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11 08 2020 | 06:51

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields.

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population. Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a…

11 08 2020 | 06:08

Coronavirus: Disposable face masks creating new plastic pollution crisis, experts warn.

UK volunteers have seen a "massive" rise in the amount of single use masks discarded on beaches, high streets, canals and rivers. Single use personal protective equipment (PPE) is significantly…

11 08 2020 | 06:06

Oil spill off Mauritius is visible from space.

The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is on the brink of an environmental catastrophe after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off its coast in late July, an accident that has led to a large…

10 08 2020 | 07:11

Your iPhone is a Demonstration of the Importance of Embodied Carbon.

It matters so much more than operating emissions. If we are truly going to get a handle on climate change and carbon emissions then we have to deal with the issue of embodied carbon, or what I…

10 08 2020 | 07:01

Nautical not nice: how fibreglass boats have become a global pollution problem.

Fibreglass fuelled a boating boom. But now dumped and ageing craft are breaking up, releasing toxins and microplastics across the world. Where do old boats go to die? The cynical answer is they are…

10 08 2020 | 06:57

Toxic Chemicals From Fossil Fuels Are Poisoning East Coast Dolphins and Whales, Study Finds.

A new study gives a first look at the presence and potential effects of plastics and new forms of synthetic chemicals in stranded dolphins and whales along the coast of the southeastern U.S.

10 08 2020 | 06:45

New research links Asia's air pollution with heavy economic impacts, thousands of premature deaths.

BANGKOK: For Bangkok’s “Spiderman Team”, dangling on ropes and rappelling down the city’s tallest buildings is just one of the risky parts of their job. High above the choked streets, on many days…

10 08 2020 | 06:37

Wildfires Can Poison Drinking Water – Here’s How Communities Can Be Better Prepared.

In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction.

06 08 2020 | 07:52

'Worst-case' CO2 emissions scenario is best for assessing climate risk and impacts to 2050.

The RCP 8.5 CO2 emissions pathway, long considered a "worst case scenario" by the international science community, is the most appropriate for conducting assessments of climate change impacts by 2050…

05 08 2020 | 07:55

Environmental Advocates Call for Ban on SUV Ads.

To meet its climate targets, the UK should ban advertisements for gas-guzzling SUVs, according to a report from a British think tank that wants to make SUVs the new smoking, as the BBC reported. The…

23 07 2020 | 19:44

Microplastics Are Increasing in Our Lives, New Research Finds.

  In 1997, Charles Moore was sailing a catamaran from Hawaii to California when he and his crew got stuck in windless waters in the North Pacific Ocean. As they motored along, searching for a breeze…

23 07 2020 | 18:40

Samsung investment in Adani's Australian coal operation prompts call for boycott.

Activists protest at Samsung Electronics store in Sydney over debt purchase by affiliate Samsung Securities. A company in the Samsung Group invested in Adani’s Australian coal operation last year in…

21 07 2020 | 10:12

Russia launches pollution investigation after streams run orange.

Acidic runoff from abandoned Urals mine puts spotlight on hazardous industrial waste. Russian prosecutors are inspecting a facility supposed to treat acid runoff from an abandoned Urals mine after…

08 07 2020 | 08:52

Judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns.

  US district judge sides with Standing Rock Sioux tribe More extensive environmental review is required – judge A federal judge has sided with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and ordered the Dakota…

04 07 2020 | 10:49

Terrawatch: unearthing snow's 'Fukushima layer'

Chinese glaciologists have found the freeze-thaw process has concentrated discharge from the disaster. The Fukushima nuclear accident has added a distinctive signature to snow and ice across the…

04 07 2020 | 10:45

Exclusive: water firms discharged raw sewage into England's rivers 200,000 times in 2019.

Untreated effluent flowed into waterways for more than 1.5m hours, data shows. Water companies in England discharged raw sewage into rivers on more than 200,000 occasions last year, according to…

04 07 2020 | 10:44

Park staff in England tell of litter chaos as 'Super Saturday' looms.

Forums speak of hundreds of tonnes of plastic and other waste discarded by public. Hundreds of tonnes of additional rubbish, including mountains of single-use plastic, is being discarded by the…

04 07 2020 | 10:36

Petrol sold to Nigeria from Europe 'dirtier' than black market 'bush' fuel.

Samples from illegal refineries in Niger delta found to be of a higher quality than imported petrol in new analysis. Black market fuel made from stolen oil in rudimentary “bush” refineries hidden…

03 07 2020 | 10:41

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN.

A fast growing mountain of toxic e-waste is polluting the planet and damaging health, says new report. At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year…

16 06 2020 | 07:38

Changing Laundry Habits Could Eliminate Thousands of Tons of Ocean Pollution.

An estimated 14,000 tons of microfibers sloughed off of soiled laundry is believed to be released into European oceans every year, further contributing to microplastic pollution with a threat of…