Cutting road transport emissions ‘remains a significant challenge’

The Office for National Statistics says greenhouse gas emissions from the sector still made up around a fifth of the UK’s total emissions in 2017

Blenheim Palace to open transport hub to slash emissions

The move is expected to benefit the environment, improve air quality and reduce potential damage to the UNESCO World Heritage Site

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

Researchers ‘shocked’ by amount of plastic waste falling in Arctic as snow

Researchers recorded more than 10,000 particles per litre in some of their samples taken from the region’s Svalbard islands

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

Plastic waste ‘impairs kidney function and raises cholesterol levels in birds’

New research has found that although most birds only eat a few small pieces of plastic, that doesn’t mean they’re not seriously affected

Irish 18-year-old invents way to remove microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork has won the $50,000 top prize at the 2019 Google Science Fair in California

Donald Trump: ‘Make plastic straws great again’

The President’s website claims more environmentally-friendly “liberal paper straws don’t work”

‘Love Water’ campaign urges consumers to curb consumption

Businesses are also being urged to get involved and play their part to save water and protect the environment by reducing pollution and waste

Japan’s famous Nara Deer killed by plastic pollution

One dead deer’s stomach was found to contain 4.3 kilogrammes of plastic after it ate wrappers and packaging littered in the scenic area