Eels exposed to low levels of cocaine in rivers and other fresh water bodies could be getting hyperactive and suffering with muscle damage, according to new research.
A new congestion charge is set to be introduced in Birmingham city centre by 2020 in a bid to tackle lethal “crisis”-level air pollution.
Pollution from cars and vans costs almost £6 billion in damage to health each year in the UK, with the worst impact from diesel vehicles, research suggests.
Professional distance swimmer Ben Lecomte has set off from Japan to San Francisco in an attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.
In India, a trio of unlikely heroes are waging war against the tsunami of plastic threatening to engulf India.
A new Clean Air Act that meets international air quality guidelines should be established by the Government to protect heart health from toxic levels of pollution, a charity has suggested.
Rules curbing pollution from household wood burners and fires will be brought in as part of efforts to cut harmful dirty air, the Government has announced.
Coupar Angus residents say they are at the end of their tether over hideous smells emanating from the town’s chicken-processing factory.
The European Commission is taking the British Government to court for breaching EU air quality rules.
A sheriff has expressed her frustration at the time it has taken to start the trial of a chemical company which allegedly left 50,000 Perthshire residents without water.
Environmentalist Sir David Attenborough has called on people to cut down on plastic waste by stopping “functionless” uses of the material.
An estimated 50 million years of human life could be lost in the UK if action is not taken to reduce air pollution, scientists have said.
Scientists have found a possible link between cot death and exposure to certain pollutants.
The Government has earmarked a £61.4 million warchest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
Greece has the European Union’s longest coastline, poor waste management and an addiction to single-use plastic that is littering the country’s seabed.
Assurances have been given that mature trees and wildlife on a Dundee site will not be affected by plans for a housing development in the area.
A moss-covered bench which can absorb the same amount of air pollution as 275 trees is undergoing trials in London.
Scientists have developed fibre mats that they say can trap chemical pollution.
A German court has ruled that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars to combat air pollution, according to reports.
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.