The Story of Plastic (Animated Short)

The Story of Plastic (Animated Short) pulls back the curtain on the plastic pollution headlines, revealing the true causes and consequences of the global plastics crisis.

Tiny air pollution rise linked to 11% more Covid-19 deaths – study

Evidence is now strong enough that preventive action should be taken, scientists sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA small rise in people’s long-term exposure to air pollution is…

Rotten river: life on one of the world’s most polluted waterways – photo essay

Indonesia’s Citarum is relied upon by millions, but decades of pollution have choked it with chemicals and rubbishWords and pictures by Andrea Carrubba in DayeuhkolotThe smell is the first thing…

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline | Tom Griffiths

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on natureThis is part of a series of essays by Australian…

Dirty pretty things: air pollution in art from JMW Turner to today

Born just before the steam engine was invented, Turner gloried in the smog and grime of the industrial revolution – but today’s artists reveal the damage emissions causeOn 10 April…

Small increases in air pollution linked to rise in depression, finds study

Exclusive: Cutting pollution levels may help to reduce rates of mental health problems, say scientistsSmall increases in people’s exposure to air pollution are linked to significant rises in depression and…

Your polyester sweater is destroying the environment. Here's why | Adrienne Matei

Boycotting polyester would reduce microfiber pollution. But the larger problem is the sheer volume of clothing we buy and discardLast week, an exclusive Guardian report revealed that a mind-boggling 13.3…

Pollutionwatch: Irish air quality to benefit from better data

Bigger measurement network reveals issues such as nitrogen dioxide breach in DublinA big expansion in Ireland’s air pollution measurement network is yielding information to shape solutions. New data reveals that…

Anglo American sued over alleged mass lead poisoning of children in Zambia

Lawsuit claims mining firm failed to prevent pollution in Kabwe, affecting multiple generationsA class action lawsuit has been filed against the mining company Anglo American over its alleged failure to…

French dairy giant accused of polluting country's famous rivers for years

Investigation alleges Lactalis breached environmental regulations at several plants and released milk derivatives that killed fishFrance’s largest dairy company has repeatedly polluted the country’s rivers over the past decade, according…