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.

Lawyers sue China for not getting rid of smog

2017-03-02 21:15

A group of Chinese lawyers is suing the governments of Beijing and its surrounding areas for not doing enough to get rid of the smog.

German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Deaths from India air pollution rival China - study

2017-02-14 17:44

India's air now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results any time soon.

Can air pollution cause Alzheimer's?

2017-02-02 10:36

Air pollution may cause more than just lung disease, as a new study finds that fine particles from air pollution may be to blame for about 20% of dementia cases.

Thousands of bird deaths draw focus to brimming toxic pit

2017-01-24 15:35

At least 3 000 geese have perished after landing in the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana.

Beijing creates new environmental police

2017-01-08 12:26

Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China's persistent problems with heavy smog.

Groups seek New York constitutional right to clean air, water

2016-12-30 09:02

Environmental and public policy groups in New York are calling for a state constitutional amendment establishing the right to clean air and water.

Madrid begins vehicle bans to fight pollution

2016-12-28 15:05

Madrid's town hall hopes to sharply reduce pollution levels by limiting vehicle circulation for the first time, based on registration plate numbers


'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.

WATCH: Harties Dam 'choking' again on invasive weed

Hartbeespoort Dam in the North-West Province is battling uncontrollable levels of algae and hyacinth due to ongoing pollution. Watch the latest aerial footage.

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Durban company in court battle over 'toxic emissions' claims

2017-03-01 14:49

A company facing criminal prosecution for alleged 'toxic emissions' from its landfill site in Shongweni, west of Durban is attempting to silence one of its most vocal critics.

EU warns Britain, France over pollution

2017-02-15 22:16

The EU has ordered five member countries including Britain, France and Germany to tighten controls on smog-causing car pollution.

China tightens smog data controls

2017-02-08 10:51

China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger.

Mongolians protest against air pollution

2017-01-30 10:24

Thousands of Mongolians have protested for the second time this winter to call attention to their government's inaction on air pollution.

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

2017-01-17 12:17

Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago.

Several Chinese cities shrouded in smog

2017-01-03 18:41

Beijing and other cities across northern and central China are shrouded in thick smog, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways.

Madrid uses cars to fight pollution

2016-12-28 19:39

Madrid's town hall is hoping to sharply reduce pollution levels by ordering half of most private cars off the roads in a first for Spain.

Choking smog clears from northern China

2016-12-22 15:14

Smoggy skies have turned clear in parts of China after nearly a full week of severe pollution, which saw scores of flights cancelled.

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