ARTICLES RELATING TO POLLUTION

Court rules against Obama on mercury air pollution rule

2015-06-29 18:01

The US Supreme Court has invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

SA, Brazil, China, India in push for climate financing

2015-06-29 06:35

South Africa, Brazil, China and India have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.

SA farmer begs Commission to help him save Wilge River

2015-06-12 13:06

A Free State farmer is taking his battle to stop the Mafube municipality from polluting the Wilge River to the SA Human Rights Commission.

Japan's energy plan is not all that green

2015-06-06 12:07

Japan may find itself the odd man out when the prime minister present his government's blueprint for combating climate change.

China fines company $12m for polluting, jails staff

2015-05-27 12:53

A court in eastern China has fined a pesticide manufacturer $12m and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging waste water that severely polluted local streams.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Midmar sewage pollution concern

2015-05-14 10:00

Radio personalities, celebrities, government and environmental specialists ­have visited Midmar dam and Mpophomeni township just outside Howick and witnessed first hand the raw sewage spilling into Midmar’s tributaries.

Air pollution tied to anxiety in women

2015-05-04 15:13

A new study suggests that air pollution may be related to mental health.

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 UN climate pledges expected

2015-06-29 14:16

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a report says, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

Cleaner air would save two million lives a year

2015-06-17 21:35

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study has found.

6 protesting Shell's Arctic drilling arrested in Seattle

2015-06-10 12:11

Six activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean have been arrested, five who blocked entrances to the Seattle port where the company's massive rig is parked and another who disrupted a port commission meeting.

'I had to fight or die,' says Bloem resident

2015-06-04 05:35

Bloemfontein resident Johan de Beer is living proof that one man can challenge a big company on an environmental issue and come out victorious.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold 'Shell No' protest

2015-05-17 08:28

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Myanmar threatens lawsuit against factories over water pollution

2015-05-07 11:54

Authorities in Myanmar's second-largest city are planning legal action against 17 factories for polluting a local lake, government officials say.

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.

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