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17 10 2021 | 08:36

Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study. The Climate Transparency Report says that CO2 will go up by 4% across the G20…

16 10 2021 | 12:53

‘Toilet of Europe’: Spain’s pig farms blamed for mass fish die-offs

Exclusive: pork industry’s role in pollution of one of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoons may be greater than publicly acknowledged, investigation reveals.

16 10 2021 | 12:43

This Year's E-Waste to Outweigh Great Wall of China

2021's mountain of waste didn't grow out of nowhere. October 14th is International E-Waste Day, and, to raise awareness about this growing problem, the waste electrical and electronic equipment…

16 10 2021 | 10:55

Cocktail of pesticides in almost all oranges and grapes, UK study finds

Traces of 122 different pesticides in 12 most polluted fruit and veg products, many with links to cancer. Almost all grapes and oranges contain a “cocktail of pesticides” according to research,…

07 10 2021 | 09:46

Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the…

04 10 2021 | 12:54

Cumbria coalmine would hit global decarbonisation efforts, inquiry hears

UK ‘would be seen as worst hypocrite imaginable’ if plans for deep mine are approved, say environmentalists. Approving a new deep coalmine in Cumbria would stifle international efforts to…

04 10 2021 | 11:59

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in…

01 10 2021 | 12:44

What Is the Environmental Cost of Bottled Water?

Is it better for your health and the environment to drink water from a plastic bottle or from a tap?

01 10 2021 | 12:05

The computer chip industry has a dirty climate secret

As demand for chips surges, the semicondutor industry is trying to grapple with its huge carbon foot print. The semiconductor industry has a problem. Demand is booming for silicon chips, which are…

24 09 2021 | 15:23

China foreign coal financing halt could scratch $50 billion investment

China’s pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing’s own domestic coal…

24 09 2021 | 15:21

Packaging generates a lot of waste – now Maine and Oregon want manufacturers to foot the bill for getting rid of it

Most consumers don’t pay much attention to the packaging that their purchases come in, unless it’s hard to open or the item is really over-wrapped. But packaging accounts for about 28% of U.S.…

19 09 2021 | 10:12

Cameroon: Exposure to mercury in mining town damaging health of women

Sieves in hand, soaked for hours in water, in the hope of finding some gold nuggets. In this open-pit mine, the gesture has become commonplace for gold miners in the village of Kambélé 3, located…

16 09 2021 | 12:51

Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream

To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy  Ali Allawi is deputy prime minister and finance minister of…

09 09 2021 | 14:50

Coca-cola bottles make up 16 per cent of plastic waste on UK beaches, analysis finds

Drinks companies must play their part in tackling pollution by reducing packaging and switching to re-fill models, campaigners say. Coca-cola branded bottles remain the most common plastic litter…

06 09 2021 | 14:55

Satellite images show ‘substantial oil spill’ in Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida, report says

Crews are cleaning up the slick, which spread at least 10 miles. An oil spill spanning at least 10 miles has been captured by satellite imagery in waters off the Louisiana coast. Crews are working…

03 09 2021 | 14:40

‘It’s outrageous’: Trinidadian fishers film ‘half-hearted’ oil spill clean-up

Hundreds of spills off Gulf of Paria having ‘dire’ impact on local fishing in one of the most biodiverse areas of Trinidad and Tobago. Hands masked in thick black oil, the fisher drips toxic…

02 09 2021 | 08:22

Bucking global trends to cleaner energy, Zimbabwe digs deeper into coal

Government to open more coal mines to boost power supply and jobs, but plan sparks fears over harm to wildlife and rising carbon emissions In contrast to the growing number of countries seeking to…

27 08 2021 | 15:00

Pollution damaging humans’ first line of defence against infections and toxins, review finds

The slow but rising creep of air and water pollution on human health is often overlooked Air and water pollution hinders the body’s ability to fight off infections and toxins, a new study has found…

23 08 2021 | 12:33

Toxic air pollution is affecting over 3.1 million school children across England

City Hall analysis shows 3.1 million school children are being exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation limits on PM2.5. School areas in London have shown to have much…

18 08 2021 | 10:50

From rubber snakes to crawdad traps: Lake Tahoe dive cleanup pulls out more than 8,000 pounds of trash

Clean Up The Lake is a nonprofit which began removing trash from lake in 2019 Colin West is standing on the shores of Lake Tahoe and surveying mounds and mounds of trash, mulling over the weirdest…