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London mayor issues emergency air quality alert amid heatwave

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High levels of pollution are forecast for London along with large parts of England and Wales. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy

Rising temperatures and southerly winds expected to bring toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday

June 20, 2017 — The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert as soaring temperatures combined with southerly winds are expected to bring dangerously toxic air to large parts of England and Wales on Wednesday. Continue reading London mayor issues emergency air quality alert amid heatwave

Climate protesters invade UK’s largest opencast coalmine

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Environmental activists in red boiler suits demonstrate at Ffos-y-fran mine, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales. Photograph: Kristian Buus

Hundreds of activists take control of vast site and bring operations to a halt as part of a coordinated global direct action against fossil fuel companies

May 3, 2016 — Hundreds of environmental activists have invaded the UK’s largest opencast coalmine and halted operations across the vast site. Continue reading Climate protesters invade UK’s largest opencast coalmine

Climate activists threaten to shut down world’s major coal sites

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The Ffos-y-fran opencast mine, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales, is about halfway through extracting 11m tonnes of coal. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Reclaim the Power says it will use direct action at a dozen international sites in May, including the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales

March 1, 2016 — Climate activists will use direct action to try to shut down major fossil fuel sites across the world in May, including the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales.

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Record lack of frost in England and Wales during warmest December ever

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There was a record lack of air frost in England and Wales in December Photo: Alamy
UK experienced a “virtual complete lack of frost” with average temperatures of 8.0°C closer to those normally seen in April or May

January 1, 2016 — England and Wales experienced the least amount of frost ever this month, the Met Office has said, during the warmest December on record.

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