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From food packaging in shops to straws in bars, single-use plastics are so ubiquitous in modern society that they can be hard to...

Straws seem harmless: slim, measuring no more than 20 centimeters, they adorn cocktails, juices and soft drinks. But they are also...

An analysis of a new draft rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. power generation sector clearly demonstrates the...

Hawai’i University researchers report the unexpected discovery that the most common plastics emit traces of methane and ethylene when...

A lot of attention has been drawn recently to microplastics in freshwater and marine environments, and the threat they pose to...

Incheon, Republic of Korea, August 2018 – The world’s biggest oil spill at sea in decades, early this year off the coast of China,...

How UN Environment is working with communities in the northern city of Kaduna to reduce environmental risks
Kaduna city, in...

Air pollution kills nearly 7 million people every year around the world. The situation could worsen in the coming years in Latin...

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By Pierre-Yves Cousteau
When I was a child, my father, Captain Cousteau, an explorer and oceanographer, sometimes scolded me...

As a visual metaphor, it was painfully apt: while Briton Dee Caffari skippered her Volvo Ocean Race crew through the Atlantic, they...

De Pierre-Yves Cousteau
Quand j’étais enfant, mon père le commandant Cousteau, aventurier et explorateur des océans, me...

In a remote village of the Himalayas, Kristin Kagetsu was struggling with a recipe. Not your average recipe for cooking up a...

By Jan Dusík
The fire at a waffle factory in Brussels late last year luckily left no casualties behind. Yet the thick black...

James Wakibia, 35, didn’t set out to be an environmental activist. But the pollution in his hometown of Nakuru, 150 km from the...

By Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment
For lovers of seafood it’s a bonanza. Thousands of blue crabs stacked on top of each...

Brazilian racecar driver Lucas di Grassi has announced his support for UN Environment’s work to reduce air pollution – the single...