to new research. Indeed, a study by African scientists showed that a combination of the two can indeed reduce the risk of heart attacks. The researchers made use of rats that they divided into six groups. The first group served as the negative control group, while the rest[Read More…]

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

UK government creates laws to fast-track fracking and bypass public consent

The government has pressed ahead with its plans to do more fracking in Blackpool, despite widespread protests. The government has launched two consultations to fast-track fracking bids. People have until October 25 to take part. One proposal is to allow shale gas exploration schemes to go-ahead without the need for a planning application by turning them into a “permitted development.”[Read More…]