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Human Traffickers Target UK’s Homeless Citizens

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According to research by Unseen, homeless citizens in the United Kingdom are among 7% of all reported human trafficking cases (Reuters). Andrew Smith, Chief Executive of Hull Homeless and Chair of Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, said, “Traffickers often gain people’s trust at soup kitchens and drop-in [shelters] and trick them into slavery through false stories […]

British Supreme Court Rules Air Pollution Standards Subpar

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A ruling from the British Supreme Court earlier this week deemed the United Kingdom’s air pollution reduction efforts as inadequate. Last year, the Supreme Court ordered the government to develop an air pollution management plan that complied with European Union regulations. The EU standards, known as the Air Quality Directive, required member states work to […]