Paint one of the largest plastic polluters in Earth’s oceans

New research reveals we are painting our oceans with the same bad brush

Scottish government announces £650k for salmon conservation

The funding will be used to protect wild populations and make farming more sustainable

‘Pollution is killing our waterways’

A new report claims that agricultural waste and sewage are destroying waterbodies in the UK and could lead to certain species’ extinction

Glastonbury fish in ecstasy – or are they?

Scientists have found cocaine and MDMA in a river near the festival from public urination – impacting the health and wellbeing of wildlife

Worldwide collaboration will stop ocean plastic pollution from tripling

A new report claims that if the world work together on curbing plastic waste, more than 80% of pollution to Earth’s oceans could be prevented

How do thousands of elastic bands end up on an uninhabited island?

The National Trust says it has solved the mystery of Mullion Island… and the answer is a disturbing one

UK leads new global alliance to protect world’s oceans

The Global Ocean Alliance will push to ensure at least a third of the oceans is safeguarded in Marine Protected Areas by 2030

Plastic waste ‘impairs kidney function and raises cholesterol levels in birds’

New research has found that although most birds only eat a few small pieces of plastic, that doesn’t mean they’re not seriously affected

Japan’s famous Nara Deer killed by plastic pollution

One dead deer’s stomach was found to contain 4.3 kilogrammes of plastic after it ate wrappers and packaging littered in the scenic area

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years