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Brexit: Environment watchdog planned says Gove

Brexit: Environment watchdog planned says Gove

Science
A new environment watchdog to protect UK wildlife, land, water and air once Britain leaves the European Union is being planned by the government.Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the body would hold the powerful to account and deliver a green Brexit.The plans come amid concerns that environmental regulations enshrined in EU law could be lost after Brexit.Mr Gove told the Andrew Marr Show standards would not be sacrificed as part of a potential US free trade deal.Wildlife prioritisedMr Gove wants the watchdog to be independent of government - able to speak its mind freely, he said, with clear legal authority.Writing in The Telegraph, he said the watchdog would have "real bite" but did not outline exact planned powers.He said it was important that environmental enforcement and policym...
Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

World
Aug. 22 (UPI) -- One of the suspected members in a terrorist cell that carried out last week's fatal attacks in Spain told a Madrid court that a bigger plot was in the works.Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, was injured in a house explosion in Alcanar last Wednesday. Over the next two days, police say, terrorists carried out a series of attacks in and around Barcelona, killing 15 people and injuring more than 100 others.Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects from what police called a terrorist cell. They each are appearing before the Madrid high court.Unnamed judicial sources told Spanish media he had confessed to police and in a closed court hearing said a bigger attack was planned.Judicial sources told El Mundo that Houli Chemlal testified the iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral was one o...
Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Business
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The source of opposition, pipeline company Enbridge said in its second quarter report that pipelines in Michigan and North Dakota were operating as expected.Second quarter net income was $ 92.6 million, up 10 percent from the same period last year. For the six months ending June 30, the company reported net income of $ 158.1 million, down about 3.5 percent from the same period in 2016.One of the larger pipeline operators in North America, the company attributed some of the weakness to increased operating costs, completion of tests on its Line 5 system through the Great Lakes and weakness in its natural gas business, which was sold off in June.Enbridge is facing push back from residents in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula worried about the integrity of Line 5,...