Pollution

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Cigarette butt recycling scheme aims to stub out waste in Catalonia
Move could provide income for homeless and clean up Barcelona’s streets and beaches, says government

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

20, May, 2022 @10:48 AM

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‘Ella’s law’ bill seeks to establish right to clean air in UK
Jenny Jones says bill, named after girl who died of asthma, treats pollution as matter of social justice

Gary Fuller

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Environmental toxins are worsening obesity pandemic, say scientists
Exclusive: Pollutants can upset body’s metabolic thermostat with some even causing obesity to be passed on to children

Damian Carrington Environment editor

19, May, 2022 @3:51 PM

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‘I’m very conscious of art-washing but we have to bloody well do something’: the show tackling air pollution
From a 1661 pamphlet imploring action on smog to works by Tacita Dean and Dryden Goodwin, In the Air gives artistic form to the stuff we draw into our lungs

Patrick Barkham

18, May, 2022 @9:01 AM

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Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, scientists warn
Toxic air, water and soil are ‘existential threat to human and planetary health’, says global review

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Light pollution falling amid soaring energy prices, star survey finds
Reasons behind drop include people being more conscious of energy use during cost of living crisis, says CPRE

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Australian Conservation Foundation names Mount Isa the most polluted postcode in the country
Mount Isa Mines responsible for 91% of emissions in the outback city despite having an ‘industry-leading air quality management framework’

Eden Gillespie

16, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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US oil refineries spewing cancer-causing benzene into communities, report finds
Analysis shows alarming level of benzene at fence-line of facilities in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Indiana and US Virgin Islands

Aliya Uteuova in New York

14, May, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Sewage dumps into English rivers widespread, criminal inquiry suspects
Environment agency says initial investigation into all 10 water firms suggests possible ‘serious non-compliance’ with law

Sandra Laville

13, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Dry spring adds to testing times for English chalk streams
Efforts to save habitats from overabstraction and pollution have been growing in recent years

Paul Brown

13, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief
Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisis

Fiona Harvey, Matthew Taylor and Damian Carrington

12, May, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog
From fisheries collapse to dead rivers, official body urges government to urgently turn ambition into action

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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