Environment And Nature

UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

Apr 19, 2018

The British government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds _ and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit.

London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Apr 19, 2018

London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider taking part in fancy dress with Sunday's race set to be the warmest on record

UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups

Apr 18, 2018

A UK coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, tapping into public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans

UK: Nerve agent that poisoned spy was in liquid form

Apr 17, 2018

British officials say the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form, and it will take months to remove all traces of the toxin

UN body reaches agreement to cut global shipping emissions

Apr 13, 2018

A meeting of the U.N.'s maritime agency has reached an agreement to cut the shipping industry's emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming

UN holds meeting on curbing greenhouse emissions from ships

Apr 9, 2018

The U.N. maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships

UK companies urge less water use after post-storm thaw

Mar 5, 2018

Water companies in southeast England and Wales are asking customers to use less water after the rapid thaw following a recent freeze caused pipes to burst throughout their network

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

Feb 21, 2018

Amid the groundswell, ocean conservation is becoming a selling point for firms trying to jump on the bandwagon of concern about the flood of plastic choking sea life around the world

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

Feb 7, 2018

DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests he had dark skin and blue eyes

Golden age of ocean travel celebrated at London museum

Jan 31, 2018

Museum visitors will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

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