Shell agrees to start cleaning polluted area

2015-05-03 09:24

Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the clean-up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, activists say.

Chinese babies born during 2008 Olympics were heavier

2015-04-29 17:46

Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when officials strictly controlled air pollution gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study says.

Beijing says air had less pollution in 1st part of year

2015-04-22 15:53

Beijing authorities say a key measure of air pollutants show a 19% drop in the first three months of the year.

Air pollution levels drop in China – Greenpeace

2015-04-21 09:06

Air pollution levels in some of China’s smoggiest cities fell by nearly a third in the first quarter of this year, environmental campaign group Greenpeace says.

US, China top dumping of electronic waste

2015-04-19 07:35

The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a UN study says.

Marine life continues to die-off at Rio Lake

2015-04-14 13:01

Dead fish have continued to wash up on the banks of a Rio de Janeiro lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games.

Ocean acidification blamed for Earth's biggest extinction

2015-04-10 10:03

Ocean acidification was a key driver of the greatest mass extinction on Earth some 250 million years ago, scientists say.

Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution

2015-04-08 16:35

Smoke in India, containing high concentrations of tiny particles known as black carbon, is responsible for premature deaths from cancer and other diseases and is causing or exacerbating environmental problems from climate change and glacial melt to falling crop yields.

Prince Charles speaks on dangers of plastic waste in oceans

2015-03-19 09:07

Prince Charles took a detour from his visits to various Washington tourist spots to deliver a speech on the threat of plastic waste accumulating in the world's oceans.

Haze hits Thailand, emergency measures issued

2015-03-18 14:48

Thai authorities say they had issued emergency measures across at least nine provinces as thick smoke caused by farmers burning vegetation to clear their fields chokes the north of the country.


Record pollution fine for McDonald's China supplier

2015-04-30 06:29

A french fry supplier to the McDonald's restaurant chain in China has been issued Beijing's biggest-ever pollution fine for releasing dirty wastewater.

Activist abandons Earth Day swim in polluted New York canal

2015-04-23 09:10

An environmental activist have given up less than halfway through his attempt to swim the length of a notoriously polluted New York City canal, but not before comparing it to 'swimming into a dirty diaper'.

China's choking air pollution goes west - Greenpeace

2015-04-22 11:08

China's choking air pollution is moving to the country's west, environmental group Greenpeace says, though air quality may have modestly improved in eastern cities such as Beijing.

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

2015-04-20 09:26

Five years after the worst US offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.

Can't pay or won't pay, putting a price on water

2015-04-16 10:14

It's arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we're not that keen on paying for it.

Norway to punish polluting companies

2015-04-11 09:17

Norway says it will bar its state pension fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, from investing in the worst climate-polluting companies.

Japan to pledge 20% greenhouse gas cut

2015-04-09 09:08

Japan promises to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2013 levels ahead of a global summit on climate change, a report says, despite uncertainty over post-Fukushima energy policy.

Air pollution may be tied to anxiety in women

2015-04-01 15:46

Women who live in areas with higher air pollution may also have higher anxiety, according to a new analysis.

Paris pollution shrouds Eiffel tower in smog

2015-03-18 18:47

The Eiffel Tower has disappeared behind a brown smog as Paris and much of northern France suffered a spike in pollution.

Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef

2015-03-16 10:58

Australia has detailed how it will ban dumping of all dredge soil in the Great Barrier Reef as it looks to step up protection of the world's largest reef and avoid having it listed by Unesco as 'in danger'.

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