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    UK Records First Ever 40+ Degree Day 

    UK Records First Ever 40+ Degree Day 

    A thermometer at Heathrow Airport picked up a provisional reading of 40.2 degrees Celsius at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Met Office reported, potentially breaking the previous record of 38.7 degrees Celsius set in 2019. The 12:50 p.m. record broke another record set earlier the same day of 39.1 degrees Celsius at Charlwood in Surrey, The Guardian reported.

    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    UK Issues First-Ever ‘Red’ Heat Warning

    As a heat wave continues to bake the European continent, the UK issued its first ever “Red warning for exceptional heat.” Britain’s Met Office said on Friday that it was issuing the alert because temperatures were forecast to hit and perhaps overtake 40 degrees Celsius Monday and Tuesday. 

    Scientists Create Contraceptives for Grey Squirrels in the UK

    Scientists Create Contraceptives for Grey Squirrels in the UK

    Government scientists in the UK could soon begin tests for giving oral contraceptives for grey squirrels in the country. The hope is to control this invasive species without killing the animals. The current plan is to set up feeding boxes that only the grey squirrels can access, using hazelnut spread containing the contraceptives as bait. […]

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    This week, the UK government introduced a Genetic Technology Bill to Parliament proposing the relaxation of regulations on genetically-edited products, like tomatoes enriched with vitamin D and wheat with reduced levels of the amino acid asparagine, which turns into carcinogenic acrylamide during the process of baking or toasting bread, according to The Guardian and UK […]

    ‘Car-Free Zones’ Launching in London

    ‘Car-Free Zones’ Launching in London

    By Jessica Corbett Following in the footsteps of leaders in Milan and New York City who are heeding global calls to #BuildBackBetter from the coronavirus pandemic, London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday unveiled plans to create “one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world” to improve local air quality and […]

    UK Sacks President of COP26 Climate Summit

    UK Sacks President of COP26 Climate Summit

    Just as the United Kingdom made its formal exit from the European Union, Boris Johnson added some turmoil to the international climate conference that Britain will host later this year in Glasgow. He fired Claire O’Neill, the former Energy minister and president of COP26, as the BBC reported. Johnson handed the reigns for COP26 over […]

    Why the UK Is Wary of American ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

    Why the UK Is Wary of American ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

    By Dan Nosowitz A hot-button issue in the UK focuses on something most Americans don’t even know about: a particular method of disinfecting raw poultry. In the UK, “chlorine-washed chicken” has become a shorthand for the excesses of American agribusiness; Prime Minister Boris Johnson has even used it as an insult for his political foes. […]