Day: June 21, 2021

Legacy of toxic leaded petrol lingers in air in London, study finds

Legacy of toxic leaded petrol lingers in air in London, study finds

Most cities likely to be affected by the pollutant, which is particularly harmful to children’s brains Toxic lead from petrol..

Microbes and solar power ‘could produce 10 times more food than plants’

Microbes and solar power ‘could produce 10 times more food than plants’

The system would also have very little impact on the environment, in contrast to livestock farming, scientists say Combining solar..

Song of the Reed: Swallowtail review – Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo shine in hyped eco drama

Song of the Reed: Swallowtail review – Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo shine in hyped eco drama

Casting stage and screen stars in a radio play brings gain and loss. The positive is publicity: Song of the..

If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power | Bhaskar Sunkara

If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power | Bhaskar Sunkara

A powerful form of clean energy already exists – and it is far more reliable than wind and solar On..

Hungary’s LGBT protests and Juneteenth Day: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

Hungary’s LGBT protests and Juneteenth Day: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the coverage on struggles for human rights and freedoms from China to Colombia Continue reading…

The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible | Jeremy Caradonna

The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible | Jeremy Caradonna

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn’t..

Medical leaders urge Boris Johnson to bring air pollution below WHO limit

Medical leaders urge Boris Johnson to bring air pollution below WHO limit

Alliance of doctors and nurses calls for environment bill to include reduction in small particle pollution limits Medical leaders are..

‘Paradise exists!’: Sebastião Salgado’s stunning voyage into Amazônia

‘Paradise exists!’: Sebastião Salgado’s stunning voyage into Amazônia

The voyage wrecked his knee and almost cost an eye – but it took the Brazilian photographer into a world..

Farm plan poses ‘catastrophic’ threat to Zambian park vital for fruit bats

Farm plan poses ‘catastrophic’ threat to Zambian park vital for fruit bats

Conservationists warn of impact on world’s largest mammal migration, key to seed dispersal across Africa Plans to create a huge..

New EU rules would permit use of most polymers without checks, experts warn

New EU rules would permit use of most polymers without checks, experts warn

Proposals would allow common plastics to be used despite valid concerns about possible harms, scientists say New rules on chemicals..