‘The Blob’ kills one million seabirds… but what is it?

Scientists say huge numbers of common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska

Climate conditions and wildfires causing massive fish die-offs in Australia

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has announced a number of major ‘fish kills’ have been reported in rivers and other waterways across the region

Nestle unwraps £1.6bn of funding for food-grade recycled plastics

The food and drink giant has also committed to reducing its use of virgin plastics by a third by 2025

Australian wildfires ‘to push up vegetable prices by as much as 50%’

Industry body AUSVEG has suggested leafy green produce such as broccoli is likely to be worst affected

Climate threats top chart of global concerns for 2020

The World Economic Forum says politicians must work to avoid economic and political polarisation and instead encourage collective efforts to tackle environmental issues

HS2 poses ‘unacceptable risks’ to carbon-storing habitats and biodiversity

A new report published by the Wildlife Trusts claims the planned high-speed rail line connecting London and northern England will ‘push nature closer to the brink’

Love Essex campaign urges people to sign up to plastics reduction pledge

The ‘Love Essex Not Plastic’ campaign aims to highlight the issue of single-use plastics and urge households to switch to reusable options and recycle more

UN publishes draft proposals to reach 2030 biodiversity goals

The plan involves protecting nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land, as well as reaching ‘no net loss’ by 2030 in the area and integrity of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems

New eco-packaging innovation opens the door for sustainable bespoke solutions

COLOURFORM, developed by the James Cropper group, aims to supply premium brands with high-quality, unique and sustainable packaging solutions so that they can work to reduce their environmental footprint

Donald Trump to speed up infrastructure project approval with rule rollback

The National Environmental Policy Act currently requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of projects such as the construction of mines, motorways, water pipes and gas lines