Not your cup of tea! Study finds tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles

Researchers found a single plastic tea bag at brewing temperature could release around 11.6bn microplastic and 3.1bn nanoplastic particles into a cup

Battery groups charge towards greener production and recycling

International industry groups have signed a binding memorandum of cooperation to improve global health, safety and environmental performance in the lead battery supply chain

Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

A new report suggests particulate matter is particular dangerous, as tiny particles can “easily penetrate lung passageways” and cause “significant cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage”

Air pollution could be as harmful as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day

Researchers found an association between long-term exposure to all major air pollutants, especially ozone, and an increase in emphysema

Could wind turbines be killing cows?

Some farmers in France believe electromagnetic fields coming from electrical infrastructure could be causing high rates of animal mortality

Oil and gas infrastructure ‘is putting unborn children at risk’

The University of Colorado suggests pregnant women living in close proximity to gas wells and oil refineries could have up to a 70% greater chance of giving birth to babies with congenital heart defects

UK farming sector ‘must dramatically change to avoid climate catastrophe’

The RSA Food Farming & Countryside Commission urges agricultural systems must be radically transformed and made sustainable within a decade

Vegan diet ‘could cut global emissions by ten billion tonnes’

A new study suggests dropping animal products from diets could also save more than a hundred thousand lives in the UK alone

You might have cut your credit card up before – but have you eaten it?

Unfortunately, the answer may be yes – a new report suggests the average person consumes around five grams of plastic every week

Half of parents ‘would move house to escape air pollution if affordable’

New research has found more than one in 10 parents of under 18s have already moved to ‘cleaner areas’