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    European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

    Pollutants from farming, heating and vehicles beyond levels needed to ensure breathable airGovernments across Europe are...

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    Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest

    Humans now known to have polluted Earth from deepest ocean to highest peakMicroplastic pollution has been...

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    UK to support plans for new global treaty to 'turn tide' on plastic pollution

    Lord Goldsmith says Britain, the second biggest per capita producer of plastic waste, could play leading...

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    US and UK yet to show support for global treaty to tackle plastic pollution

    More than two-thirds of UN member states have declared they are open to a new agreement...

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    Tiny air pollution rise linked to 11% more Covid-19 deaths – study

    Evidence is now strong enough that preventive action should be taken, scientists sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee...

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    Treat artificial light like others forms of pollution, say scientists

    Impact of human illumination has grown to point of systemic disruption, researchers findArtificial light should be...

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    Anglo American sued over alleged mass lead poisoning of children in Zambia

    Lawsuit claims mining firm failed to prevent pollution in Kabwe, affecting multiple generationsA class action lawsuit...

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    Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day, study finds

    Exposure is far higher than previously thought and also affects plastic food containersBottle-fed babies are swallowing...

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    Russian rocket fuel leak likely cause of marine animal deaths

    Injured surfers and large number of dead sea creatures reported in Kamchatka regionWater pollution in Russia’s...

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    State subsidies for company cars top €32bn in UK and EU

    UK alone spends €5.7bn and Germany €12bn but analysis finds subsidies often go towards most polluting...

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    World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

    France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at...

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    How Air Quality Affects Your Ability to Exercise

    When air quality is poor—for example, from wildfire smoke—we’re advised not to exercise outdoors. Let’s talk...

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    How Vacuuming Affects Your Home Air Quality

    If your area has poor air quality right now, you may have heard that it’s not...

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    Pollutionwatch: air pollution in China falling, study shows

    Annual deaths have dropped to 1990 levels after 2013 peak thanks to concerted action in key...

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    'The worst of human nature': UK staycationers' trail of destruction

    Countryside and coastal custodians lament ‘different demographic’ of visitors leaving litter and endangering wildlifeFires caused by...

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    Satellite photographs of the Mauritius oil spill - in pictures

    Satellite images of the MV Wakashio shipwreck off the south-east coast of Mauritius reveal the damage...

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    Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Night Sky

    The F.C.C. approved the company’s 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the...

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    One in three children have dangerous levels of lead in their blood

    About 800 million children, mostly in developing countries, ‘will have had risky exposure’One in three children...

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    Plastic waste entering oceans expected to triple in 20 years

    Efforts to cut waste will reduce volume only by about 7%, say researchersPlastic waste flowing into...

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    Russia launches pollution investigation after streams run orange

    Acidic runoff from abandoned Urals mine puts spotlight on hazardous industrial wasteRussian prosecutors are inspecting a...

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    Revealed: raw sewage poured into Olympic Park wildlife haven

    Thames Water overflow pipe pumped waste for 1,000 hours into London wetlands last yearExclusive: water firms...