Pollution



Air pollution on streets is poisoning 2.6m schoolchildren
Millions of children attend schools in Britain with dangerous levels of air pollution, an investigation by The Times has found.
Investigation: Manure From Unregulated Factory Farms Fuels Lake Eries Toxic Algae Blooms
MINNEAPOLIS – Unregulated animal factory farms are funneling nutrient-rich pollution into Lake Erie, feeding an enormous toxic algae bloom each summer, according to a new investigation by the Environmental Working Group and the Environmental Law & Policy Center.
Ireland becomes second country to declare climate emergency
Ireland has become only the second country in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency.
Plastic waste from the UK ending up in Malaysia
Plastic waste from the UK ending up in a small Malaysian town and it is making people sick
The government cheese phenomenon and the American cheese stockpile today
To get some of that cheese off the market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $47.1 million buying up roughly 22 million pounds of it since 2016, according to a USDA spokesperson
Thousands of COPD & asthma hospitalisations due to Londons poor air
Study by King’s College London and Imperial College London finds capital’s poor air quality leads to around 1,000 London hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions every year
UK has first coal-free week for a century
Britain has had its first week without using electricity from burning coal since the 1880s, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO).
World Migratory Bird Day; Time To Stop Feeding Birds Plastic
Organized by the Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), World Migratory Bird Day is an annual, global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Sucking carbon out of the air is no magic fix for the climate emergency
Negative emissions tech is important, but the idea it could replace decarbonisation is pure fantasy. Business as usual is not an option
Animal Agriculture’s Impact on Climate Change
Though much of the world is focused on transitioning away from fossil fuels as a way to fight climate change, there is another, often-overlooked climate change culprit: animal agriculture and its environmental impact. Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after fossil fuels and is a leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution and biodiversity loss.
Eat less meat: UN climate-change report calls for change to human diet
Efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions and the impacts of global warming will fall significantly short without drastic changes in global land use, agriculture and human diets, leading researchers warn in a high-level report commissioned by the United Nations.
Yes, we can reforest on a massive scale – but it’s no substitute for slashing emissions
Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented scale is “the best climate change solution available”, according to a new study. The researchers claim that covering 900m hectares of land – roughly the size of the continental US – with trees could store up to 205 billion tonnes of carbon, about two thirds of the carbon that humans have already put into the atmosphere.
BBC News
Wales should set a target to cut carbon emissions by 95% by 2050, compared with 1990 levels, the UK government's climate advisory body has said.
Cocunuts Bangkok
Our plastic addiction may be killing more than marine life as researchers revealed this week how it has entered the human food supply.
Vice
The devastation of the vast majority of the world's marine life is much closer than we think.