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

Tags: pollution uk-air-pollution

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

Tags: pollution kenya mombasa

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

Tags: environment pollution plastic

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

Tags: environment pollution plastic plastic-pollution river-thames

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

Tags: environment pollution arctic russia

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

Tags: environment pollution wildlife plastic plastic-pollution

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

Tags: earth-science pollution plastic plastic-pollution oceans

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution

Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 31, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pollution air-pollution space-exploration coronavirus-lockdown-measures

New colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels found in Highlands

The species was uncovered during a watercourse survey being carried out in north Highland.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution nature fish animals

Plastic pollution: Snowdon research is a 'wake-up call'

Scientists say pollution on the highest mountain in England and Wales must prompt action.

By Matt Lloyd • bbcnews
March 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution water-pollution plastic plastic-pollution ocean-pollution snowdon brecon-beacons bangor-university peak-district criccieth

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