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Pharmaceutical products called on to be greener by MEPs

Pharmaceutical products called on to be greener by MEPs: Further development of “greener” pharmaceuticals is being called for by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) , which are less harmful to the environment, but as effective for patients. Making products more biodegradable whilst not impairing their efficacy to tackle pharmaceutical pollution is being urged for…
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‘Huge amount of CO2’ from Himalaya’s geothermal springs

‘Huge amount of CO2’ from Himalaya’s geothermal springs: The hot water springs in the Himalayas, one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations, release a ‘huge amount of carbon dioxide’. A new study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology has found, which suggests the decarbonation process of carbonate rocks which are present deep in…
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94,000 microplastic particles per second in Thames

94,000 microplastic particles per second in Thames; 94,000 microplastic particles flow through the water every second in some parts of the River Thames. Katharine Rowley, postgraduate student at Royal Holloway has found, who with assistance from the Zoological Society of London and the Natural History Museum found microplastics in high levels are impacting the river,…
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Environmental projects funded by fines

Environmental projects funded by fines: Environment Agency enforcement action during the last nine years has benefitted environmental charities throughout the Midlands to the tune of £1.4 million of grants. Offenders as an alternative to prosecutions are asked to donate to environmental projects  – this applies to individuals or businesses or who are responsible where they…
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Continue remote working to reduce air pollution

Continue remote working to reduce air pollution: Remote working practices must continue to help keep air pollution down. That’s according to a new survey by the Business Clean Air Taskforce (BCAT), which includes organisations Uber, Ricardo, Philips and ENGIE – the group surveyed 2,000 UK respondents and found continued remote working is also both achievable and…
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Half the world exposed to increased air pollution

Half the world exposed to increased air pollution: Half of the world’s population is being exposed to increasing air pollution. That’s the dire warning from new research conducted by University of Exeter researchers, which shows “vast swathes of the world’s population” are suffering from rising levels of toxic fumes, despite global efforts to improve air…
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Russians leak 20,000 tonnes oil inside Arctic Circle

Russians leak 20,000 tonnes oil inside Arctic Circle: A state of emergency was announced in Russia after a 20,000-tonne oil spill has polluted an area of 135 square miles of the Arctic Circle. A subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel‘s diesel power plant collapsed last Friday, leaking the fuel into the Ambarnaya river – the collapse was…
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