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By Dr Bertrand Piccard, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador 
Climate change is intangible, daunting and for certain people, even deniable. But pollution is indisputable. And it...

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If the Nile is Cairo’s ailing heart, then polluted skies are its black lungs.
Choking the city with swirling dust from the early hours, they cake the towering apartment blocks...

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By Ellen MacArthur, Founder and Chair of Trustees, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Over 8 million tons of plastic pollute the oceans each year. The problem is so severe that, if...

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Freshwater ecosystems like lakes, rivers and wetlands are essential for human life, health and livelihoods. Also known as inland water bodies or terrestrial water ecosystems, they...

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By Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment
For lovers of seafood it’s a bonanza. Thousands of blue crabs stacked on top of each other in the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay,...

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30 October 2017Story

Over the last two decades, Haiti’s mangroves – like mangroves around the world – have been increasingly exposed to plastic pollution and other human waste.

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24 October 2017Story

The health effects of lead exposure are well documented, but lead-based paints are still available in dozens of countries around the world.

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27 October 2017Story

Early adopters can make air quality, climate gains.

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19 October 2017Story

Young people, who are setting today’s trends and will be tomorrow’s decision-makers, are key to beating pollution and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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23 October 2017Story

UN Environment’s #CleanSeas campaign is partnering with the Volvo Ocean Race to tackle marine pollution around the globe.

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