river 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 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.

‘The water turned brown while I was in it’: Sewage pollution rises by more than 80% in a year
Water pollution

‘The water turned brown while I was in it’: Sewage pollution rises by more than 80% in a year

Water companies have pledged to minimise sewage discharges into UK seas and rivers – but new data has revealed a shocking rise in incidents.

Will the Environment Bill stop sewage being dumped in rivers? – and how did MPs vote?
Environment

Will the Environment Bill stop sewage being dumped in rivers? – and how did MPs vote?

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