• Serious pollution of the River Dee

    Serious pollution of the River Dee, associated with a major commercial housing development by Kirkwood Homes at Inchmarlo, continues to occur despite a written assurance by SEPA, following similar events in March, that it would “take whatever action is necessary to prevent such impacts from occurring”.

  • Fine-tuning air pollution models

    Air pollution doesn't affect everybody the same way. And in a new study, researchers developed a method to improve estimates of how, within cities, different communities are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

  • Plastic pollution could reduce by 80% by 2040: UNEP

    New Delhi– Plastic pollution could reduce by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies, a new report by UN […]

  • The lawyers taking polluters to court: “No company is above the law”

    The CEO of ClientEarth on how legal action is breaking political stasis on the climate.

  • How to help reduce light pollution and enjoy the night sky

    Cathryn Cunningham/Journal New Mexico has beautiful skies. Vibrant sunrises, colorful sunsets and great views nearly 360 days a year. What can we see at night? The dark-sky movement is a campaign to reduce light pollution, defined as unwanted or excessive artificial light. Astronomers are concerned about the sky glow pollution and their ability to view celestial objects. Light pollution affects humans and the world we live in. There are things we can do to reduce light pollution and promote...

  • Plastic pollution could be slashed 80 percent by 2040 – UNEP

    Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 percent by 2040 if countries and companies use existing technologies to make significant policy shifts and market adjustments, according to a new United Nations Environment Program report.

  • Vermont Legislature Pushes For End To Polluting Heating Equipment

    Vermont wants to lower emissions from heat sources, but has gone about it wrong. There's a much easier way.

  • One simple way to slash methane pollution: composting

    This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The global food system is a climate mess, from the widespread use of greenhouse gas-emitting fertilizers to the methane-spewing livestock to all the food that gets tossed into the trash. In the United States, a staggering one-third of all food—something like 130 […]

  • Air pollution particles trigger cellular defense mechanisms

    The link between air pollution and lung disease has long been recognized. Now a new USC study reveals one biological process that may be behind that link—a discovery which could provide new insights on better ways to treat or prevent diseases related to pollution exposure.

  • Coming years 'critical' to slash plastic pollution: UN

    The world must halve single-use plastics and slash throwaway consumption to stem the tide of environmental pollution, according to a UN report on Tuesday that warns the next few years are critical.

  • Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80% by 2040, UN says

    Changes needed are major but also practical and affordable, report says, and would bring trillions of dollars in benefitsGlobal plastic pollution could be slashed by 80% by 2040, according to a report from the UN Environment Programme (Unep). The changes needed are major, but are also practical and affordable, the agency said.The first step is to eliminate unnecessary plastics, such as excessive packaging, the report said. Then next steps are to increase the reuse of plastics, such as refillable...

  • How pollution is threatening Kashmir's century-old floating market

    For generations, farmers in Indian-administered Kashmir have been selling crops on Dal Lake. But now, pollution is threatening their livelihoods.