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

Who knew?

As Palau bans sunscreen to protect coral reefs, we look at other products causing environmental damage.

BBC Science News | Nov. 2, 2018 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment water-pollution pollution palm-oil

In a spin

Water shortages mean the laundry industry is adopting various technologies to reduce consumption.

By Padraig Belton | Oct. 4, 2018 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: water-pollution drought

Are seafood lovers really eating 11,000 bits of plastic per year? - BBC News

The figure of 11,000 bits of plastic a year, which has been

By Reality Check team | Dec. 17, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  reality-check  water-pollution  reality-check  pollution  plastic-pollution  plastic

'Shocking' levels of PCB chemicals in UK killer whale Lulu - BBC News

One of the UK's last killer whales was contaminated with "shocking" levels of a toxic chemical, scientists say.

By Rebecca Morelle | May 2, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  environment  animals  water-pollution  pollution  killer-whales  ocean-pollution  oceans

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