Pollution News

Additional support for farmers tackling water pollution

The UK government are to offer farmers further advice, support, and funding to facilitate tackling the challenge of water pollution.

Half of urban greenhouse gas emissions produced by 25 megacities 

New data published by Frontiers highlights that 52% of urban greenhouse gas emissions are generated by just 25 megacities. 

Investigation finds troubling level of chemicals in plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich have studied the chemicals in plastics worldwide, discovering surprisingly excessive levels of substances of potential concern deliberately used in everyday plastic products.

EDGAR reveals air pollutant emissions decrease in developed countries

A study utilising EDGAR technology has indicated that air pollutant emissions have regressed in more developed countries. 

Guiding the national rollout of electric vehicle chargepoint networks

A novel study led by researchers at Loughborough University will investigate the use of current electric vehicle chargepoint networks to support their widespread introduction across the UK. 

Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Researchers at Texas A&M have discovered a way to use agriculture byproducts to produce sustainable bioplastics.

The barriers obstructing a circular economy for electronic waste

Researchers have developed a framework to achieve a circular economy for electronic waste, a key objective in achieving a sustainable planet.

Over one million deaths caused by burning fossil fuels in 2017

A study has concluded that more than one million global deaths in 2017 were attributable to burning fossil fuels.

Using E.coli to convert plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring

A research team has developed an innovative method to combat plastic pollution, utilising E. coli bacteria to transform it into vanillin.

€17.5 billion for fair and inclusive green transition in Europe

The European Council has adopted a new regulation establishing a €17.5 billion fund to ensure that Europe’s green transition is fair and inclusive.

Microplastics discovered in Europe’s largest ice cap for the first time

A research team has discovered microplastics in Europe’s largest ice cap, a potential warning sign for future environmental implications.

Using technology to identify sources of plastic in the ocean

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are working to create a model that will tackle the problem of plastic in the ocean, showing where it collects and where it comes from.

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.