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English councils issue only 19 fines for wood smoke despite 18,000 complaints

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Only seven councils in England have issued fines for toxic wood smoke, a total of 19 penalties in the past six years, despite more than 18,000 complaints. The campaign group Mums for Lungs, which gathered the data, hy het...

Smoke from Fawn fire in California paints sky orange – video

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A wildfire in northern California spread rapidly on Thursday, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders in a rural community in Shasta county. The Fawn fire in northern California started Wednesday north of Reddin...

Dundee’s Leigh Griffiths apologises for kicking smoke bomb into stands

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Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths has apologised after kicking a smoke bomb into a group of St Johnstone fans. The on-loan Celtic player stated he had only meant to kick the pyrotechnic off the pitch during his team’s 2-...

Smoke and fire alarms go off on International Space Station

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Fire and smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic. Russia’s space agency, Rosc...

Smoke visible across Kabul after blast near airport – video

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US forces have launched a 'defensive' military strike in Kabul against a vehicle carrying 'multiple suicide bombers' from the Islamic State’s local affiliate in Afghanistan who were aiming to attack the airport, Ameri...

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, studie bevind

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As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of ...

Smoke rises after explosion at German chemicals site – video

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An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, killing at least one person with four missing and 16 injured and sending a large black cloud into the air. Oper...

Keir Starmer: tweaking NHS Covid app ‘like taking batteries out of smoke alarm’

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Reducing the sensitivity of the NHS Covid app to cut the number of people self-isolating is like “taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm”, Keir Starmer has said as he raised questions about the decision to press ...

Grenfell smoke ventilation ‘woefully inadequate’, ondersoek vertel

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The smoke ventilation system at Grenfell Tower was “woefully inadequate”, breached building regulations and likely contributed to deaths, the inquiry into the disaster has heard. The network of ducts and vents was sup...

The Great British Art Tour: smoke tracks in a summer sky and Britain’s fight for survival

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Paul Nash’s oil painting, completed in 1941, evokes the intense aerial campaign fought between Britain and Germany the previous summer in the Battle of Britain. Nash described the work as “an attempt to give the sense...

Natural but deadly: huge gaps in US rules for wood-stove smoke exposed

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Glenn Helkenn lives in a spruce forest, in a tiny log cabin he built himself on the outskirts of Fairbanks, Alaska’s third largest city. Give him an hour and a handsaw and Helkenn says he can harvest enough firewood...

Openbaar gemaak: why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke

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When it comes to planet-friendly habits, recycling is by far the UK’s most popular, met 87% of householders claiming they do so regularly, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme. But an investigation b...

California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says

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The thick, grey wildfire smoke that shrouds California each autumn and winter could be more harmful to humans than pollution from cars and other sources, a new study has found. Coming at the heels of the state’s worst...