‘More than 1,000 metric tonnes of microplastics rain down on US parks every year’

Shocking 4% of particles in air were microplastics mainly from fibres in clothing

Michael Gove: ‘World must reverse nature’s decline in 2020’

The Environment Secretary says there is a political, economic and moral need to improve the state of the planet for future generations

Extinction Rebellion launches new wave of boat-based protests across the UK

The environmental activists have blocked busy roads and bridges in in Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and London with brightly painted yachts