Pollution News

Air pollution has a detrimental effect to the health of Giant Asian honeybees

Researchers have analysed the effects of pollution on one of India’s most important pollinators, the Giant Asian honeybee.

Putting an end to marine plastic pollution

Joao Sousa spoke to International Editor Clifford Holt about the problem of marine plastic pollution and some of the potential solutions.

Water Europe on achieving a water-smart society

Durk Krol of Water Europe discusses the barriers to achieving a water-smart society and how Water Europe is developing the solutions.

Eco-friendly antifouling: avoiding the spill of biocides with Finsulate’s wrapping solution

Finsulate prevents this deliberate and unnecessary pollution with its eco-friendly antifouling wrapping solution.

Scientists have developed a new method of treating sewage using a new strain of bacterium

A team of researchers has developed a new method of treating sewage that is much simpler, cheaper, and greener than existing methods.

New plant nanobionic optical sensor that can detect and monitor levels of arsenic in the environment

Scientists have engineered a novel type of plant nanobionic optical sensor that can detect and monitor levels of arsenic in the environment.

Plastic pollution in the ocean can cause deformities in sea urchin larvae

New research by the University of Exeter, UK, shows plastic pollution in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae. To...

Nanocellulose: a bio-based solution for capturing microplastics

VTT Senior Scientist Suvi Arola and Research Professor Tekla Tammelin discuss their research into how nanocellulose can be used...

Ship exhaust emissions can alter the behaviour of clouds

Research conducted by the University of Manchester, UK, shows that ship exhaust emissions can alter the behaviour of clouds.

Monitoring the environmental effects of Bonfire Night

Researchers from the University of Leeds, UK, have monitored air quality on Bonfire Night (5 November) to determine whether soot created by fires and...

2°C rise in global temperatures could release billions of tonnes of carbon

A new study led by the University of Exeter, UK, suggests that a 2°C rise in global temperatures would release billions of tonnes of...

New material can remove carbon dioxide from industrial waste

A team of researchers at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, has developed a material that can remove carbon dioxide from industrial waste. In the journal...

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.