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Proposed Schools Planning Exemption Unhealthy and ExpensiveEnvironmental Protection UK | 11 Nov 2010
Potential pitfalls of the Government proposal to allow any building to be used for a school are highlighted by news today that a teacher has received £150 000 compensation for losing her voice in a noisy classroom.
Transport Minister pledges to monitor high speed rail noiseEnvironmental Protection UK | 10 Nov 2010
Philip Hammond MP says he will personally monitor HS2 for noise impacts.In his speech at a recent conference on high speed rail, Transport Minister Philip Hammond MP said he had personally "been over every mile" of the proposed HS2 route, "exploring different approaches to mitigating the most intrusive local impacts."
"Harnessing New Technologies for Efficient Noise Management"Environmental Protection UK | 26 Oct 2010
The South-East Division of Environmental Protection UK will be holding a joint event on noise issues with Bruel and Kjaer at Bruel and Kjaer's offices in Royston, Hertfordshire. The meeting will be a combined seminar and workshop on the important topic of how to access and apply new technologies to achieve improved outcomes, better efficiencies and cost control in the monitoring and management of noise to meet environmental quality and health constraints.
"Healing the Rift: Health Effects of Air Quality and Noise"Environmental Protection UK | 01 Oct 2010
The Air Quality Management Resource Centre, UWE and Environmental Protection SW are proud to announce their collaboration once more with the launch of the 2010 Annual Conference. The theme of this year's event is "Healing the Rift: Health Effects of Air Quality and Noise" and includes distinguished speakers such as Robert Vaughan, Bob Maynard, Frank Kelly and Dick Derwent. You can also meet EPUK's new Chief Executive Officer, James Grugeon.
We need to reduce our noise footprint | Ian McMillanGuardian Unlimited | 12 Sep 2010
Forget carbon footprints: from iPods to road drills to motorbikes, our noise footprints are massive. My dad was such a noisy riser that, a few years ago, I wrote a song about it because it was a ritual that was stamped on to my soul. As a child, I'd hear his buzzsaw snoring suddenly stop as though it had run into a wall. I'd hear him sigh hugely and yawn operatically. He'd say, "I'm just getting up!" - and then he'd get up.
Young coral 'threatened by noise pollution'The Independent | 24 May 2010
As if it's not bad enough for them with pollution, fishing by dynamiting, global warming and ocean acidification, the world's coral reefs face a new threat - from noise.Sometimes referred to as "the rainforests of the sea", coral reefs are among the world's richest ecosystems, holding a quarter...
Revealed: G8 plan for global nuclear expansionSunday Herald | 09 Jul 2006
World leaders are planning a massive expansion of nuclear power in their own countries and across the developing world, according to documents drawn up for the G8 summit and leaked to the Sunday Herald.
Noise pollution targetedGreen Consumer Guide | 03 Jul 2006
New measures to curb excessive noise pollution from pubs and clubs could be implemented following consultation, as the final part of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act comes into force
Targeting air pollution, poor nations aid climatetoday.reuters.co.uk | 08 Jun 2006
China's car efficiency standards are tougher than those of many industrial states -- a somewhat surprising fact that reveals how efforts by developing nations to limit pollution may also help brake global warming.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Industry given a licence to polluteWWF-UK | 17 May 2006
Newly released figures confirm that European countries have failed to set sufficiently tough limits on pollution from industry.
Disposable nappies: a looming environmental threat?The Independent | 12 May 2006
Third World mothers have always managed fine without disposable nappies. But if a big new marketing push succeeds, says Hilary Solly, it could spell disaster for the environment
Buncefield air quality findings publishedDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 10 May 2006
It is unlikely that pollutants emitted after the Buncefield Oil Depot explosion of December 2005 had widespread impacts on air quality at ground level, a report published today has confirmed.