ARTICLES RELATING TO POLLUTION

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.

New legal challenge to shut down Durban landfill site

2017-04-18 13:35

Doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a legal challenge aimed at shutting down a landfill site they say affects the health of residents of Shongweni and Hillcrest.

Dumping causes foul flow

2017-04-11 17:27

More health horrors due to sewage in the Grassy Park area are emerging after residents living next to the Lotus River canal reported sewage spilling into the river.

Foul flow fears

2017-04-04 06:03

A faulty sewerage system in Grassy Park is causing more than a stink with residents fearing for their health.

'Dead zones' a threat to coral reefs

2017-03-21 07:02

Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers say.

 

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.

SA coal mines leave legacy of ruin

2017-04-19 10:51

Oxpeckers publishes never-before-seen data exposing the lack of mine closures, despite R45bn being held in financial provisions for rehabilitation in 2015.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

2017-04-13 11:08

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the WHO has said, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

London plans vehicle emissions fee to fight air pollution

2017-04-04 22:02

The mayor of London says drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay a £12.50 charge to drive in the city in a bid to improve air quality.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

2017-03-25 08:32

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

Cozy clothes may be key source of sea pollution

2017-03-15 22:17

Researchers say cozy clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in oceans and could be contaminating seafood.

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