Plastics not only pollute oceans and land, and even animals, but new research shows microplastic contamination in the atmosphere – and indeed, the air we breathe. And microplastics are also
To date, the impacts of climate change on health have been relatively neglected in EU policy. Now, a landmark study by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has raised
Environmental pollutants have a large impact on children’s health in Europe, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1).
Many European rivers and canals are contaminated with pesticides, according to a new analysis slated for publication on 20 June in Science of the Total Environment, a peer-reviewed journal (1).
Despite European Union laws to protect water supplies, biodiversity and human health, a majority of Europe’s freshwater bodies fail to meet ecological and pollution standards, according to a report published
Residues of illegal drugs in Europe’s waterways are harming populations of critically endangered European eels, according to new research. Scientists in Italy found that eels placed in cocaine-polluted waters developed
Scientists may have discovered the cause of malnutrition amongst Europe’s trees. A new study has found that air and soil pollution can harm symbiotic fungi that help trees get nutrients
The European Union is preparing to unveil a new directive to reduce plastic pollution, particularly in oceans and on beaches, but a leaked first draft of the legislation published by
Scientists may have just discovered a solution to one of the world’s largest environmental problems – plastic waste. Researchers accidentally engineered an enzyme capable of digesting common plastic pollutants, which
Scientists have detected harmful chemicals including cadmium, mercury and lead in plastic samples taken from Lake Geneva, which sits on the border between Switzerland and France. The study is first