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River pollution leads to Welsh demand for halt to intensive chicken farms

As rivers in Wales deteriorate and fill with pollution, a coalition of groups has called for a moratorium on planning approval for new intensive poultry units in Powys.

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Toxics

Mystery as chemical spill kills tens of thousands of fish along stretch of pristine river in Wales

Emily Tilling witnessed a 'complete kill' - a pollution spill so toxic that it wiped out all the fish and almost all the insects and other invertebrates along three miles of the River Llynfi in mid-Wales.

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Water

Oyster 'maternity ward' to boost native in River Conwys

Oysters in a Welsh river could see their numbers rise to 10,000, thanks to an "oyster maternity ward".

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Plastic Pollution

Use of plastic bags in England drops by 59% in a year

Shoppers' use of plastic carrier bags in England has continued to fall – by 59% in the last year alone – since the introduction of the 5p charge, according to recent figures.

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Climate

Nant Helen opencast mine to close after licence rejected over climate

A licence for the extraction of fossil fuels in Wales has been refused by the Welsh government for the first time.

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Toxics

Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year

Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers look set to be banned in Wales under proposals from the Welsh government.

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Climate

Government response criticized as third storm deluges the United Kingdom

Last month was the wettest February ever recorded in the United Kingdom, and more rain is expected over the next week.
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Biodiversity

This tiny creature seemed extinct. DNA technology helped prove it wasn't

The rediscovery of a fly species in Wales hints at environmental DNA sampling’s potential to change endangered species protection.
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Climate

Britain battered as Storm Dennis brings landslides and travel chaos

Fast on the heels of another big storm, Dennis has caused flooding and misery for the second straight weekend.
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Climate

Inches from disaster: Crisis faces Britain’s crumbling coastline

Retired trawlerman Armand Toms runs his finger along a knee-high mark on the diesel tanks used to refill the 50 or so fishing and tripping boats moored in Looe's harbour in south-east Cornwall.

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Plastic Pollution

Environmentalist who removed tonnes of plastic from beaches quits, saying we're "losing the battle" 

An environmentalist who has dedicated years to cleaning beaches has announced he is quitting as the planet is “losing the battle” against plastic.
From our Newsroom

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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