ARTICLES RELATING TO POLLUTION

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.

Air pollution costs France €100bn per year

2015-07-15 15:24

The effects of air pollution cost France some €100bn each year, a French Senate committee report estimated, citing impact to health as the major expense.

BP settles 2010 US oil spill claims for $18.7bn

2015-07-02 18:30

BP has reached a $18.7bn settlement with the US government and five states, a landmark deal that ends years of litigation after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

China's UN climate pledges expected

2015-06-29 14:16

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a report says, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

Cleaner air would save two million lives a year

2015-06-17 21:35

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study has found.

6 protesting Shell's Arctic drilling arrested in Seattle

2015-06-10 12:11

Six activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean have been arrested, five who blocked entrances to the Seattle port where the company's massive rig is parked and another who disrupted a port commission meeting.

'I had to fight or die,' says Bloem resident

2015-06-04 05:35

Bloemfontein resident Johan de Beer is living proof that one man can challenge a big company on an environmental issue and come out victorious.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold 'Shell No' protest

2015-05-17 08:28

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Myanmar threatens lawsuit against factories over water pollution

2015-05-07 11:54

Authorities in Myanmar's second-largest city are planning legal action against 17 factories for polluting a local lake, government officials say.

 

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.

Officials test for possible toxic algae in Oregon river

2015-07-10 14:23

Tests are underway to determine if a green film shimmering on the surface of Portland's Willamette River may mark the return of toxic blue-green algae that could be dangerous to both people and animals, officials in Oregon say.

Court rules against Obama on mercury air pollution rule

2015-06-29 18:01

The US Supreme Court has invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financing

2015-06-29 06:35

South Africa, Brazil, China and India have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.

SA farmer begs Commission to help him save Wilge River

2015-06-12 13:06

A Free State farmer is taking his battle to stop the Mafube municipality from polluting the Wilge River to the SA Human Rights Commission.

Japan's energy plan is not all that green

2015-06-06 12:07

Japan may find itself the odd man out when the prime minister present his government's blueprint for combating climate change.

China fines company $12m for polluting, jails staff

2015-05-27 12:53

A court in eastern China has fined a pesticide manufacturer $12m and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging waste water that severely polluted local streams.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Midmar sewage pollution concern

2015-05-14 10:00

Radio personalities, celebrities, government and environmental specialists ­have visited Midmar dam and Mpophomeni township just outside Howick and witnessed first hand the raw sewage spilling into Midmar’s tributaries.

Air pollution tied to anxiety in women

2015-05-04 15:13

A new study suggests that air pollution may be related to mental health.

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