Soil and agriculture ‘can play major role in mitigating climate change’

The United Nations Environment Programme says agricultural practices can be used to store ‘vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil’

Majority of Europeans want stricter measures on air quality

In a new survey, more than half of 27,000 respondents said households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to tackle air pollution

Bristol’s polluted air ‘is killing five people every week’

That’s the alarming finding reached in a new study from King’s College London, which examined how particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide contribute to health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, cancer and strokes

Air pollution ‘to blame for 20,500 people UK deaths every year’

That’s according to the 2019 Lancet Countdown report, which forecasts climate change and air pollution will result in millions more premature deaths over the next decade

Energy sector steps towards better mental wellbeing with EnergyMind

The new charity is dedicated to creating a positive culture around the issue of mental health

Spikes in air pollution send hundreds of extra people to hospital across UK

A new report highlights that on days with low air quality, the number of people hospitalised by heart attacks, strokes and asthma significantly rises

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