Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects.

bbcnews
Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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New rules for Arctic shipping 'a missed opportunity'

Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.

bbcnews
Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Electric vehicles: Your questions answered

We answer your top questions on electric cars - on charging, on range and on battery life.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~5 min

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More pollution expected from stay-home workers

Air pollution in big cities could increase because so many people are working from home, a report says.

bbcnews
Oct. 21, 2020 ~3 min

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Phyllis Omido: The woman who won $12m fighting lead battery poisoners

Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido has been ignored, harassed and arrested, but she never gave up.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040

An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 23, 2020 ~4 min

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River Thames 'severely polluted with plastic'

The Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics in the world, a study says.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
July 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'

Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 21, 2020 ~3 min

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High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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