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Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time
Tiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contamination

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists
Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Global heating linked to early birth and damage to babies’ health, scientists find
Exclusive: Impacts include premature births and birth defects and affect everybody, everywhere, say researchers

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Leading UK fracking firm taken over by green energy group
Third Energy now has ‘absolutely no interest in fossil gas’ and is targeting renewable energy

Damian Carrington Environment editor

14, Jan, 2022 @1:51 PM

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UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy
ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Protein from gorse bushes could feed millions of people, says expert
Invasive prickly plant is widely cleared in Scotland and has been used as animal fodder in the past

Damian Carrington Environment editor

10, Jan, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Climate crisis: last seven years the hottest on record, 2021 data shows
Global heating continued unabated with extreme weather rife and greenhouse gases hitting new highs

Damian Carrington Environment editor

10, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Don’t Look Up: four climate experts on the polarising disaster film
Critics haven’t been kind to Adam McKay’s eco-satire, but many climate experts are lauding it. Here four give their views

Ketan Joshi, Fiona Harvey, Nina Lakhani and Damian Carrington

08, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Ghost’ orchid that grows in the dark among new plant finds
Hundreds of new species include pink voodoo lily and a ylang-ylang tree named after Leonardo DiCaprio

Damian Carrington Environment editor

06, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Companies race to stem flood of microplastic fibres into the oceans
New products range from washing machine filters and balls to fabrics made from kelp and orange peel

Damian Carrington Environment editor

30, Dec, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Microplastics may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease, study finds
People with IBD have 50% more microplastics in their faeces but more research needed to confirm connection

Damian Carrington Environment editor

22, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Contact with nature in cities reduces loneliness, study shows
Loneliness is significant mental health concern and can raise risk of death by 45%, say scientists

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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