Bus-Sized Fatberg Weighing 40 Tonnes Cleared from London Sewer

A 40-tonne fatberg the size of a double-decker bus has been cleared from a London sewer by Thames Water engineers who pulled out some of it by hand. The mass of fat, grease and other materials that weighed the same as three red buses, was discovered earlier this year clogging …

Sadiq Khan Invests £6m to Tackle London’s Toxic Air

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is investing £6 million in 15 projects aimed at improving the capital’s air quality and climate emergency. The grant from the Air Quality Fund will support four new Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) in Camden, Dagenham, Hackney and Southwark, providing funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging points, …

Cocaine in Rivers Harming Endangered Eels

Tiny amounts of cocaine flushed into rivers cause eels to become not only hyperactive but to suffer from muscle wastage, impaired gills and hormonal changes, a study has found. The impact of traces of cocaine on the physiology of European eels could be hindering their epic migrations through the oceans …