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

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 • bbcnews
Aug. 22, 2019 ~9 min

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

Who knew?

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

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 2, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: environment pollution water-pollution palm-oil

In a spin

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

By Padraig Belton • bbcnews
Oct. 4, 2018 ~6 min

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2017 ~3 min

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

'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 • bbcnews
May 2, 2017 ~7 min

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

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