Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys.
The surging price of vanilla on global markets is connected to village crime and forest destruction. A more-than-tenfold surge in the value of the spice over the past five years has aroused dangerous passions.
Spain’s soaring pig population is a key factor in making livestock the fourth-largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions after transport, electricity generation and industry. Pig farming also consumes vast quantities of water in a country frequently affected by drought
Study finds that people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution also report higher levels of psychological distress.
The production of eggs, like other intensive farming activities, generates negative effects in nature, such as the emission of greenhouse gases or the contamination of soil and water.
With Australia’s beaches and oceans covered in rubbish, Tangaroa Blue volunteers spend days trying to clean things up.
Data centres and smartphones will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, according to new research.
The cow could be left as the biggest land mammal on Earth in a few centuries, according to a new study that examines the extinction of large mammals as humans spread around the world.
The funeral industry is catering for the growing number of people who want to deal with their mortal remains in an environmentally sound way.
Bird populations across the French countryside have fallen by a third over the last decade and a half, researchers have said. The primary culprit, researchers speculate, is the intensive use of pesticides on vast tracts of monoculture crops, especially wheat and corn.
If we managed urbanisation properly, we could nearly remove ourselves from a considerable percentage of the the planet’s surface. That would be good for many of the threatened species we share this planet with, which in turn would be good for us, because we are completely enmeshed in Earth’s web of life.
Study shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
To think about the coming invertebrate extinctions is to confront a different dimension of loss. So much will vanish before we even knew it was there, before we had even begun to understand it.
Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030.
There is a growing acceptance that trees and access to countryside can benefit not only the economy and environment but also people’s sense of wellbeing and happiness.
Dairy farms in the Netherlands are producing so much dung they can’t get rid of it safely.
Study indicates that India may be world’s top sulfur dioxide emitter.
Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators.
What was once Bolivia's second largest lake is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous community’s way of life with them.
As well as environmental degradation, soaring sand prices encourage corruption and spark conflicts within villages.