The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to tackle dirty air and save millions of lives. In the first update for 16 years, the guideline limit for the most damaging pollution – tiny particles from burning fossil fuels – has been halved.
From droughts and wildfires to flooding and pollution, it’s been another hard week for the planet. But it’s not all bad news. Plastic pollution solutions are increasingly innovative, platypus are back in Royal National Park, and a new report shows the power of Indigenous resistance. Here’s this week’s positive environmental
17 September 2021, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production, consumption and disposal. Toward the envisaged zero waste and toxics-free
SINGAPORE – Singapore’s efforts to tackle climate change and noise pollution will get more bite under proposed changes to a law governing environmental pollution. The changes set out under the Environmental Protection And Management (Amendment) Bill, which was debated in Parliament on Monday (Sept 13), will give regulatory teeth to
Lisa Berthelot VIENNA — The coastlines of Africa stretch across 30 000 km and are host to heavy industry, sprawling peri-urban settlements, in addition to tourism and shipping activities, all of which contribute to the growing challenge of marine plastic pollution in the region. While Africa stands out as the
All over Europe, there are hot spots of pollution by urban areas in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Spain. During lockdown, decreased industrial and transport-related emissions led to improved air in these areas, she noted. However, while the air was cleaner than what we’re used to, it still wasn’t
HOLLAND, MI — The July sun beat down as Casey Walker weaved among Lake Michigan beachgoers at Holland State Park, picking up litter. In his bag, Walker carried cigarette buts, wrappers, plastic bottles and other typical beach trash — but there was one form of garbage he couldn’t really pick
Plastic pollution in freshwater lakes could become a breeding ground for microscopic algae that benefit the environment and break down the plastic in just six weeks, new study says A surge of plastic pollution in freshwater lakes could result in a rise of of oxygen The plastic become a breeding