Key Quotes - Environment

Key Quotes - Environment

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Last update: Wednesday 23rd October
 
New figures show deaths and serious injuries have been slashed near speed cameras placed on some notorious blackspots. The statistics show severe accidents have fallen by 50% on some of the most notorious blackspots in the Staffordshire Moorlands, against the 42% national average.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 29th January 2007
 
Drivers suffering the January blues are putting other motorists at risk, a survey has shown. Two in five drivers admit that feeling down in the dumps at this time of year affects their driving. Their symptoms transform into anger or irritation with other road users, slower reaction times, recklessness on the road, loss of concentration and speeding.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 8th January 2007
 
This year is likely to be the warmest year on record globally. Climate change experts said the global temperature is expected to be 0.54C above the long term average of 14C. There is also a 60% chance that 2007 will be as warm or warmer than the current warmest year.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 4th January 2007
 
Poor heating in millions of homes could put people’s health at risk this winter. Children, the elderly and the disabled are most vulnerable. It claims the number of children in fuel poor homes in England has risen to 750,000 from 220,000 in 2003.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 20th November 2006
 
Climate change facts:- The global average surface temperature has increased by 0.7C since the end of the 19th century. Carbon dioxide is 34% higher now than in pre-industrial years, and at its highest level for 420,000 years. Economic losses to natural disasters were five times higher in the 1990s than the 1970s.. It is predicted that by 2050 there could be as many as 150 million environmental refugees, forced to leave their homes by extreme weather, drought and desertification. Global emissions are set to rise by 70% during the lifespan of the Kyoto Agreement.

EnvironmentThe Baptist Times – 23rd November 2006
 
A survey carried out for Stop Climate Chaos has found that two thirds of the population are concerned about climate change and 40% say policies for dealing with it would influence their vote.

EnvironmentThe War Cry – 4th November 2006
 
Aviation will consume a large proportion of the UK’s carbon budget under even the most conservative growth forecasts, according to a new report.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 17th October 2006
 
Workers who leave their office computers on at night are causing a huge increase in carbon dioxide emissions. A study reveals that one in five workers did not switch off when they left the office at least three times a week.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 5th October 2006
 
The dangers of modern fishing may spell the end for one of the world’s largest and most magnificent flying birds, the albatross. Conservationists believe 100,000 a year are being killed by long line fishing and fear they cannot reproduce fast enough to make up the amount being lost.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 7th November 2006
 
An RM School Gate Survey has found that 74% of 11 to 14 year olds are concerned about global warming, while just 41% said their main concern was having a boyfriend or girlfriend.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 14th November 2006
 
The brakes on almost a third of cars could fail without notice, recent tests have revealed. Half of cars examined had defective braking systems and 29% were in such a bad condition that drivers were unintentionally risking their lives.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 9th November 2006
 
Winter depression, which affects people, can also hit houses as problems such as broken heating systems and electrical faults increase. The recent study suggests buildings, as well as people can suffer from seasonal affective disorder.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel - 9th November 2006
 
Homes in the north of England are more energy efficient than those in the south, the worst areas being in London, according to a recent survey.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 18th September 2006
 
More than 10,000 sightings of unusual and exotic animals have been reported in the UK since 2000 and the figure is set to grow. The reported sightings include 5,931 big cats, 332 wild boars and 3,389 sharks in British waters.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 18th September 2006
 
Millions of people will be made refugees by climate change, says the Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

EnvironmentThe War Cry – 28th October 2006
 
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