Forever chemicals: New study begins to unravel exactly how PFAS affect our bodies
A new study has revealed the effect of PFAS, known as “forever chemicals”, on our natural biological processes for the first time.
Clean air, clean mind: The impact of air pollution on our brains
We know that air pollution has negative consequences on human health, but how does it affect our thinking and cognitive abilities?
COP27: Where do we go from here?
After another weak COP summit, how can our leaders do more to ensure that we prevent disaster?
Air pollution linked to reduced sperm quality
The climate crisis is the subject of constant debate and analysis – but why aren’t we talking about sperm?
Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone set to be introduced in 2022
A Clean Air Zone is set to be introduced in Greater Manchester in spring 2022 to combat illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide in the region
‘Clean Air for Schools’ programme launched to tackle air pollution in Greater Manchester
A partnership between The University of Manchester, The Phillips Foundation and Global Action Plan (GAP) has been launched to tackle the rising issues with air pollution around the city
Researchers find “electricity-breathing” bacteria
Researchers at Washington State University have found bacteria which can ‘eat and breathe’ electricity
Million tonnes of waste to be dumped in Great Barrier Reef
Despite legislation being in place to protect the reef, exemptions are permitted for dredging to aid port maintenance.
New electric buses to hit Greater Manchester
Following a £5.2 million investment, more electric buses will be seen in Greater Manchester
The big problem of micro-plastics in Manchester
The University has recently been funded to solve the issue of plastic consumption and the prevalence of micro-plastics in urban environments.
Burnham calls for ‘clean air zones’ in Manchester to help eliminate dangerous gases
The Mayor has assured drivers that the charge is not a substitute for a congestion charge
Pollution, Crime, Homelessness: The State of the City
Investigations editor, Felix Hanif-Banks takes a look at the crime figures posted in Manchester City Council’s latest ‘State of the City Report’.
Manchester river has world’s highest level of microplastics
This study is the first of its kind and has left Manchester researchers calling for tighter regulations on urban water waste management