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Plastic pollution is ‘a planetary emergency’, report warns 

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World's plastic pollution threat is a 'planetary emergency' equal to climate change and a global treaty will be needed to fight the crisis, damning report warnsNew report compares plastic pollution to climate change ...

Londoners warned to avoid exercise today due to pollution

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Londoners are warned to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise TODAY as pollution soars to 'very high' level for the first time in four yearsUK-AIR last night forecasted a rare episode of 'very high' pollution ranked 10/10...

Experts in Antarctica trace microplastic pollution back to THEIR SHIP 

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Scientists studying microplastics in Antarctica discover that 89 per cent of samples analysed came from the paint on their OWN SHIPUniversity of Basel-led experts studied microplastics in the remote Weddell Sea The t...

Lockdown to combat pollution: Delhi prepares travel ban due to smog

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Lockdown to combat air pollution: New Delhi prepares to ban non-essential travel and close offices due to toxic smog even though India torpedoed Cop 26 coal dealSupreme Court proposed first lockdown of its kind to re...

Air pollution led to 300,000 premature deaths across Europe in 2019 

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More than 300,000 people died prematurely due to air pollution across Europe in 2019, shocking report warnsThe EEA published its latest 'Health impacts of air pollution in Europe' briefing Some 178,000 deaths in 2019...

New Delhi schools closed for a week due to air pollution

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Severe air pollution in New Delhi that is partly caused by coal-fired power forces schools to close for a WEEK as anger grows at India for last-minute COP U-turn on fossil fuelsSchools in New Delhi will pivot to virt...

Children’s health at stake from plastic pollution

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GEOFFREY LEAN: Plastic pollution is no longer about the environment or litter – our children's health is at stake Week by week, and month by month, the perils posed by plastic pollution are becoming ever clearer, and...

Air pollution causes almost 6MILLION premature births every year

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Air pollution causes almost 6MILLION premature births around the world every year, study findsStudy found indoor pollution worse than outdoor pollution for newborn health Impact of air pollution was greatest in South...

Climate change and plastic pollution make each other WORSE

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Climate change and plastic pollution make each other WORSE – and politicians must not sideline one in favour of the other, scientists claimResearchers analysed data on the shared impact of climate change and plastic ...

UK’s air pollution bill ISN’T enough

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UK's air pollution bill ISN'T enough: Landmark World Health Organization report says target to tackle toxic air should be HALF of limit proposed by ministersBritain's targets for air pollution are twice as high as WH...

Air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia

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Small increases in air pollution from tiny toxic particles can raise the risk of dementia by 16%, study findsA small increase in fine particle air pollution raises dementia risk by 16%, a new study finds University o...

UN sets out ambitious plans to stop marine plastic pollution by 2050

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United Nations sets out ambitious plans to reach global net zero marine plastic pollution by 2050 — including a reduction in production, global coordination of policies and support for innovations in recyclingThe rep...

Air pollution exposure linked to poor academic skills during childhood

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Children living in areas with high levels of air pollution have weaker spelling, reading and maths skills, study warnsResearchers recruited pregnant women from three regions in New York City They measured levels of t...

UN considers global ban on toxic chemical to turn tide on pollution 

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Is this the end of plastic? United Nations considers groundbreaking global ban on key toxic chemical to turn the tide on pollutionLandmark global ban on toxic chemical is being considered by the UN Scientists say it ...

Waitrose becomes first UK supermarket to back plastic pollution plan

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A ready meal solution! Trays and other supermarket packaging will use plastic saved from the seaWaitrose becomes first British supermarket to use Prevent Ocean Plastic scheme that could save more than 100 tons of pla...

COVID-19 lockdowns may have prevented 32,000 deaths from air pollution

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Empty roads amid the COVID-19 lockdowns may have prevented 32,000 air pollution-related deaths worldwide, scientists predictMassachussets Institute of Technology experts analysed global pollution levels Data come fro...

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