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

Rules around human waste in farming are 'out of date'

Sewage used as fertiliser could harm agricultural land, says a report for the Environment Agency.

By Ben Robinson and Claire Bolderson • bbcnews
Feb. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution uk-farming

Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds

Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: pollution plastic plastic-pollution seabirds

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution air-pollution uk-air-pollution

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution china plastic plastic-pollution

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 1, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment pollution hawaii coral-reefs palau oceans ocean-pollution

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