Smoking & power plant
Air pollution ‘more deadly than smoking’

A new report suggests damaging health implications related to pollution are “substantially higher than previously assumed”

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg commits to closing US coal for good

The world’s 11th richest man plans to help retire every single coal-fired power plant in the country before 2030

Coal power plant
Spanish reduction in coal use saves €952m in health costs

Falling use of the fossil fuel over 2015 and 2016 led to a 40.5% decrease in associated health impacts

Squid
Scientists have an inkling squids could help cut plastic pollution

A new report suggests protein found in the sea creatures could significantly reduce the harmful effects of microplastics

Water treatment
Yorkshire Water launches £17m scheme to clean up treated sewage

It hopes the move will help it meet environmental targets on phosphorus removal

Smog
City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

They called for the Environment Bill to be renamed and for a number of changes to be made

Plastic bottle in the ocean
Enough plastic produced each day to make 22 TRILLION water bottles

The National Geographic Society and Sky Ocean Ventures are offering new funding for innovators to solve this issue

Thames Water to pay £80k for sewage pollution

The money is being given to environmental charity South East Rivers Trust to make improvements to the River Shuttle

Got an idea to tackle the ocean plastics crisis?

Up to £6m of funding is on offer for businesses with innovative solutions

Plastic waste
Teysha Technologies develops biodegradable plastic alternatives

Its AggiePol bio-plastic is derived from sustainable, natural feedstocks such as starches and agricultural waste