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MEPs take part in plastic cleanup to mark World Cleanup Day
A group of MEPs joined a World Cleanup Day event on Tuesday, picking up waste outside the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg
EU vote on more stringent carbon targets
The European Parliament will vote today on imposing stricter carbon limits in the car industry. It's a clash of concerns between climate goals and industry competition – with warnings that some of the 13 million EU jobs, reliant on the auto-industry, could be put at risk.
Russian pianist performs on garbage
Russian pianist performs on garbage to raise awareness.
"Insiders" talks to all sides on the great German coal divide
Despite its Green credentials Germany is a heavy user of coal, especially lignite, which comes from Europe's biggest opencast strip-mine. Now it wants to expand, but first it has to expel protesters from what remains of Hambach forest, which is due to disappear.
"Insiders" gets an expert's case against coal
Germany, a heavy user of dirty coal, has a high profile as an environmental leader, but that paradox has to change and the arguments for phasing out this fossil fuel are, says one expert, incontrovertible.
German energy giant clears climate protesters from Hambach forest
Central Europe's last primordial forest in Germany is about to be obliterated to dig up dirty and inefficient lignite coal, despite Berlin's trumpeted green credentials. Insiders talks to all sides of the story, but RWE refuses to comment.
Satellite captures space junk in world's first
Around 7,600 tonnes of debris float around Earth posing a real threat to operational satellites.
Watch: Millions join global cleanup campaign
Millions of people marked World Cleanup Day on Saturday, joining what was set to be the biggest-ever single day of volunteer-based waste collection efforts.
World Cleanup Day 2018: The largest waste collection day in history
Daily air quality forecasts could save millions of lives, say scientis
Vincent-Henri Peuch, the head of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, said the idea was to make information on air pollution levels “as daily, as mundane as a weather forecast”.
British woman set to travel the length of Hudson River on paddle board
A British woman has decided to travel the length of the Hudson River in the US on a paddle board to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Lizzie Carr will paddle for more than a week consecutively to cover the 275 km (170 miles) long journey.
Air pollution can damage our intelligence, study finds
Exposure to air pollution may impede cognitive ability as people become older, with less-educated men the worst affected, a new study has found.
Zoo dumps plastic waste in aquarium to highlight ocean pollution problem
Yoghurt pots, plastic bags, fishing nets and flippers are just some of the pieces of rubbish staff at Pecs Zoo have dumped in their tank, which is normally home to thriving schools of fish and other marine animals.
Plastic bottle raft helps highlight marine pollution problem in Italy
This is the Italian who made a raft out of plastic bottles to highlight the problem of marine waste in our seas.
French ozone levels set to spike in the heat
French authorities are taking measures to reduce pollution levels amid concerns that ozone levels will spike, adding chronic heart and lung disease to the list of health risks brought about by the heatwave.
Easter Island restricts tourists visits
The island's mayor, Petro Edmunds has reduced the number of days from 90 to 30 because, he says, foreigners are "damaging the local idiosyncrasy"
Earth Overshoot Day is the earliest in almost half a century
The day marks when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what our planet can renew in that year. This year, it falls on Aug. 1 - one day earlier than in 2017, which fell on Aug. 2, and the earliest since our planet went into "overshoot" in 1970, which fell on Dec. 29.
Five tonnes of plastic waste from the sea is transformed into a whale
Five tons of plastic waste has been pulled from seawater and transformed into the Bruges Whale, a gigantic sculpture that highlights the staggering amount of waste floating in our oceans.
From bass to soprano, artist leads whale choir for UK exhibition
An exhibition about whales has been providing visitors in northern England with a somewhat different insight into the huge mammals with a choir of volunteers mimicking the sounds the species makes.
Man back-flips to safety from a highway sign, gets arrested
A man in California standing up on a freeway sign this morning back-flipped his way to safety — and then he was arrested.