India aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

2016-07-11 12:39

Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state are jostling for space as they attempt to plant 50 million trees over the next 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.

Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

2016-06-27 16:12

The International Energy Agency says each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution and warns that the number will grow unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions

UPDATE: The Cape Town sewage stench that isn't going away

Last year News24 brought you an in-depth video report on marine outfalls in Cape Town and how they are pumping increasing amounts of raw, untreated sewage into the Atlantic Ocean. A recent series of aerial photos serves as a reminder of the issue. Watch.

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Nasa takes 7 000m view of the world's coral reefs

2016-06-09 22:21

Nasa and other top scientists are gathering new data on coral reefs like never before - from 7 000m in the air.

Beaches closed after medical waste washes ashore

2016-05-19 11:11

Medical waste, which includes male and female condoms, has closed several Durban beaches after it washed up on their shorelines last week.

Rising air pollution in world's cities hurting millions - UN

2016-05-13 13:15

The World Health Organization says 98% of inhabitants in large cities of low- and middle-income countries are facing excessively high air pollution, which is on the rise in urban areas.

Mexico eyes anti-pollution measures for smoggy capital

2016-05-11 14:05

Authorities have announced new measures to combat a recent increase in air pollution in Mexico City, as officials reported an increase in related ailments such as asthma.

Anti-pollution activists cover London statues with masks

2016-04-18 13:47

British environmental activists have put face masks on famous statues across London including the one of Horatio Nelson on Trafalgar Square to draw attention to the problem of air pollution.

Brazilian police probe sewage plant

2016-04-08 15:53

Brazilian police say they are investigating whether Rio de Janeiro's state water utility may be committing environmental crimes by failing to treat sewarage.

Mexico City declares air pollution alert

2016-03-15 21:12

The Mexico City government has declared its first air pollution alert in 11 years after ozone levels reached almost twice the acceptable limit.


Coal dust kills 23 000 per year in EU: report

2016-07-05 11:36

Lung-penetrating dust from coal-fired power plants in the European Union claims some 23 000 lives a year and racks up tens of billions of euros in health costs, an NGO report says.

WATCH: 'Sewage plumes' in CT and the impact on marine life

Last year News24 brought you an in-depth video report on marine outfalls in Cape Town and how they are pumping increasing amounts of raw, untreated sewage into the Atlantic Ocean. Recent aerial photos serve as a reminder of this ongoing issue. Watch.

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Indonesia lashes out at Singapore in new haze row

2016-06-13 16:27

Indonesia's environment minister has lashed out at Singapore for failing to show 'respect' after the city-state tried to question the director of an Indonesian company over last year's haze outbreak.

Oil spill pollutes Albanian coast

2016-05-24 18:29

Local authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.

Mexico City lifts year's 4th smog alert after a day

2016-05-16 15:54

Mexico City authorities have lifted a smog alert one day after ozone levels rose above 150% of acceptable limits.

80% of world's city dwellers breathing bad air - UN

2016-05-12 13:38

Over 80% of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new WHO report warns.

Mexico City businesses say smog alert cost $300m

2016-05-04 15:59

Mexico City businesses has warned that traffic restrictions have cost them more than $300m since April as authorities banned nearly half of vehicles again due to high smog levels.

India starts restricting cars to clear air

2016-04-16 08:26

The New Delhi government has begun a second round of two-week car restrictions to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

Six million Americans use lead-tainted water

2016-03-17 21:19

Around six million Americans have drinking water tainted with higher levels of lead than allowed by US federal guidelines.

Bob the turtle recovers after pooping out plastic balloons

2016-03-11 14:48

A green turtle is finally paddling its way to recovery almost one and half years after he was discovered injured on a beach in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, just outside of Cape Town.

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