ARTICLES RELATING TO POLLUTION

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.

Thousands of dead fish wash up on the banks of India river

2016-03-07 14:34

Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a polluted lake in India's southern technology hub of Bangalore.

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.

 

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.

6 elephants die from eating bread bags in Vic Falls

2016-03-11 08:09

At least 6 elephants have died in the last 18 months in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls National Park after swallowing plastic bags found on a dump site, a local conservationist says.

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.

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