Comet Neowise Streaks Past Earth

Comet Neowise, a newly discovered comet is streaked past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. NASA’s Neowise infrared space telescope discovered the comet in March. The brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century, swept within Mercury’s orbit a week ago. Its close proximity to … Read more Comet Neowise Streaks Past Earth

Oil pollution: A ‘hairy’ situation

Exxon Valdez 1989, Deepwater Horizon 2010, Russian Arctic 2020 — these oil spills will forever be remembered as exceptional environmental disasters. Yet, each year, our waters suffer from oil-based pollution on a smaller scale. One hairdresser in the south of France is using one of the most overlooked, renewable, natural resources to change things: human … Read more Oil pollution: A ‘hairy’ situation

‘Pollution backpack’ data shows levels rising again

Volunteers around the world have been testing a pollution backpack, gathering data that experts say suggests air-quality levels may be rising again Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters … Read more ‘Pollution backpack’ data shows levels rising again

Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

One of the world’s biggest contributors to plastic pollution, Indonesia, has banned single-use plastic bags. Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste. And as Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports, landfills are now almost full. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

How coronavirus will change commuting ⁠— and air pollution | FT

FT’s Leslie Hook investigates how the world’s biggest cities are using lockdown to reclaim roads and give more space to cyclists and pedestrians. Coronavirus could accelerate plans to cut transport emissions and curb air pollution. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2NEZDtV See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 … Read more How coronavirus will change commuting ⁠— and air pollution | FT

France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?

France’s local elections on Sunday saw a green wave wash over the nation as the Greens party chalked up wins in the major cities of Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. In Paris, incumbent Anne Hidalgo was returned as mayor promising more measures to reduce the city’s carbon footprint –and its pollution levels — which fell dramatically under … Read more France’s green wave: Will Macron manage to surf it?

Lake Titicaca faces pollution threat

Lake Titicaca once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

Airport neighbors brace as flights resume

Residents living near Orly airport in France have a lower life expectancy due to irritation and sleep loss from airplane noise pollution. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters … Read more Airport neighbors brace as flights resume

Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and depends on crude for about half of government revenue and 90% of export earnings. However, thousands of spills over decades have destroyed the livelihoods of fishing and farming communities in the southeast of the country, including more than 40,000 people from the Bille and Ogale communities who are … Read more Nigerians Bid to Sue Shell in U.K. Over Oil-Spill Pollution

Pope Francis Praises Grassroots Environmental Movements

Pope Francis is encouraging grassroots movements aimed at protecting the environment after coronavirus lockdowns have “revealed once more the beauty of so many places free from traffic and noise.” Speaking to a few hundred people gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, he encouraged initiatives that care for the planet that began as a result … Read more Pope Francis Praises Grassroots Environmental Movements

Pope Francis Backs Environment Movements During Coronavirus Pandemic

Pope Francis encouraged grassroots movements aimed at protecting the environment after coronavirus lockdowns “revealed once more the beauty of so many places free from traffic and noise.” Speaking to a few hundred people gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Father’s Day, he encouraged initiatives that care for the planet that began as a result of … Read more Pope Francis Backs Environment Movements During Coronavirus Pandemic

Aussies join forces with scientists to map the night sky | ABC News

The winter solstice is on Sunday, and while some grumble that it’s the shortest day of the year, others look forward with glee to the longest night but many can’t appreciate the full beauty of the night sky because of light pollution. This Sunday scientists are asking all Australians to get outside and help measure … Read more Aussies join forces with scientists to map the night sky | ABC News

Paris air pollution returns after end of Covid lockdown

“We’re back to about 80% in terms of emissions or pollutants that are emitted into the atmosphere”, Charlotte Songeur, engineer at Airparif said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more Paris air pollution returns after end of Covid lockdown

‘A new type of pollution’: Covid-19 waste ending up in world’s oceans

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The Covid-19 crisis is leading to a new source of pollution as personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and facemasks, makes its way into world’s seas and oceans, a French environmental group has warned. Visit our … Read more ‘A new type of pollution’: Covid-19 waste ending up in world’s oceans