370 workers faint at Cambodian toy shop

2015-11-20 15:08

Officials say about 370 workers have fainted at 7 different Cambodian factories in the past 2 days, apparently because of a pesticide sprayed by a farmer on nearby fields.

Delhi pollution doesn't stop Diwali fireworks

2015-11-12 19:08

Alarm over the Indian capital's pollution has not stopped a fireworks boom during the 'festival of lights'.

European politicians back new pollution law

2015-10-28 22:27

The European Parliament has backed a new draft law to cut toxins in the air and halve the number of premature deaths caused by pollution.

'Worst haze in a decade' blankets South Thailand

2015-10-22 09:43

Dense haze produced by Indonesian forest fires has caused some of the worst pollution levels in southern Thailand in a decade, officials say, delaying flights in an area popular with tourists.

Morocco trash pickers help fight climate change

2015-10-21 12:11

Pulling carts piled high with plastic bottles or rummaging through unofficial dumpsites, informal trash collectors abound on the streets of Morocco.

Nuclear waste ship leaves France for Australia

2015-10-16 14:44

A ship carrying 25 tons of nuclear waste has left France for Australia despite protests from environmental campaigners who said they were concerned about 'deficiencies' in the vessel.

Factory fall-out is foul

2015-10-08 10:17

The lungs of only 31,6% of the children at a school near a refinery were found to be completely clear of the effects of their polluted environment.

Paris goes car-free for a day on Sunday

2015-09-26 20:13

Central Paris goes car-free on Sunday as part of its fight against air pollution, at a time when the VW emissions scandal again turns the spotlight on diesel and the air pollutants it produces.

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide

2015-09-16 21:07

Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.

Nearly all seabirds will eat plastic by 2050

2015-08-31 22:08

Most sea birds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99% will have done so by 2050.


Chinese emissions to rise despite coal peak

2015-11-18 17:39

Obscured by polluted haze, workers are putting the finishing touches to towering smokestacks on a multi-billion-dollar coal-to-oil plant in China that will pump out vast amounts of carbon dioxide when in operation.

Singapore man dies in aromatherapy explosion

2015-10-29 19:38

A 35-year-old father of five has burnt to death after his aromatherapy diffuser caused an explosion and fire in Singapore.

Greek company pleads guilty for hiding ship's pollution

2015-10-28 08:05

A ship management company based in Greece has agreed to pay $1m in penalties after concealing that a ship it owned had dumped pollution into waters off the Texas Gulf Coast.

Pollution report: Lead poses biggest threat

2015-10-21 20:37

Lead has been named as the world's worst toxin in a report published by NGOs Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland.

Sunscreen ingredient toxic to coral, killing off reefs -research

2015-10-21 08:03

A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research.

Heavy air pollution in 80% of Chinese cities - Greenpeace

2015-10-15 08:47

Pollution in nearly 80% of Chinese cities surveyed by Greenpeace “greatly exceeded” national standards over the first nine months of this year, the advocacy group says.

Paris bans cars for a day to cut down on pollution

2015-09-27 13:26

The grand avenues of Paris have gone quiet as the city banned cars in many Parisian neighbourhoods in a bid to cut pollution.

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

2015-09-25 09:15

Singapore slammed 'shocking' statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks in emergency measures as the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Pollution killing the poor

2015-09-03 20:33

Policy makers could save millions of lives worldwide with simple, cheap measures to tackle dirty air and water.

China needs further action to stop water pollution - vice premier

2015-08-31 08:07

China faces a 'formidable task' to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritise the environment over economic development at all cost, vice premier Wang Yang says.

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