The Guardian’s view on water pollution: clean up the waste water | Editorial

Eenglish water companies have become accustomed to pumping raw sewage into the sea and rivers. An investigation launched last year by the regulator, Ofwat, and the Environment Agency, is an opportunity to raise the bar. But there are worrying signs that this opportunity to shed light may be missed. The Environment Agency’s refusal to reveal … Read more

Interview with Doug McMaster: “Zero waste is not about the individual”

Interview with Doug McMaster: "Zero waste is not about the individual"

Food waste is a huge global problem, with millions of tons of food thrown away every year, which accounts for 8-10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Independent series, The Clean Plate Club, explores what can be done about food waste as the world continues to grapple with the climate crisis. Chef Doug McMaster … Read more

Circular waste management is a powerful but overlooked climate solution

A new study suggests that by 2050 the world could largely eliminate an entire source of air pollution, which currently contributes 150 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year – simply by changing the way which we throw things away. The amount of waste produced increases each year as the world’s population grows and … Read more

NASA and HeroX want to convert waste in space and monitor air quality here on Earth

NASA and HeroX want to convert waste in space and monitor air quality here on Earth

In the coming years, NASA will make the long-awaited return to the Moon, where it will be joined by multiple space agencies and commercial partners. This will be followed by NASA and China sending the first crewed missions to Mars and other places in deep space over the next decade. This presents many challenges, not … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/elephants-dying-plastic-waste-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste at an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the area, after two more were found dead over the weekend -end. Around 20 elephants have died in the past eight years … Read more

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

Elephants die after eating plastic waste at landfill in Sri Lanka

By ACHALA PUSSALLA January 14, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/health-environment-and-nature-animals-wildlife-sri-lanka-af9c9e843c518bcbc02af760fb84ee33 PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) – Environmentalists and veterinarians warn plastic waste in an open dump in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the week -end. About 20 elephants have died over the past eight years after consuming … Read more