Death lurks in Eskom's murky air

2017-10-08 06:01

A new report reveals how our power stations are causing hundreds of deaths and days off sick every year.

We should not get used to living in filth

2017-10-01 06:02

Have citizens decided to normalise the dirty, rubbish-strewn environment in which they live, play and work, asks Kole Legodi.

Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

2017-08-13 18:03

Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf.

Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution

2017-07-24 21:14

A new public bathing area on a Paris canal that has been helping residents keep cool during the summer has been temporarily closed due to pollution concerns just a week after opening.

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars - report

2017-07-13 19:28

German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of about one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, reports German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Woman sues France over Paris air pollution

2017-06-07 22:23

A Frenchwoman suffering from chronic respiratory problems has sued the state, accusing it of failing to protect her from air pollution in Paris.

Diesel pollution may damage the heart

2017-05-30 11:21

Researchers think that pollution may stimulate an inflammatory response.

'Excess' car pollution killed 38 000 in 2015 - study

2017-05-16 08:23

A study founds that "excess" diesel truck and car emissions claimed about 38 000 lives worldwide in 2015.

Noise pollution risks animals' survival in the wild - study

2017-05-05 20:46

Human noise is polluting more than half of natural protected areas in the United States to such an extent that it could interfere with animals' ability to hunt and survive, researchers say.

Hungry Caterpillar feasts on plastic bags

2017-04-24 22:21

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.


The human cost of polluted air

2017-10-08 06:01

Nono Nkosi* (38) has to set aside at least R1 000 every month to pay for her daughter’s medical expenses. Masesi*, who is 12, suffers from itchy eyes, sinusitis and shortness of breath.

Enviroserv officials in the dock over 'big stink'

2017-08-17 12:39

Waste management company EnviroServ's CEO and four other officials are now personally facing criminal charges relating to allegations that their Hillcrest landfill site is causing a noxious "big stink" in the area, west of Durban.

California governor to extend climate change bill

2017-07-25 18:38

Governor Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

1000s protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan

2017-07-23 20:31

The sound of clanging cymbals and blaring horns have filled downtown Taipei as thousands marched in a colourful Taoist procession, protesting a government call to cut back on the burning of incense sticks.

Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air

2017-06-22 09:44

Furhan Hussain moved to Islamabad seeking fresher air, only to find Pakistan's leafy capital in a semi-permanent haze.

Wasted green power tests China's energy leadership

2017-06-05 22:45

China's scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable energy development, yet increasing amounts of that green power have gone unused.

Supporters of US national park want to block refinery

2017-05-27 21:00

Meridian Energy Group is developing what it bills as "the cleanest refinery on the planet" in North Dakota, despite its proximity to picturesque Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Fighting pollution key to unlocking SA ocean wealth

2017-05-16 07:51

The maritime industry is one of the largest environmental polliuters, but also offers an opportunity for innovations which are being implemented by some corporates.

Toxic pollution halted near scenic Washington lake

2017-05-02 23:00

Officials say the $500m cleanup of a toxic mine site near Washington state's scenic Lake Chelan is paying off.

Plastic pollution building up in Arctic waters - research

2017-04-20 15:11

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers say.

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