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Environmentalists slam Poland plan to hunt bison

Jan 3, 2017

Environmentalists slam Poland plan to hunt bison

Environmentalists are protesting Poland’s plan to allow hunters to shoot bison, while authorities say it is necessary for the well-being of the herd and will earn money for its upkeep. Greenpeace had gathered well over 7,000 signatures by Monday afternoon on a letter asking ...

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Dec 29, 2016

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Madrid’s City Hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain. From Thursday, between 0530 GMT and 2000 GMT, “vehicles with even-number registration plates will be allowed ...