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One of UK’s biggest dairy firms fined £1.5m for polluting Cornwall river

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One of the UK’s biggest dairy firms has been fined £1.5m for repeatedly polluting a river near its Cornwall factory and causing local residents to suffer years of noxious smells – but the problems are continuing. Dair...

Exhausted workers, polluting journeys: how unethical is next-day delivery?

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The pandemic turned the US into a next-day delivery nation. Amazon, in particular, saw sales surge during the dark days of Covid. In the first three months of 2021, the company watched its total sales tick up by 44%, ...

How heavy polluting industries are trying to decarbonise

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If you want to put your pension to work tackling the climate emergency, you might assume you should be backing new businesses in areas such as clean technology. After all, these startups will often have sustainability...

From aviation to agriculture: how do the heavy polluting industries plan to decarbonise?

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If you want to put your pension to work tackling the climate emergency, you might assume you should be backing new businesses in areas such as clean technology. After all, these startups will often have sustainability...

From aviation to agriculture: how heavy polluting industries plan to decarbonise

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If you want to put your pension to work tackling the climate emergency, you might assume you should be backing new businesses in areas such as clean technology. After all, these startups will often have sustainability...

Cop trumps: how bad are emissions from key polluting countries?

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As world leaders descend on Glasgow for vital United Nations Cop26 climate talks, seen as one of the last chances to prevent environmental breakdown, they will try their utmost to be seen to be taking action. But when...

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations

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Analysis of the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries since 1850 has revealed the nations with the greatest historical responsibility for the climate emergency. But six of the top 10 have yet to make ambitious n...

HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

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HS2 has lost vast amounts of a potentially highly polluting substance in an aquifer during the construction of the high-speed rail link, it has emerged. Environmental campaigners have raised concerns about the impact ...

Worst polluting countries must make drastic carbon cuts, says Cop26 chief

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The world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases must produce clear plans to cut their carbon output drastically, the president of vital UN climate talks has urged, after scientists warned there was only a small chanc...

Ban on polluting lorries pledged in Tories’ transport greenprint

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New diesel and petrol lorries will be banned in Britain by 2040, under a “greenprint” to decarbonise all types of transport by 2050. The British government’s long-awaited transport decarbonisation plan, finally publis...

EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump

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The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered an oil refinery in the US Virgin Islands to pause all operations, citing “at least four incidents” in which the facility that significantly affected St Croix residents. ...

Scientists find way to remove polluting microplastics with bacteria

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Microbiologists have devised a sustainable way to remove polluting microplastics from the environment – and they want to use bacteria to do the job. Bacteria naturally tend to group together and stick to surfaces, and...

‘It’s hard, we’re neighbours’: the coalmine polluting friendships on Poland’s borders

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Czechs and Germans who live in the shadow of the vast Turów mine claim it is an environmental menace. Some in Poland want to weaponise its defenceWhen the Czech government announced it was taking Poland to Europe’s hi...