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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Environment quality and is for news and comment in that global or international context.


  • 'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds, Feb 9 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

Cross-party bloc of MPs back action on sewage discharge into rivers, Jan 9 [2] ...Environment quality UK news

2020[edit | edit source]

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Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives, Sep 10 [3]

Will cruise ships return to Venice? Oct 21 [4] ...Italy news

Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year, Jul 3 [5]

Blue-sky thinking: how cities can keep air clean after coronavirus, Jun 7 [6]

Clean air in Europe during lockdown ‘leads to 11,000 fewer deaths’, Apr 30 [7]

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads, Mar 19 [8] ...Climate news 2020

Welcome to the Ecosystem Restoration Camp, Jan 29 [9]

2019[edit | edit source]

Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time, Nov 13 [10]

Air pollution is now a 'health emergency', head of NHS England warns, Oct 21 [11] ...Environment quality UK news

Don’t frack with us: meet the victorious activist ‘Nanas’ of Lancashire, Oct 13 [12]

A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want, Nicola Round, Aug 21 [13] ...Environment quality UK news

The government is looking the other way while Britain's rivers die before our eyes, George Monbiot, Aug 12 [14] ...Environment quality UK news

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New Zealand River granted full rights of legal personhood, Mar 7

Ohio city votes to give Lake Erie personhood status over algae blooms, Feb 28 [15]

Environment in multiple crises - report, Feb 12 [16]

UK parents 'worryingly unaware' of damage from air pollution, Feb 5 [17]

Imagine you went to a festival, and it restored the land, rather than trashing it? Here's Ecosystem Restoration Camps, Jan 28 [18]


Drifting into the future at 4mph: a rebirth awaits for Britain’s canals, Jan 6 [19] ...Sustainable transport UK

Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government. Greater Manchester tells firms they are not welcome, Jan 4 [20]

2018[edit | edit source]

Air pollution now 'largest health crisis', Nov 22 [21]

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Top climate scientist blasts UK’s fracking plans as 'aping Trump’, Oct 13 [22]

In India, Products Made From Crop Waste May Curb a Tide of Plastic, Apr 24 [23]

New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future', Apr 12 [24]

Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic, Mar 28 [25] ...Environment quality UK news

London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste, Mar 15 [26]

In Germany’s Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars, Feb 27 [27]

Most UK parents back air pollution exclusion zones around schools, Feb 26 [28]

Government air quality plan ruled ‘unlawful’, Feb 21 [29] ...Environment quality UK news

Scotland to ban all plastic straws as Holyrood backs Sunday Mail campaign, Feb 11 [30]

Bill proposing ban to fossil fuel exploration clears first hurdle in Dáil, Feb 7 [31] ...Ireland

Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste, Jan 25 [32] ...Environment quality UK news

Researchers Find Pollution Is the Biggest Global Threat to Human Health, Jan 23 [33]

In 2018, Madrid Is the City to Watch for Environmental Progress, Jan 3 [34] ...Spain

2017[edit | edit source]

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Pollution Kills More People Than War, Smoking, Hunger, and Other Causes of Death, Study, Oct 20 [35] ...United States

Pollution is killing 50,000 people in the UK every year, Oct 20 [36]

David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II, Oct 15 [37]

Scottish government bans fracking after public opposition, Oct 3 [38] France, Ireland, Germany, and Bulgaria have also banned fracking. [39]

UK citizens are taking air pollution monitoring into their own hands, Sep 1 [40]

7 cities making polluted waterways into swimming hotspots, Aug 3 [41]

Maryland passes ban on fracking” by @samanthadpage, Mar 28 [42]

El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold, March 30, Pedro Cabezas. In response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers have rejected appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and water supply by banning metallic mining. [43]

New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018, Mar 14 [44]

Book review: Advertising Shits In Your Head, Feb 27 [45]

Mapped: The world's most polluted countries, Jan 2 [46]

2016[edit | edit source]

Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres, Dec 2 [47]

Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in 2018, Feb 5 [48]

2015[edit | edit source]

Pesticide-free towns and cities - citizen power in action, October 6 [49]

Mapping the World's Air Pollution in Real Time, September 21 [50]

Google Will Start Mapping Pollution The Same Way They Map Streets, July 30 [51]


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