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.
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.
Around 7,600 tonnes of debris float around Earth posing a real threat to operational satellites.
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.
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”.
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.
Exposure to air pollution may impede cognitive ability as people become older, with less-educated men the worst affected, a new study has found.
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.
This is the Italian who made a raft out of plastic bottles to highlight the problem of marine waste in our seas.
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.
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"
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 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.
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.
A man in California standing up on a freeway sign this morning back-flipped his way to safety — and then he was arrested.
The Healthy Seas project is trying to protect fish from getting trapped in plastic nets
Boyan Slat went diving in Greece aged 16 and saw more plastic bags than fish. Instead of wringing his hands he went on to set up a not-for-profit that aims to rid the oceans of 90% of their plastic by 2040. And he is well on his way to achieving this.
Benoit Lecomte aims to swim from Japan to California while researching the effects of plastic pollution clogging the Pacific.
Greenpeace tells Euronews single-use plastic is to blame for ocean pollution. "We're going to reach a point soon when there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish."
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: The EU draws the battle lines against plastics, announcing plans to ban single-use products, amid
On today's edition: what next as Italy navigates another political pitfall; the abortion debate in Ireland and the UK; and the diplomatic ups and downs between the US and North Korea.
Sailors competing in the Volvo round-the-world yacht race have been collecting water samples as part of a program to measure the spread of microplastics.
Scientists have compiled evidence of plastic debris on the sea bed in the deepest and most remote parts of the world’s oceans.
Details of the discovery have been published in a marine journal as part of a 30-year study into deep-sea plastic pollution.
Most new homes will have to include solar panels after 2020