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

Plastic pollution: Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste

There are concerns tyre infill from sports pitches is ending up in waterways and harming wildlife.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution plastic plastic-pollution family welsh-government welsh-assembly

'Toxic chemical cocktail' passed to baby porpoises

Potent chemicals are unwittingly passed down from mother to calf, according to a UK study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment pollution oceans dolphins

Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: pollution netherlands

Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: prostate-cancer environment pollution agriculture france caribbean guadeloupe martinique

Northern Ireland's seas a 'mixed picture'

Most seabird populations, including kittiwakes, puffins and herring gulls, remain at risk.

By Conor Macauley • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  pollution  wildlife

Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates

Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 12, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: environment pollution plastic-pollution ocean-pollution

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