Paris bans cars for a day to cut down on pollution

2015-09-27 13:26

The grand avenues of Paris have gone quiet as the city banned cars in many Parisian neighbourhoods in a bid to cut pollution.

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

2015-09-25 09:15

Singapore slammed 'shocking' statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks in emergency measures as the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Pollution killing the poor

2015-09-03 20:33

Policy makers could save millions of lives worldwide with simple, cheap measures to tackle dirty air and water.

China needs further action to stop water pollution - vice premier

2015-08-31 08:07

China faces a 'formidable task' to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritise the environment over economic development at all cost, vice premier Wang Yang says.

Sewage spill prompts closure of famed Hawaii beach

2015-08-26 09:44

Stretches of Waikiki's white sands and blue waters are deserted after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a 1.9-million-liter sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district.

Rain on China blast city raises pollution fears

2015-08-18 12:13

Rain has fallen on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination.

Air pollution kills 4 000 people a day in China

2015-08-14 13:02

Air pollution kills about 4 000 Chinese people a day, US researchers say, citing coal burning as a key contributor.

Australia pledges to cut carbon emissions by 26% by 2030

2015-08-11 12:55

Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26% from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, adding the government is focused on balancing the economy with the environment.

From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution

2015-08-03 11:55

Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams. But it's a very different story today.

Dolphin fertility is harmed by chemicals

2015-07-23 07:57

Dolphins are struggling to reproduce because of industrial chemical pollution in European waters that can linger in the animals' bodies for a lifetime.


Paris goes car-free for a day on Sunday

2015-09-26 20:13

Central Paris goes car-free on Sunday as part of its fight against air pollution, at a time when the VW emissions scandal again turns the spotlight on diesel and the air pollutants it produces.

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide

2015-09-16 21:07

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

Nearly all seabirds will eat plastic by 2050

2015-08-31 22:08

Most sea birds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99% will have done so by 2050.

Egypt oil spill covers nearly a mile of Nile River

2015-08-30 09:29

Egypt's official news agency MENA says a pipeline at a southern power plant has burst, covering a kilometer and half of the Nile River with fuel oil.

Cleaning up old mines could cost up to R60bn

2015-08-20 07:55

SA is facing a massive regulatory failure as government does not require a levy from mining companies to treat water and there is no enforcement of the laws.

Toxic waste from Bhopal plant being 'secretly' removed

2015-08-14 13:10

More than three decades after the Bhopal gas disaster, Indian authorities have started removing toxic waste from the site for incineration, officials and news reports say.

China battles contamination at chemical blast site

2015-08-14 09:26

Chinese authorities are struggling to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens and left residents in fear of being cloaked in a toxic cloud.

Obama set to unveil clean power plan

2015-08-04 14:30

The White House is set to release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants.

Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

2015-07-31 07:45

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Greenpeace: China air pollution levels fall

2015-07-22 08:28

Air pollution levels in China’s cities improved in the first six months of this year but remained far worse than global and domestic standards, environmental campaign group Greenpeace says.

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