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One shower releases 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs warn as they call for ban

A single shower can release 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs have warned as they call for the tiny pieces of plastic to be banned from bathroom products.<p>Many cosmetic companies have made a voluntary commitment to phase out the use of microbeads, found in exfoliating body scrub and toothpaste, …

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Global Drug Survey Explores The Safest Ways To Get High -- Or Not

This year's Global Drug Survey asks why users quit, why they use a potent form of hash oil made with volatile butane and how they obtain substances that are still mostly sold on black markets.<p>The online questionnaire, which bills itself as the world's biggest annual survey of drug users, explores …

Migrants Trying to Reach U.K. Endure Hell of 'The Jungle' in Calais

CALAIS, France — One of the first signs something is not right are the clothes — they’re everywhere. Worn and often tattered, they hang to dry on trees, fences, bushes, train tracks and any surface lining the otherwise normal road.<p>Stepping off that two-lane road into a seemingly impenetrable forest …

How about a cake sale to help the rich pay their taxes?

While I do not have much sympathy for Griff Rhys Jones who claims he would be “hit hard” by the proposed mansion tax, perhaps it would be fairer if this was a graduated tax on all houses, not just mansions worth over £2m (Report, 4 November). Then all householders would contribute, in proportion to …

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – a fitting footnote to their career

Most observers assumed the story of Pink Floyd had ended nine years ago, on the Live 8 stage in Hyde Park, with an awkward group hug that at least one band member had to be visibly coerced into joining. It was a perfectly Pink Floydish way to end Pink Floyd: ostensibly an act of reconciliation and …