A new study adds more evidence to the idea that e-cigarettes aren’t an entirely risk-free endeavor. It suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic.
Now, researchers have found 73 percent of Northwest Atlantic deep-sea fish are eating microplastic – the highest reported frequency of plastic-eating fish in the world.
Everyday products like hair spray, air freshener, cleaners, colognes and perfumes, pesticides, glues, and conventional cleaning products contribute a far greater amount of pollution to the atmosphere than previously thought.
The time taken to reach the limit improves since last year but campaigners say the Government must do more to save lives.
The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. The report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators.
Beijing inspectors went to some of the most polluted cities in the world to discover thousands of officials had failed in their roles to care for the environment.
The viewpoint article -- "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice" - was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries.
Schools are closed, construction has halted, and vehicles have been restricted as levels of PM2.5 pollution spike in the Indian capital.
Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.
Health experts warn of the effects of the fine-particulate pollution generated by wildfires, which are worsening in part due to climate change.
Neonicotinoids, the chemicals commonly found in pesticides, have been linked to colony collapse in bee populations.
Around 4.5 billion people throughout the world are currently exposed to levels of particulate air pollution at least twice the levels the WHO considers safe.