The WHO suggests governments implement stricter vehicle emissions standards, improve public transport and cut down on agricultural waste incineration.
Large swathes of northern Europe and western Siberia may become “climatically unsuitable” for carbon-rich permafrost peatlands within a few decades, even under moderate warming scenarios,...
Black carbon from tourist ships and research expeditions is changing the colour of Antarctica’s snow and melting its ice, according to scientists from Chile.
Two studies have looked at the impact of exposure to tire particles on ocean and freshwater species. Researchers have found ways to reduce harmful effects.
Around 90% of the world’s population breathes air pollution, leaving them at risk of a weakened immune system and more exposed to chronic diseases. Air pollution can increase the threat p...
Methane produced from domestic cooking on gas stoves in the US has a similar environmental impact as 500,000 cars, according to researchers.
Tiny nanoplastics are widespread and could be harmful to our health - and ever more of them are being created as discarded plastics break down in nature.
President Xi Jinping's pledge that China will be carbon neutral by 2060 requires global cooperation between nations to achieve ambitious climate targets.
Clean air and net-zero goals aren't just good for climate change, they will save lives and money spent on healthcare, leading to a more productive workforce.
Up to now, using glitter to add sparkle has come at an environmental cost, but that’s about to change. Scientists have invented a safe alternative derived from cellulose - and it's vegan,...
According to the WHO over 90% of children are breathing toxic air every day. We outline the measures needed to combat the health risks of air pollution.
Shipping must reduce its emissions by a third this decade if the industry is to meet the Paris Agreement's goal of 1.5C. Here's how it can be achieved.
Can efforts to reduce greenhouse gases also help improve the air we breathe? Three major cities explain how they are cutting emissions from road transport.
Global (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement have rebounded by 4.9% this year, new estimates suggest, following a Covid-related dip of 5.4% in 2020.
It’s time to stop the growth of greenhouse gas emissions by decoupling industrial development from climate-polluting energy use, with governments tracking them.