Pollution

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England’s coast faces ‘multiple threats’ of dredging, sewage and pollution
Environment Agency paints bleak picture of coastal regions with eco-systems and people coming under increased pressure

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

26, Jan, 2023 @9:47 AM

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Pollution may make birch pollen more irritating to hay fever sufferers – study
Pollen from trees growing in heavily polluted urban areas has higher levels of Bet v1 allergen, experts find

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Inuit warn ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife
Calls for mandatory measures to reduce underwater noise pollution as melting ice opens up shipping routes

Karen McVeigh

25, Jan, 2023 @11:56 AM

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Net zero by 2050 in England and Wales equals ‘extra 2m years of life’
Study points to ‘substantial reductions in mortality’ and significant health benefits if policies implemented

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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As a girl, I was thrilled by the night sky. Must my son grow up without seeing the Milky Way? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
I love the idea of my boy and his dad peering through a telescope together, writes Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. But what will light pollution leave for them to look at?

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

24, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill
Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to be from shipping containers lost in Atlantic

Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Jan, 2023 @12:46 PM

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Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges
Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

Sandra Laville

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘You should gaze at your bins in horror’: the massive crime scandal behind the UK’s rubbish
The mafia is infiltrating our waste, and millions of tonnes of it is being illegally dumped. A shocking podcast uncovers the horrific environmental scandal – and its links to gun and drug trafficking

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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App reveals most polluted London Underground routes to travel on
A young innovator has won a top award for developing software to map the tube routes with the cleanest air

Robin McKie

21, Jan, 2023 @3:51 PM

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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Light pollution rapidly reducing number of stars visible to naked eye, study finds
Research suggests if trend continues, view of Orion’s belt will disappear due to glow from artificial lighting

Nicola Davis

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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