News tagged with health authorities

Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Ecology
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S. Korea expands cull to contain bird flu

South Korea said Tuesday it was expanding a major bird flu cull to try and contain a damaging outbreak that has continued to spread during an all-consuming political crisis.

dateDec 13, 2016 in Ecology
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Italy approves new anti-pollution measures

Italy's centre-left government on Wednesday authorised local authorities to cut traffic speed limits by 20kph (12 mph) and office heating by two degrees in response to spikes in deadly air pollution.

dateDec 30, 2015 in Environment
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Smog shuts schools in Bosnia's Sarajevo

Air pollution forced Bosnian authorities to shut schools in the capital Sarajevo on Thursday, while smog levels also spiked in other parts of the Balkan country due to a lack of rainfall, local officials said.

dateDec 25, 2015 in Environment
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