Greenpeace reports big news: scientists have confirmed the discovery of an incredible coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river!

But we can’t celebrate just yet: oil companies are closing in with a reckless plan to drill for oil nearby.

An oil spill could devastate this amazing place, harming wildlife and ruining local people’s livelihoods.

Dr Vardoulakis, Environmental Change department, PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental, reports:

"More than five percent of deaths in England are attributable to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution. This makes the impact of air pollution on the public’s health very significant indeed.

Our colleagues from Friends of the Earth (FoE) report as below:-

"We're only 6 days into 2017 and parts of the UK have just broken their air pollution limits for the entire year. More places are set to follow in the coming days.  So let's make this the year that government finally takes air pollution seriously – and commits to get dirty diesel vehicles off our streets.

Greenpeace have just found out that the government is about to attack solar power yet again. Unbelievably, ministers are planning to hit schools and businesses that invest in solar power with huge tax hikes.

The divestment movement offers glimmers of hope that when people come together and get organised, we can win victories for justice and climate action. This December:

Rampant road building has split the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, study shows.

Bike lanes may be the most cost effective way to improve public health, claims a new study from researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

145 MPs from all major UK political parties have signed up to a “pledge for the environment” to safeguard environment laws from Brexit.

New  NICE draft guidance on air pollution, containing recommendations for tackling poor air quality, is out for public consultation until 25 January 2017.