pollution

‘Dangerous’ pollution levels land UK in court
The London skyline seen through layers of pollution
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‘Dangerous’ pollution levels land UK in court

Government referred to European Court of Justice for failing to tackle illegal levels of air pollution
18 May 2018
Air pollution linked to increases in crime
Air pollution has become a major social issue in China
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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour
10 May 2018
Wet wipes face ban in plastics crackdown
1950s woman removing make-up
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Wet wipes face ban in plastics crackdown

Government acts amid reports of sewer blockages and clogged riverbeds
8 May 2018
Do you live in one of the UK’s most polluted towns?
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Do you live in one of the UK’s most polluted towns?

Manchester, Swansea, Leeds and Liverpool among cities breathing unsafe air, according to WHO report
2 May 2018
Boston Tea Party becomes first chain to ban disposable cups
Disposable coffee cups
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Boston Tea Party becomes first chain to ban disposable cups

‘We need to stop right now,’ says company’s owner ahead of total ban on takeaway cups
24 Apr 2018
Scientists ‘accidentally’ create plastic-eating enzyme
Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme capable of eating plastic
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Scientists ‘accidentally’ create plastic-eating enzyme

Breakthrough follows experiments on plastic-eating bacteria found in Japan
17 Apr 2018
Sperm whale ‘died after consuming 29kg of plastic waste’
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Sperm whale ‘died after consuming 29kg of plastic waste’

Spanish politicians urge action on plastic litter in the world’s oceans
11 Apr 2018
UK air pollution is a ‘national health emergency’, MPs warn
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UK air pollution is a ‘national health emergency’, MPs warn

Report finds that air pollution causes 40,000 early deaths a year
15 Mar 2018
Lead poisoning may hasten death for millions
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Lead poisoning may hasten death for millions

New research suggests exposure to traces of lead may be linked to as many deaths as smoking
13 Mar 2018
Pepsi lobster: claw ‘tattooed’ with drinks label goes viral
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Pepsi lobster: claw ‘tattooed’ with drinks label goes viral

‘Branded’ claw offers a stark warning about prevalence of litter in oceans
30 Nov 2017
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