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 | Oct. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: environment pollution ocean-pollution plastic-pollution

Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go?

As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?

BBC Science News | Sept. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment recycling-in-the-uk recycling plastic-pollution plastic

Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles - study

The WHO says microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels.

BBC Science News | Sept. 26, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: canada plastic-pollution

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

By Denise Hruby & Thomas Cristofoletti | Sept. 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: italy air-pollution pollution

Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?

A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.

BBC Science News | Sept. 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: environment singapore indonesia pollution malaysia

Dolphins exposed to 'cocktail of pollutants' in English Channel

One of Europe's largest dolphin populations needs special protection, say scientists measuring marine pollution.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment pollution whales dolphins

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

By Imogen Foulkes | Aug. 22, 2019
~4 mins |

Tags:  pollution  plastic-pollution  world-health-organization-who

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

By Daniel Wainwright & Paul Bradshaw | Aug. 22, 2019
~9 mins |

Tags:  environment  rivers  anglian-water  water-pollution  river-thames  severn-trent  northumbrian-water  environment-agency  world-wildlife-fund-for-nature-wwf  water

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay | June 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: shipping france atlantic-ocean the-bahamas ocean-pollution oceans bermuda portugal plastic-pollution republic-of-ireland nike-inc orkney

Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice

Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.

By Roger Harrabin | June 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment pollution fashion plastic-pollution climate-change

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