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War is an ecological disaster—but Ukraine can build back greener

Russia’s invasion is reversing years of environmental progress. But the world can help Ukraine reconstruct its damaged landscape and energy systems.
Podcast: The growing threat from chemical pollution

Podcast: The growing threat from chemical pollution

Professor of environmental chemistry Martin Scheringer joins "The Great Simplification" podcast to discuss new research on PFAS and their ubiquity in waterways all over the globe. The conversation then turns to plastic pollution and what we might do about it.

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How the chemicals industry’s pollution slipped under the radar

While the chemistry industry has an important role to play in moving to low-carbon economies it's also hugely carbon intensive and predicted to become more so.

Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis
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Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

Thousands of synthetic substances have leaked into ecosystems everywhere, and we are only just beginning to realise the devastating consequences
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Scientists develop a pollen grain–sized "medicine" that could save bees from pesticide poisoning

Humans are dependent on bees for survival — while bees have been dying at the hands of human pesticides.

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For sustainable business, ‘planetary boundaries’ define the new rules

How does a business grow and expand, but function in a way that doesn't overexploit the Earth? A new enterprise is offering an answer to this question.

As coronavirus ravages Louisiana, ‘cancer alley’ residents haven’t given up the fight against polluters
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As coronavirus ravages Louisiana, ‘cancer alley’ residents haven’t given up the fight against polluters

The state’s African Americans face some of the country’s worst pollution — and some of its most severe COVID-19 outcomes. The two may well be linked.
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