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.

Obama admin sets rule to protect streams near coal mines

2016-12-19 19:15

The Obama administration has finalised rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans.

France gives boost to electric vehicles amid pollution peaks

2016-12-11 15:38

The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as the country fights severe air pollution.

Concerns about E.coli in Bloem drinking water

2016-11-16 11:52

Bloemfontein residents have raised concerns about the quality of the city's drinking water, which was dirty brown and said to have had traces of E.coli in it.

Public Works denies polluting Hartbeespoort Dam

2016-11-09 06:07

The national Department of Public Works has denied responsibility for polluting the Hartbeespoort Dam.

Two billion children breathe toxic air

2016-10-31 22:30

As north Indian cities enter the season of high air pollution, a new report is warning about the dangers to children.

The air inside SA homes: more dangerous than industrial pollution

2016-10-24 21:19

You would be forgiven for believing that industries and vehicles are this country’s worst air polluters. Far worse, however, is the toxic air poor people breathe inside their homes every day.


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

China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

2016-12-21 14:41

China's smoggiest city closed schools as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children's health.

China chokes under heavy smog, with worse ahead

2016-12-19 15:53

Hospital visits have spiked, roads have been closed and flights cancelled as China choked under a vast cloud of toxic smog, with forecasters warning worse is yet to come.

4 major global cities pledge to eliminate diesel vehicles

2016-12-03 11:56

Mexico City has joined with Paris, Madrid and Athens in committing to eliminate diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.

Delhi gets two day deadline for anti-smog plan

2016-11-09 22:37

India's top court has given the federal government two days to chalk out a plan to tackle alarming levels of smog in Delhi, the world's most polluted capital.

Delhi shuts schools, halts construction to tackle pollution

2016-11-06 16:20

New Delhi has closed its schools, halted construction and ordered that all roads be doused with water to settle dust as crippling air pollution continues to engulf the Indian capital.

Delhi chokes on toxic smog after Diwali festival

2016-10-31 12:52

New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog after millions of Indians had lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, with authorities reporting record levels of pollution in parts of the capital.

Standerton sewage flowing into Vaal

2016-10-23 06:00

A permanent fetid smell wafts in the air in Sakhile township near Standerton where residents have given up on fruitless attempts to get the Lekwa municipality to upgrade sewerage infrastructure.

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