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  • Fatberg 'autopsy' reveals growing health threat to Londoners April 23, 2018
    Potentially deadly bacteria thriving in huge clots of waste in sewers, Channel 4 study showsFatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking Britain’s sewers, are the consequence of the plastic crisis in Britain and contain potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, tests show.A study by Channel 4 in conjunction with Thames Water […]
    Nadia Khomami
  • Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake and Jacqueline Wilson join Authors4Oceans April 23, 2018
    A campaign to prevent the pollution of the Earth’s oceans with plastic, begun by Lauren St John, now has 50 children’s writers involvedFifty children’s authors, including Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake and Jacqueline Wilson, have come together to call on the book trade to ditch plastic and help save the oceans.The Authors4Oceans campaign wascreated by the […]
    Alison Flood
  • 'Wake-up call': microplastics found in Great Australian Bight sediment April 23, 2018
    Exclusive: Scientists say governments and corporations need to ‘legislate and incentivise’ to tackle ocean plastics• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningPlastic has been found in ocean-floor sediments 2km below the surface in one of Australia’s most precious and isolated marine environments.CSIRO scientists discovered the microplastic pieces while analysing samples […]
    Graham Readfearn
  • Graphene 'a game-changer' in making building with concrete greener April 23, 2018
    Form of carbon incorporated into concrete created stronger, more water-resistant composite material that could reduce emissionsThe novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making one of the oldest building materials greener, new scientific research suggests.Graphene has been incorporated into traditional concrete production by scientists at the University of Exeter, developing a composite material which […]
    Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
  • Pruitt promised polluters EPA will value their profits over American lives | Dana Nuccitelli April 23, 2018
    Pruitt is one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for his efforts to maximize polluters’ profitsTIME magazine announced last week that Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is among their 100 most influential people of 2018. George W. Bush’s former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman delivered the scathing explanation:If his actions continue in the same direction, […]
    Dana Nuccitelli