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Toxics

Major retailers in Britain say no to glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
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Climate

The world's largest wind turbines to be used for North Sea project

The world's largest offshore wind project — the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank farm in the North Sea — announced it will be using the world's largest turbines to generate electricity for more than 4.5 million homes in the United Kingdom.

Toxics

Why is the U.K. panicking over chlorinated chicken?

Spraying chicken with chlorine is a quick fix for poor hygiene standards in U.S. agriculture. But as Britain looks to a trade deal with the U.S. to replace the EU, its consumers are wary of lax standards—especially the chickens.
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Justice

Do bike lanes have an accessibility problem?

Expanding road space for bikes can limit accessibility for others — a balancing act for street planners and disability advocates.  
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Water

George Monbiot: The government is looking the other way while Britain's rivers die before our eyes

You can judge the state of a nation by the state of its rivers. Pollution is the physical expression of corruption. So what should we conclude about a country whose rivers are systematically exploited, dumped on and bled dry?

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Toxics

Why the U.K. is investing big in cycling and walking

The new push to promote and fund active travel is as much about improving health as it is about curbing pollution.
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Toxics

Europe said it was pandemic-ready. Pride was its downfall

The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.
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Toxics

UK MP involved in deceptive amendment that will deregulate gene-edited crops without scrutiny

Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer, has proposed an amendment to the agriculture bill that will deregulate the gene editing of crops and foods.

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Toxics

River Wye pollution linked to growth in free-range poultry farming

The River Wye has become so polluted from waste linked to free-range poultry farms that it no longer meets European and national standards on river health, according to a body that represents fishing interests in the UK.
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Justice

Carys Roberts: Making GDP the focus of a post-coronavirus economy would be a mistake

A new, green economy could create 1m jobs, says Carys Roberts, executive director of the IPPR.

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Justice

Caroline Lucas,Laura Sandys: The 'old normal' wasn't good enough. It's time for a green economy

As the host of the next international climate summit, COP26, the UK has a great responsibility to drive an intensification of climate and nature action around the world.

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Climate

Will floating turbines usher in a new wave of offshore wind?

Proponents contend the new technology could boost the wind industry, but daunting challenges, including costs, remain.

Toxics

One way the coronavirus could transform Europe’s cities: More space for bikes

European cities are already reclaiming portions of busy thoroughfares to install new bike lanes.
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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