Tackling the UK’s ‘polluter elite’ is key to net zero

The wealthiest citizens must make the most dramatic changes to their behaviours to keep the 1.5°C target in sight, according to a new report

Japan to dispose of 1.2m tonnes of Fukushima nuclear power plant water into the ocean

Japan’s Prime Minister said disposal of treated water is an ‘unavoidable issue’

Calls to ban SUVs as carbon-intensive cars clog city streets

The New Weather Institute says SUV advertising should be banned, in much the same way tobacco advertising has been outlawed in the interest of public health

EU and UNEP set out common priorities for environmental co-operation in Latin America and Caribbean

They aim to tackle the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution in the context of the region’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery

UK’s landfills ‘squeezed by 300m toothpaste tubes every year’

A new report suggests the aluminium lined found in many tubes makes them ‘a recycling nightmare’

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 is now 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

‘It took about 200 years for the atmosphere to see a 25% increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, but only another 35 years to reach this year’s sorry milestone of a 50% increase.’

Nearly 82 countries exceeded WHO fine particulate matter limits in 2020

Delhi continued to be the most polluting capital in the world, a new IQAir quality report finds

Thames Water customers report thousands of sewer blockages using new online tool

Since the launch of the online tool in October 2020, more than 6,800 blockages have been reported and raised, with a record 2,100 in February 2021 alone

Council rolls out ‘Litter Cams’ for litterbug drivers

Motorists who are caught disposing of litter from their windows face fines of up to £120

Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution

More than 1,100 fish died after untreated sewage was released into a local stream in 2016