Tag: pollution

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% in 2030, thanks to a combination of climate change, human action and population growth.

Fresh changes in the pipeline

Ageing wastewater systems are under threat from growing populations, urbanization, pollution and climate change, not to mention human behaviour.

6 scary news for Halloween!

A selection of news, stories and videos for this Halloween day!

Pollution kills nine million people a year

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found.

ISO tackles loud traffic noise!

Anyone living near a busy road will agree that traffic noise is a serious nuisance. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can also affect our health and lead to premature death. Traffic-related noise pollution accounts for over one million healthy years of life lost annually to ill health, disability or early death in ...

The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO ...

How bad is air pollution in the UK?

The government must devise a new plan to clean the air after losing two court cases. As part of the So I Can Breathe series, we examine air pollution in the UK. Who is most to blame and what should be done? How bad is UK air pollution? Air pollution is a major contributor to ...

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