Committees on Toxicity, Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment: joint annual report

Published 19 January 2015 Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates 14 December 2020 Added 2019 joint annual report and updated links to previous reports. 7 February 2020 Added 2018 joint annual report. 8 May 2019 Added 2017 joint annual report. 10 January 2018 Added 2016 joint annual report. 17 February 2016 Added 2014 report, and amended title to make clear this joint report covers 3 committees. 19 January 2015 First published. Source link

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Destruction of protected river ‘crime against environment’, says wildlife trust

A wildlife trust has said it hopes for a prosecution over the “bulldozing” of a mile-long (1.5km) stretch of a protected river.Environmental crimesHerefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) described the damage caused to the River Lugg as a “crime against the environment”, saying it has had “huge repercussions for wildlife downstream”.The trust said all bankside and riverside habitats have been “completely obliterated” after the river and its banks were “bulldozed, straightened and reprofiled into a sterile canal”. The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust said some of the riverbank has been ‘completely obliterated’ (Herefordshire Wildlife Trust/PA)Wildlife affected by the damage includes crayfish, otters, salmon, lampreys, dragonflies, and a host of rare river wildlife,…

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Don’t create a hostile environment and then ‘thoughts and prayers’ people dying in the Channel

Two children are among the four people from the same family who have died trying to reach Britain across the Channel from France. Their fifteen-month-old baby is still missing. Rasul Iran Nezhad, Shiva Mohammad Panahi and their children, Anita, nine, and Armin, six, drowned. The Kurdish family had left Iran, and travelled through Turkey to France, before attempting the crossing. They had previously tried to come to the UK through other routes. But having failed twice, they resorted to paying people smugglers. These deaths are the latest in a series of heartbreaking attempts to cross the Channel. This loss of life is entirely avoidable. However, the policy of…

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