A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
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Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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But the roads are much busier than during the first lockdown, new government figures show.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~3 min
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Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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My research into Britain's birds found 77% of species varied in abundance around roads.
July 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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