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Research: 'Substantial quantities' of microplastics from tyres contaminating rivers and oceans

Vehicle tyres have been confirmed as a leading source of microplastic pollution in the ocean and rivers, according to scientists.

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Large areas of London to go 'car-free' as Mayor plots green Covid-19 recovery

Transport for London says it is 'determined' to keep gains seen for air pollution and safer streets over past two months after lockdown measures ease
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Cats trump climate change for Britain's storytellers, report shows

For Britain's entertainment industry, the existential threat climate change poses matters - but not as much as cats, picnics, gravy, and cake.

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'Get ahead of these risks': BlackRock issues climate risk warning to investors

Asset management giant warns investors are vastly underestimating risks posed by climate change impacts today 'not just years in the future'

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Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to $2.5bn a year, researchers find

Scientists warn that social and economic price of plastic waste to global society has been underestimated.

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Draft UK law seeks to create committee on plastic pollution

A draft UK law that would sets a legal framework for ending single-use plastic pollution by 2042 is set for its first reading in the House of Commons later today, having secured the backing of campaign groups and MPs from across the political spectrum.

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Investors worth $30tr urge steel industry to 'safeguard future in face of climate change'

More than 250 institutional investors representing over $30tr in assets urge steel sector to set out decarbonisation strategies to guard against climate-related risks.

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UK commits £160m of climate finance for developing countries

BEIS announces fresh funding for developing countries to help tackle climate change, as UK backs global net zero emissions.

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Good news for dolphins? New project to cut noise pollution from offshore turbine installation

Carbon Trust and Fistuca announce major new R&D project to cut costs and biodiversity impacts from offshore wind.

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Mary Robinson launches new feminist fight against climate change

Former Irish president's initiative kicks off with podcasts pairing her with comedian Maeve Higgins,Climate change ,feminist,climate change,Ireland,gender diversity
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'There is no time to delay': UN report calls for bolder climate action

Annual report from UN climate change secretariat declares time is running out to hold to the targets secured in Paris,Policy,Climate change ,UNFCCC,United Nations,climate change,Paris Agreement.

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Mysterious emissions of banned greenhouse gas traced to Chinese factories

Illegal production of CFC-11 in China has a climate impact equivalent to 16-20 coal power plants, the Environmental Investigation Agency estimates.

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Prime Minister pledges to halve new building energy use by 2030

Theresa May unveils target to halve energy usage of new buildings by 2030 as she talks up plans to place UK at forefront of global scientific research and technological development.

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