Up to 70,000 British jobs "are at risk from Brussels climate change law"

Up to 70,000 British jobs 'are at risk from Brussels climate change law'Think-tank Civitas says aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland'The only way to save 400billion-a-year industry is to scrap plans to fine firms which produce too much carbon dioxide' | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A think-tank has said for 'British manufacturing to revive, the Government should abandon its expensive climate change policies' Up to 70,000 British jobs are at risk as a direct result of European carbon reduction targets, according to a report. The policies have pushed up the cost of energy, threatening the vital mineral industries which deal in materials such as cement, chemicals, glass, ceramics and steel, the study claims. It says the aluminium industry has been ‘virtually eradicated’ after closures in Anglesey and Northumberland, and blames policies which penalise ‘energy-intensive’ industries for emitting too much carbon dioxide

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists. They found exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase in a child’s chances of having the disorder