Pollution


Attempts to clean New Delhi’s air are failing without a radical change in energy policy

Attempts to clean New Delhi’s air are failing without a radical change in energy policy

ByJacob DykesMay 6, 2022
Attempts to control India’s air pollution are improving, but the country’s energy policy prevents the lifting of New Delhi’s blanket of smog
New global treaty a crucial step towards solving the plastic pollution crisis

New global treaty a crucial step towards solving the plastic pollution crisis

ByBryony CottamMay 5, 2022
Prof Steve Fletcher, director of the University of Portsmouth’s Global Plastics Policy Centre, talks about a global plastic pollution treaty
The dark side of light pollution

The dark side of light pollution

ByBryony CottamApr 14, 2022
As coastal development continues to grow, research reveals the depth of artificial light pollution and its impact on deep marine organisms
The Ganges: river of life, religion and pollution

The Ganges: river of life, religion and pollution

The Ganges is one of the most polluted rivers on Earth, its religious importance means those willing to clean it up make enormous sacrifices
Mycoremediation: the under-utilised art of fungi clean-ups

Mycoremediation: the under-utilised art of fungi clean-ups

ByJacob DykesFeb 26, 2021
History is littered with examples of ‘mycoremediation’ – using fungi to digest contaminants left by humans. New challenges may reinvigorate the field
The toxic impact of microplastics in the human body

The toxic impact of microplastics in the human body

Scientists at the Plastic Health Summit warn research on nano- and microplastics suggests a potentially deadly effects on human immune cells.
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