Pollution News

Developing solutions to agricultural runoff and water contamination

Professor Bernd Lennartz from the University of Rostock investigates methods of reducing water contamination by developing solutions to agricultural runoff. Ground and surface water quality...

Could 2021 be the beginning of a new era of sustainable shipping?

Shipping can have a devastating impact on the environment, however new innovative technologies could spur on a new era of sustainable shipping. Throughout the last...

Why manufacturers should embrace sustainable plastics

As the negative impact of plastic pollution continues, manufacturers have the responsibility to switch to sustainable plastics to protect both their consumers and the...

Pledge To Net Zero: a commitment to reducing greenhouse gases

In anticipation of World Environment Day tomorrow, the organisations responsible for Pledge To Net Zero have asked environmental services to remain committed to reducing...

Sustainable wood derived PPE to protect against COVID-19

West Virginia University researchers have received $200,000 to develop wood derived PPE to protect against COVID-19. The environmental impact of COVID-19 is still largely unknown....

The top five environmentally friendly cities to work in

After conducting extensive research, British Business Energy has published the findings of its recent study ranking the top ten environmentally friendly cities to work...

Are we underestimating the volume of microplastics in the ocean?

A recent study, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, suggests researchers have grossly underestimated the volume of microplastics in the ocean. A new paper, published in...

Global carbon emissions continue to drop due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Depending on the duration of global lockdowns, researchers have suggested that daily carbon emissions will decrease by 17%. A new...

New compostable bioplastic to extend the shelf life of food

An EU-funded project has created bioplastics from essential oils, cheese whey and almond shells. Once made into packaging, this polymer can extend the shelf...

CLOUD experiment reveals unknown mechanism driving urban smog

CERN’S Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets (CLOUD) experiment has revealed a new mechanism that drives winter urban smog episodes. Published in Nature, the results of this...

New innovative method of detecting NO2 concentrations

Whilst studying the changes in the optical properties of lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (Ln-MOFs) in the presence of various NO2 concentrations, researchers found that the...

Inland ports as innovation hubs

Seemingly unappealing inland ports are being called upon to use traditional modes of transport in innovative and sustainable ways in order the tackle our...

Pollution

Pollution can be simply defined as the contamination of an environment. The term pollution encompasses everything from plastic in our oceans to excess CO2 in our atmosphere to unnatural light. Not only does pollution harm the health and wellbeing of mammals, but it can also destroy plant life.

Foreign, polluting substances disturb the natural harmony of the Earth’s ecosystems, destroying habitats, contaminating drinking water and eliminating food sources.