Air quality regulations in Europe may not be sufficient to protect people from harmful sooty particles in traffic and factory fumes, research suggests.
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Friday 31 August 2012
A startling 20 per cent of world's invertebrates, including insects and worms, are now endangered
Saturday 11 August 2012
Site by site, species by species, rescuers are working to bring an injured planet back from the brink
Friday 27 July 2012
Outside destruction is threatening lush reserves designed to protect world's richest biodiversity
Wednesday 25 July 2012
London is facing moderate air pollution as the Olympics kick off, following several days of hot sunny weather.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
There's nothing sweeter than the smug feeling that you're getting the better of the rat race. While your fellow commuters struggle in on the bus, you sail by on your bike or jog along overtaking them at every traffic jam on your way to work. But what if instead of doing your body a favour, you're really exposing it to dangerous air pollution?
Friday 15 June 2012
Fifty years ago today, on 16 June 1962, The New Yorker magazine began a serialisation of Silent Spring, and the modern environmental movement began.
Thursday 14 June 2012
If you've ever seen large-scale deforestation, especially of the rainforest, and seen it close up when it's just happened, you feel you're in the aftermath of an armoured battle. The scale of the destruction stuns you: cleared ground which seems to be everywhere smoking, burning tree stumps flickering like huge candles. It feels as if some giant beast has torn off a great lump of the landscape and savagely consumed it, leaving bits of it bleeding behind.
Thursday 14 June 2012
In the fourth part of our series marking 50 years of the green movement, Michael McCarthy looks at the areas where environmental activism has failed
Monday 11 June 2012
Natural gamma rays may be responsible for around 40 cases of childhood leukaemia in the UK each year, research suggests.
Monday 04 June 2012
George Osborne hopes to cut wind turbine subsidies because his MPs fear their constituents oppose them. But new polling proves their antipathy is hot air
Sunday 03 June 2012
More than 1,700 'garbage-pickers' will lose livelihoods
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
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