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Image copyright Copernicus/KNMI/ESA Image caption There is enough data to be confident in the observed changes New data confirms the improvement in air quality over Europe – a byproduct of the coronavirus crisis. The maps on this page track changes in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – a pollutant that comes principally from the use of fossil …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Traffic has been much-reduced on the streets of New York Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel. Researchers in New York told the BBC their early results showed carbon monoxide mainly from cars had …

It’s one of the most profitable leisure industries in the world, but campaigners say the cruise industry could be contributing more than it needs to the problem of air pollution. Cruise ships have huge power demands, and to power on-board facilities such as lights and water treatment plants, they run their engines 24/7 whilst moored …

MAINZ, Germany, March 5, 2020 — Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence and than parasitic and vector-borne diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and smoking, according to a study published March 3 in Cardiovascular Research. However, research by SPECTARIS, the Fraunhofer …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lake is said to have once contained King Arthur’s sword Excalibur – but now harbours plastic The discovery of microplastic pollution near the top of the highest mountain in Wales is a “scary wake-up call”, environmentalists have said. Traces of plastic have been found in samples collected from …

Image copyright NASA Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is “at least partly” due to an economic slowdown prompted by the coronavirus, US space agency Nasa says. Nasa maps show falling levels of nitrogen dioxide this year. It comes amid record declines in China’s factory activity as manufacturers …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A seagull struggles to take flight while covered by a plastic bag Plastic pollution can build up in the bodies of seabirds, adding to the threats they face in the wild, according to a new study. Researchers fed plastic pellets to nesting chicks to look at the direct effects …

MILL VALLEY, California (Reuters) – Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Saturday displayed its pickup truck and SUV at an event in San Francisco’s Bay Area and said that when their prices are unveiled soon they will be lower than has been previously announced. The Rivian R1T all-electric truck is pictured at an event, held by …

(GERMANY OUT) white chocolate from the Nestle company (Photo by Schöning/ullstein bild via Getty … [+] Images) ullstein bild via Getty Images The world’s largest food company Nestlé announced on Thursday that it will invest up to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.1 billion or €1.9 billion) to tackle plastic waste. The water and chocolate Swiss …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artificial pitches are popular due to games not having to be cancelled after weeks of wet weather Wales could lead the way in reducing plastic pollution by tightening rules on artificial sports pitches, environmentalists have said. Rubber crumb made from car tyres is used on many 3G pitches and …