From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today. As the first global treaty on [...]
The sale of petrol and diesel cars will end in the UK in 2040, with a new tax on diesel drivers to be introduced from 2020
Around 8m tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year. How can we clean up our seas?
Londoners are being encouraged to stem the tide of litter into the capital’s river
A clinical trial involving nearly 300 men and women in one of China’s most polluted regions has found that daily consumption of a broccoli beverage helped excretion of benzene, a known [...]
Britain's urban rivers are at their cleanest for over two decades, according to scientists from Cardiff University
The government is to introduce a 5p charge for plastic bags in England from 2015 in an effort to discourage their use and reduce waste
Health threats from mercury are set to be reduced thanks to the Minamata Convention, a treaty regulating the toxic metal
Spitalfields Market in London recently hosted the launch of the World'sfirst high performance, zero-emission, electric motorcycle. It offersall the benefits of a gas-powered scooter but without [...]
Launched aboard Envisat, the European Space Agency's satellite, Sciamacy has been monitoring our planet's pollution.
In an ambitious project that will span three years, Wang Xianmin, a former aircraft manufacturer and researcher, now Secretary General for the China Environment Protection Foundation, plans to [...]
If you hail a taxi in London you might be in for an unexpectedly quiet ride ñ that is if you are lucky enough to get the first new Diesel Electric Hybrid.
Otters are returning to over 100 of Britain's towns and cities for the first time in up to thirty years, according to new statistics published by The Wildlife Trusts. Otters can now be seen in [...]
They also challenged the people of the world not to buy products that cause pollution, to live simply and use only what you need, reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, reduce the number of [...]