MEPs call for greener manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

They are urging the EU to tackle pharmaceutical pollution by making products more biodegradable whilst not impairing their efficacy

New Jersey adopts environmental justice law to protect minority communities

The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities, including fossil fuel plants, on overburdened communities

More US citizens concerned about long-term threat of climate change than coronavirus

Around 35% of respondents said they now trust their government’s ability to tackle the climate crisis less than they did before the pandemic

The small island state of Aldabra requires $4.68m to clean up plastic pollution

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Seychelles is still host to 513 tonnes of plastic waste, made up largely of buoys, ropes, fishing nets and flipflops

Improving poor air quality across the UK ‘could result in a £1.6bn boost to the economy’

That’s the suggestion from a recent CBI Economics analysis, which says cleaning up airborne pollution could also prevent 17,000 deaths annually

Government to set out legally-binding targets to build back better and greener by end of 2022

Introduced to underpin the Environment Bill, the ‘ambitious’ targets will also apply to any future governments

Your seafood platter might contain a hidden ingredient – plastic

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland studied five different kinds of seafood and found traces of plastic in every sample

Himalaya’s geothermal springs emit ‘huge amount of CO2’

The chemical processes taking place in rocks deep in the Himalayan core are a signficant source of emissions, a new study finds

‘Technologies to clean plastic waste from ocean surface won’t work’

Scientists say newly announced devices to skim rubbish from the top of the world’s seas won’t have any significant impact in cleaning up pollution

‘Almost 30% of Britons don’t know fly-tipping is breaking the law’

One in eight UK residents admit to illegal fly-tipping, according to a new report