Developing countries bear brunt of nitrogen pollution: study

2016-01-26 05:37

The production of goods for consumers in rich nations leaves a deep footprint in the form of potentially-dangerous nitrogen pollution in developing countries.

Chemicals threaten Europe's killer whales

2016-01-14 22:27

Killer whales in European waters face extinction due to outlawed but long-lived pollutants that also threaten several species of dolphins.

Floating waste dam to be tested in North Sea

2015-12-31 07:45

A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world's oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016.

Beijing pollution soars but no red alert

2015-12-29 21:32

Parts of China's capital Beijing have suffered air pollution more than 20 times the recommended levels, but authorities have refrained from issuing the highest smog alert.

Rome retracts decision to ban car traffic

2015-12-24 22:31

Italy's capital, gripped by dangerously high pollution levels, has reversed a decision to ban car traffic after the Christmas holidays hours after its rulers announced the decision.

More Chinese cities issue red alerts for heavy smog

2015-12-24 11:50

More Chinese cities issue their first red alerts for heavy smog after 2 in Beijing this month

Chinese city's purple haze blows the mind

2015-12-23 15:09

Nanjing's purple haze has put a spell on Chinese social media as much of the country suffers its latest bout of choking smog.

Thousands of plants cut production as smog persists in Beijing

2015-12-21 14:27

Beijing has ordered 2 100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its "red alert" measures to deal with smog as the city remained shrouded under toxic haze for the third consecutive day.

Beijing issues second red alert ahead of smog

2015-12-18 09:01

Beijing issued its second-ever red alert for smog Friday ahead of severe pollution forecast to hit China's capital, weeks after putting its emergency response plan into action for the first time.

India court mulls ban on new diesel cars

2015-12-15 20:41

India's top court says it is considering banning new diesel-guzzling SUVs and luxury cars from the streets of New Delhi in a bid to improve the capital's notoriously toxic air.


India's smog-choked capital ends car ban trial

2016-01-15 10:32

New Delhi has wrapped a controversial trial of driving restrictions that took about a million cars off its roads, with arguments still raging about whether it is the right approach to cutting smog in the world's most polluted capital.

India starts limiting cars for 2 weeks to clear air

2016-01-01 12:28

New Delhi has kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the number of cars on the street.

Smog-choked Delhi gears up for car ban

2015-12-30 18:47

Millions of Delhi residents will have to find alternative ways to work, when authorities launch a trial of draconian traffic restrictions to try to clean up the world's most polluted capital.

Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

2015-12-25 13:18

Beijing residents woke up to a white Christmas Friday morning but with the sky obscured by thick toxic smog rather than snow after more than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.

Delhiites urged to accept controversial car ban plan

2015-12-24 13:45

Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on residents of India's capital Thursday to cooperate with his ambitious plans to clean up the toxic air of the world's most polluted city.

Milan's New Year fireworks displays to be canned?

2015-12-23 23:40

Dangerously high pollution levels in Milan, Italy, has prompted the administration of the Lombardy region to appeal to localities to cancel traditional New Year fireworks displays to prevent the smog worsening.

Indonesia wildfires: 23 companies punished

2015-12-23 07:28

Indonesia has punished 23 companies for causing forest fires that spread a thick, smoky haze around Southeast Asia.

Britain's last deep coal mine closes

2015-12-18 21:52

Britain's last remaining deep coal mine has closed, with miners walking out after their final shift in a historic milestone for what was once one of the country's most important industries.

India bans new diesel cars in capital

2015-12-16 10:20

India's top court imposed a temporary ban on new diesel-guzzling SUVs and other luxury cars in New Delhi in an attempt to clean up the world's most polluted capital.

COP21: India worries it compromised too much

2015-12-15 19:49

As the world celebrates reaching an unprecedented global climate treaty, many in India worry they had to compromise the most.

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