pollution

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Time for the UK to say goodbye to drive-throughs: for the sake of our environment, our health – and our culture

Drive-throughs – services that let people order and collect food and drink without needing to leave their cars – are designe (...)

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A global 'toilet revolution' is underway – but it's polluting water and ignoring the urban poor

Photo: Shanghai from above (left) and on the ground (right) – a public toilet in a market hall. Deljana Iossifova, Author (...)

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Air pollution causes chronic health problems – will London's new charge on drivers help?

  A new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is being introduced in London, to reduce harmful emissions from traffic and improve (...)

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Home sweet (hemp) home

December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of (...)

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When indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air

“Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as (...)

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Homes storing CO2, just like trees

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can (...)