Why the UK’s plan to tackle air pollution is mostly hot air

Why the UK’s plan to tackle air pollution is mostly hot air

Air pollution is a growing issueAshley Cooper/Global Warming images/Alamy By Michael Le Page The UK government has today announced plans to tackle sources of air pollution, including trendy wood-burning stoves, but its Clean Air Strategy fails to address the real problem. While pollution from wood-burning stoves is a relatively new problem for the UK – they […]

U.S. Treasury yield curve flattening to intensify with U.S. pension plan bond-buying

U.S. Treasury yield curve flattening to intensify with U.S. pension plan bond-buying

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Corporate pensions are shifting a chunk of their $ 1.55 trillion in assets into fixed income, which may be sizeable enough to flatten the yield curve further. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Dollar note is seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo The funding gap, between what corporations […]

Why the UK’s plastic bottle deposit plan doesn’t go far enough

[unable in to retrieve full-text content]Britain government’s make plans to start a cue situate on plastic packages a great start, but designers must pay entire amount of getting rid of waste materials New Author by means of Soil fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase news from various Alternative News […]

New York plan puts spotlight on graying of U.S. prison population

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Does it make financial and moral sense to keep elderly people in prison? The state of New York is asking that question this month, and the debate there should be a harbinger of a much-needed national conversation. FILE PHOTO: Former inmate at Eastern State Penitentiary, William Harrison, 75, served 3 separate terms […]

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

Australia’s A$60 million plan for Great Barrier Reef won’t work

imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock The Australian government’s new plan to save the Great Barrier Reef won’t work, say environmental groups. On Monday, the government pledged an extra A$ 60 million in funding to protect the natural icon. Most of the funding will go towards removing crown-of-thorns starfish, which eat coral, and preventing farm run-off from entering the reef. […]

Trump Told His Wealthy Mar-a-Lago Pals “You All Just Got a Lot Richer” Thanks to GOP Tax Plan

Trump Told His Wealthy Mar-a-Lago Pals “You All Just Got a Lot Richer” Thanks to GOP Tax Plan

President Trump talks with journalists after signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Thirty seconds: That’s how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We’re counting on you. Click here to chip in! In what was described […]