France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks

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The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as the country fights severe air pollution.

Concerns about E.coli in Bloem drinking water

2016-11-16 11:52

Bloemfontein residents have raised concerns about the quality of the city's drinking water, which was dirty brown and said to have had traces of E.coli in it.

Public Works denies polluting Hartbeespoort Dam

2016-11-09 06:07

The national Department of Public Works has denied responsibility for polluting the Hartbeespoort Dam.

Two billion children breathe toxic air

2016-10-31 22:30

As north Indian cities enter the season of high air pollution, a new report is warning about the dangers to children.

The air inside SA homes: more dangerous than industrial pollution

2016-10-24 21:19

You would be forgiven for believing that industries and vehicles are this country’s worst air polluters. Far worse, however, is the toxic air poor people breathe inside their homes every day.

Chinese rank US as 'top threat' - survey

2016-10-05 20:08

Chinese people believe the United States is the "top threat" facing their country, a poll has shown, with most suspecting the world's number one economy of trying to "prevent China from becoming an equal power".

Over 90% of world breathing bad air

2016-09-27 14:21

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation says, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet, but big changes in energy, pollution

2016-09-04 22:18

Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the US has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency.

Edible cling wrap is finally here

2016-08-26 14:53

Have you ever been in such a hurry to eat that you accidentally bit into your cling wrap-clad sandwich?

Mkondeni polluter sought

2016-08-25 10:55

Major concerns have been raised over a sewer spewing copious amounts of what appears to be factory effluent in Halstead Road, Mkondeni.


4 major global cities pledge to eliminate diesel vehicles

2016-12-03 11:56

Mexico City has joined with Paris, Madrid and Athens in committing to eliminate diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.

Delhi gets two day deadline for anti-smog plan

2016-11-09 22:37

India's top court has given the federal government two days to chalk out a plan to tackle alarming levels of smog in Delhi, the world's most polluted capital.

Delhi shuts schools, halts construction to tackle pollution

2016-11-06 16:20

New Delhi has closed its schools, halted construction and ordered that all roads be doused with water to settle dust as crippling air pollution continues to engulf the Indian capital.

Delhi chokes on toxic smog after Diwali festival

2016-10-31 12:52

New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog after millions of Indians had lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, with authorities reporting record levels of pollution in parts of the capital.

Standerton sewage flowing into Vaal

2016-10-23 06:00

A permanent fetid smell wafts in the air in Sakhile township near Standerton where residents have given up on fruitless attempts to get the Lekwa municipality to upgrade sewerage infrastructure.

Dirty air is destroying our health

2016-10-02 06:02

More than 80% of people living in urban areas, where air pollution is monitored, are exposed to air quality levels that exceed World Health Organisation limits. The most polluted cities in South Africa are concentrated in the provinces of Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

Epol working on ‘stench’

2016-09-23 08:07

Mountain Rise residents have complained that the “stench” from the Epol factory in Willowtown Road is back, and it’s “unbearable”.

Millions at risk from rising water pollution: UN

2016-08-30 19:02

Increasingly polluted rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America pose a disease risk to more than 300 million people and threaten fisheries and farming in many countries, a UN report has warned.

Durban's beach cleaning volunteers let down by city officials - organiser

2016-08-25 14:21

A Durban man who heads a team of volunteers that regularly clean the Umgeni River mouth at Blue Lagoon says they are being let down by the eThekwini municipality.

Dirt poor

2016-08-22 05:15

Unless we change attitudes towards managing soil, conserving water and cleaning up air, we’ll all be in trouble no matter who governs, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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