Pollution

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Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges
Firm illegally discharged about 360,000 litres of raw sewage from Worcestershire treatment plants in 2018

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @3:52 PM

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Microplastics cause damage to human cells, study shows
Harm included cell death and occurred at levels of plastic eaten by people via their food

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Dec, 2021 @2:09 PM

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‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN
Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How arable farming sows the seeds of river pollution | Letter
Letter: Prof John Boardman on the reasons behind the poor state of Britain’s rivers

Letters

06, Dec, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Dieselgate: British car buyers’ claim against VW reaches high court
91,000 seek compensation after finding their cars emit more air pollutant than the company said

Rob Davies

05, Dec, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Recycled regatta: world heritage site highlights plastic pollution crisis
When environmentalists on a Seychelles atoll decided to race boats made from ocean litter, they had 500 tonnes to pick from

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How better air could save tens of thousands of lives a year in UK
Studies show implementing WHO air guidelines would have drastic impact on health outcomes

Gary Fuller

03, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sex ratio of babies linked to pollution and poverty indicators
Study finds some pollutants are correlated with higher levels of boys and others with more girls

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK farmers may have to cut livestock count to save rivers, says expert
Overload of chicken and dairy cow manure has left some catchments critical, says author of book on issue

Tom Levitt

29, Nov, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of
Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous

Karen McVeigh

29, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles
EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

Oliver Balch

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Amount of litter on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds
But 75% of waste is still plastic or polystyrene and ‘piecemeal’ government approach not good enough, say campaigners

Damian Carrington Environment editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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