The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands founded by young engineer Boyan Slat, has improved its plastic-collecting device. The latest version has finally captured and retained
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