Pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases
River pollution

England’s polluted rivers are breeding drug-resistant diseases

A “chemical cocktail” of sewage, plastics and waste in rivers is creating a serious threat to human, animal and plant life, a new report has warned.

Why England’s rivers are so polluted – and what you can do about it
Pollution

Why England’s rivers are so polluted – and what you can do about it

England has some of the worst-quality rivers in Europe thanks to pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage pipes and plastics. Here’s how you can help.

Why ignoring ‘low-impact’ pollution could be a disaster for the environment
Pollution

Why ignoring ‘low-impact’ pollution could be a disaster for the environment

The overstretched Environment Agency has instructed staff to ignore ‘low-impact’ pollution incidents. Here’s what that could mean for the natural world.

Government accused of ‘hiding’ amendments to Environment Bill ahead of sewage vote
Environment

Government accused of ‘hiding’ amendments to Environment Bill ahead of sewage vote

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers
Environment

Tory MPs vote to allow water firms to carry on dumping sewage in rivers

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This map reveals how much raw sewage is being dumped into your local river
Environment

This map reveals how much raw sewage is being dumped into your local river

Water companies say they don’t know how much sewage they’re dumping in rivers
Environment

Water companies say they don’t know how much sewage they’re dumping in rivers

Pollution fine for UK water company after sewage kills thousands of fish
Environment

Pollution fine for UK water company after sewage kills thousands of fish