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'.

Premier: China falling short on fighting pollution

2015-03-15 20:31

China is falling short of its people's expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang has said, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country's air pollution problem.

China could struggle to meet 2020 nuclear targets

2015-03-07 12:12

China could struggle to meet its 2020 nuclear energy targets with the industry still waiting on a cautious government to speed up the approval process, a senior industry executive says.

Eskom gets reprieve from emission caps

2015-02-24 19:42

Several companies, including Eskom, have been granted a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards in terms of air quality laws.

Lobsters crawl out of sea - report

2015-02-07 16:06

A report says about half a ton of rock lobsters have crawled out of the sea at Elands Bay, north of Cape Town.

Pollution kills 1.2 million people

2015-02-03 15:10

Air pollution caused 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, according to the Global Burden of Disease report released by British medical study.

90% of China cities fail to meet air standards

2015-02-02 11:41

Nearly 90% of China's big cities have failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, this, as the country's "war on pollution" campaign began to take effect.

China's smoggy capital to close 300 companies

2015-01-23 14:31

Beijing plans to shut 300 companies this year to help reduce choking air pollution in the Chinese capital, the official Xinhua news agency says.


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.

Get on your bike and ride

2015-03-16 07:41

We need to campaign for non-motorised transport in cities, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Smog documentary blocked by China after going viral

2015-03-07 14:35

A hard-hitting video investigation into China's grave air pollution problem has been pulled from mainstream video sites, days after it garnered more than 150 million hits online.

Nepal: Human waste on Everest is a major problem

2015-03-03 10:00

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says.

Scientists alarmed at short-term eroding gases

2015-02-17 15:51

Environmental scientists have raised concern at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key UN treaty.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40% by 2030

2015-02-04 15:46

Norway says it will cut its emissions of global warming gases by 40% by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union.

Red tide detected near Cape Town

2015-02-03 12:35

Red tide, which can render shellfish dangerous, has been detected on the west coast, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department says.

90% of China's cities failed to meet air standards

2015-02-02 08:09

Nearly 90% of China's big cities have failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that is still an improvement on 2013 as the country's 'war on pollution' began to take effect.

Obama heads to India to breathe ‘filthy ‘air

2015-01-23 12:58

When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.

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