Guardian Pollution

  • by Gwyn Topham
    Nitrogen oxide emissions from Bluestar bus, trialled in Southampton, are less than a diesel carAn air-filtering bus which removes pollutants from city streets while it operates is to be rolled out into six regions of the UK following a successful trial.The bus, trialled since 2018 in Southampton, is fitted with fans on the roof that […]
  • by Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent
    Letter suggests oil firm pushed for changes whereby fewer projects would need impact assessments BP has successfully lobbied US policymakers to weaken a landmark environmental law, clearing the way for major infrastructure projects to bypass checks.US government documents show BP America lobbied in favour of Donald Trump’s decision to dilute legislation, which could make it […]
  • by Reuters
    Highest levels of PFAS in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, report by environmental watchdog findsThe contamination of US drinking water with manmade “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.The chemicals, resistant […]
  • by Derek Niemann
    Sandy, Bedfordshire: A false dawn had begun at dusk the day before, with the bright beams from an industrial estateA good hour before sunrise, two song thrushes were in full voice in a small copse by the railway line. A little burst of this, a little snatch of that. What stirred them into pouring out […]
  • by Daniel Ross
    Environmentalists say incinerating a vast stockpile of firefighting foam containing harmful PFAS is putting communities at riskThe Department of Defense is polluting the environment with toxic chemicals by continuing to incinerate a vast stockpile of firefighting foam in a move environmentalists say is in breach of new regulations.In a letter sent last week to the […]
  • by Sandra Laville
    Yorkshire campaigners shine spotlight on water firms’ practice of discharging untreated sewage into riversLocal people in a Yorkshire town are pressing for their river to become the first in the UK to be designated as a bathing area to force the authorities to clean up the water they say is being used as an open […]
  • by Reuters
    Plastic bags to be banned in all major cities by end of 2020, says state plannerChina is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, according to the state planner, as it seeks to tackle one of the country’s biggest environmental problems.Vast amounts of untreated plastic waste are buried in […]
  • by Sarah Butler
    Jane Shepherdson introduces her new fashion rental site My Wardrobe HQ as shoppers warm to hiring other people’s outfitsJane Shepherdson was once named the most powerful woman in British fashion. As the boss of Topshop when it ruled the high street and delivered £100m in profit a year for Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire, she […]
  • by Gary Fuller
    Lack of wind not only obscured view but created the capital’s first air pollution incident of 2020Around the world, capital cities celebrated the new year and new decade with fireworks. Many people were disappointed with London’s show, as smoke obscured the views amid still air. Lack of wind also slowed the dispersion of firework smoke […]
  • by Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
    The city’s water company insists the murky water is safe to drink and was caused by an organic compound found in soilJust weeks before hosting its world famous carnival – and with summer temperatures soaring past 40C (104F) – Rio de Janeiro is on edge as residents across the city complain of murky and foul-smelling […]