Scientists have developed fibre mats that they say can trap chemical pollution.
Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is to come in to effect at the start of 2019.
One of China’s biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors.
Further research is needed into the health risks of mobile phones, England’s top doctor has said, as she warned that people should turn off their devices at night.
Pollution must be seen as a human health hazard as well as an environmental issue, according to a report which highlights the NHS as being a “significant polluter”.
A German court has ruled that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars to combat air pollution, according to reports.
The Government will have to do more to tackle illegal levels of air pollution after a High Court judge ruled its current plans are “unlawful”.
Scientists believe carbon dioxide bursts from industry and land run off could cause irreparable damage to marine ecosystems after tests found acute levels of the gas cause starfish to dissolve.
A cloud of unhealthy haze has settled across the Thai capital Bangkok, shrouding the gilded temples and towering buildings that draw millions of tourists to the city each year.
An MSP has warned Scotland risks becoming the “ashtray of Europe” unless new incinerators are banned.
An MSP has called on all supermarkets to follow Asda’s lead and ditch plastic straws.
The Scottish Parliament has banned plastic straws to help protect the environment.
Car manufacturers which try to cheat emissions rules could face unlimited fines under a new crackdown proposed by the Government.
The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water.
The Co-op is developing a fully biodegradable tea bag free from synthetic materials in a bid to find a solution to the plastic pollution caused by the nation’s favourite hot drink.
Throwaway plastics would be banned in Scotland by 2030 under Scottish Government plans to tackle pollution.
Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution from traffic fumes.
Ministers have published the long-awaited 25-year environment plan to reverse declining wildlife and secure clean air and water, reduced flood risk and more efficient resource use.
Theresa May used a pair of binoculars as she set out her vision for protecting the environment.
A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of cosmetics and care products containing tiny pieces of plastic known as “microbeads” has come into force.