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MPs vote on expanding London's Heathrow airport
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
British MPs are set Monday to approve plans to build a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, after decades of debate. Prime Minister Theresa May's government agreed to the £14 billion (15.9 billion euros, $18.5 billion) plan earlier this month, saying it would provide a major boost to the economy. The House of Commons is expected to back the expansion despite opposition from many MPs from London and south-east England, where residents fear the extra pollution and noise from an increase in flights. read more


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