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ASOS and H&M found to be lying about sustainability of their fabrics
A new milestone report says that “greenwashing is rife” at both high street and luxury brands.
New plant-based spider silk could replace single-use plastics
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a plant-based, sustainable material that could combat plastic pollution.
The dumped munitions in our oceans causing serious pollution
During the course of the 20th century, many countries routinely dumped munitions of all kinds and chemical weapons into the ocean to get rid of them. Today they are decaying and causing untold harm to the marine environment and human life.
How clean are Europe's oceans, lakes and rivers?
83 per cent of the bloc's bathing waters are 'excellent' but some environmentalists don't think that figure reflects reality.
Big businesses accused of faking net-zero climate targets
A new report entitled “The Big Con” claims to show how some of the world’s biggest polluters have worked to shape climate policy in their own interests.
Danish students rescue shopping trolleys and bikes from under the sea
A community of amateur divers found each other on social media and took it upon themselves to clean up the ocean.
World Oceans Day: What can be done to improve the health of our seas?
On World Oceans Day, Celine Cousteau explains how the oceans hold the key to saving the world.
Steel plant in Naples becomes focus of new regeneration scheme
After much bureaucratic delay, two million square meters in the west part of the city are to be restored to their former glory.
Sri Lanka fears more pollution following sinking of container ship
Up to three billion plastic pellets have already been released into the sea from the vessel.
The local initiatives in France taking on the problem of plastic waste
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic pollute the Mediterranean every year. France produces a lot of the region's plastic waste and recycles less than its neighbours. In Marseille, locals are not waiting for the government to make a change, they are taking plastic waste into their own hands.
UK schools are getting free kits to monitor air pollution levels
Schools in the UK are receiving free kits to monitor pollution levels, in a drive to clean up the air around schools.
Rusting WWII munitions are poisoning Europe's seas
Millions of tons of conventional and chemical munitions have been dumped into the sea after the 20th century world wars. As the shells being to rust, their deadly contents start entering the seawater - and marine food webs.
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EU Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius, breaks down the EU's fight against pollution
"We have premature deaths caused by pollution, we have diseases linked to pollution, we have ecosystem destruction linked to pollution" - Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Ocean and Fisheries, explains how the EU plans to clean up Europe.
What is the EU Green Week and how can you participate?
The annual event, which brings interested parties together to debate the bloc's environmental policy, kicks off today (Monday).
Bulgaria cleans up its beaches by renovating its water treatment facilities
Waste water pollution near Bulgarian beaches has largely been remedied, despite some recurring incidents. Now Bulgaria is aiming to remedy water treatment deficiencies to respond to a growing population and to prevent environmental emergencies.
The ticking environmental time bombs lying on Europe's seafloor
Relic munitions and unexploded ordnance are a global problem, ubiquitously affecting European coastal waters. The risk of possible detonations and environmental contamination hinders the development of many sectors of the blue economy — including offshore energy, shipping, aquaculture and tourism.
Denmark begins excavating buried mink over pollution fears
All of the country's 17 million mink population were culled last year over risk of spreading a COVID-19 variant.
The real cost of Portugal’s lithium boom
How Portugal has the upper hand in Europe's lithium reserves - in this week's Unreported Europe on Euronews.
This biodegradable faux fur is made from cannabis plants
Hemp fur could provide a plastic and animal-free alternative for the fashion industry.
Blue dye found in cabbage could put an end to synthetic blues
Researchers have discovered a natural blue dye found in cabbage which can be used instead of synthetic dye.
These disposable face masks are designed to be thrown away
A Dutch designer has come up with a biodegradable mask full of flower seeds that can be planted in your garden.
Are organic avocados better for the environment?
As their popularity has skyrocketed, the scaly green fruit has gained a controversial environmental record.
Could Spain's four-day working week save the planet?
More flexible working hours provide unexpected bonuses for both the environment and our wellbeing.
MEPs vote to place carbon tax on select imports from outside EU
The European Parliament voted for the European Commission to come up with a legislative proposal to stop so-called 'carbon leakage'.
Meet the volunteers removing toxic trash from Stockholm's waters
Everything from lead batteries to scooters has so far been removed from these fragile ecosystems.
This is the world's first sailing ship made out of flip flops
Activists in Kenya are raising awareness around marine pollution by building a ship out of plastic waste.