BBC News with Julie Candler.
Donald Trump has signed an executive orderoverturning measures put in place by Barack Obamato curb global warming in a move the president described as ending the war on coal. The new measures include lifting restrictions on green-house gas emissions by coal-fired power stations.The mining industry has welcomed the move.
The Colombian government says it will overrule the result of a referendum held on Sunday,where almost all the town’s residents voted against a new gold mining project, which they fearwill damage the environment and pollute water sources. The mining minister said thereferendum had no power to change the law.
The Scottish parliament has voted in favour of making a formal request to the government inLondon to hold a new independence referendum. Scotland voted in 2014 to remain part of the United Kingdom, but Scotland’s first minister said circumstances have changed now that Britainis leaving the European Union.
A Japanese man in his 60s has become the first person to undergo a groundbreaking surgeryaimed at saving his sight. A new kind of stem cell created from mature donor cells were usedto treat a degenerative condition in the patient’s eyes.