Anti-pollution activists cover London statues with masks

2016-04-18 13:47

British environmental activists have put face masks on famous statues across London including the one of Horatio Nelson on Trafalgar Square to draw attention to the problem of air pollution.

Brazilian police probe sewage plant

2016-04-08 15:53

Brazilian police say they are investigating whether Rio de Janeiro's state water utility may be committing environmental crimes by failing to treat sewarage.

Mexico City declares air pollution alert

2016-03-15 21:12

The Mexico City government has declared its first air pollution alert in 11 years after ozone levels reached almost twice the acceptable limit.

6 elephants die from eating bread bags in Vic Falls

2016-03-11 08:09

At least 6 elephants have died in the last 18 months in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls National Park after swallowing plastic bags found on a dump site, a local conservationist says.

Developing countries bear brunt of nitrogen pollution: study

2016-01-26 05:37

The production of goods for consumers in rich nations leaves a deep footprint in the form of potentially-dangerous nitrogen pollution in developing countries.

Chemicals threaten Europe's killer whales

2016-01-14 22:27

Killer whales in European waters face extinction due to outlawed but long-lived pollutants that also threaten several species of dolphins.

Floating waste dam to be tested in North Sea

2015-12-31 07:45

A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world's oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016.

Beijing pollution soars but no red alert

2015-12-29 21:32

Parts of China's capital Beijing have suffered air pollution more than 20 times the recommended levels, but authorities have refrained from issuing the highest smog alert.

Rome retracts decision to ban car traffic

2015-12-24 22:31

Italy's capital, gripped by dangerously high pollution levels, has reversed a decision to ban car traffic after the Christmas holidays hours after its rulers announced the decision.

More Chinese cities issue red alerts for heavy smog

2015-12-24 11:50

More Chinese cities issue their first red alerts for heavy smog after 2 in Beijing this month


India starts restricting cars to clear air

2016-04-16 08:26

The New Delhi government has begun a second round of two-week car restrictions to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

Six million Americans use lead-tainted water

2016-03-17 21:19

Around six million Americans have drinking water tainted with higher levels of lead than allowed by US federal guidelines.

Bob the turtle recovers after pooping out plastic balloons

2016-03-11 14:48

A green turtle is finally paddling its way to recovery almost one and half years after he was discovered injured on a beach in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, just outside of Cape Town.

Thousands of dead fish wash up on the banks of India river

2016-03-07 14:34

Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the banks of a polluted lake in India's southern technology hub of Bangalore.

India's smog-choked capital ends car ban trial

2016-01-15 10:32

New Delhi has wrapped a controversial trial of driving restrictions that took about a million cars off its roads, with arguments still raging about whether it is the right approach to cutting smog in the world's most polluted capital.

India starts limiting cars for 2 weeks to clear air

2016-01-01 12:28

New Delhi has kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the number of cars on the street.

Smog-choked Delhi gears up for car ban

2015-12-30 18:47

Millions of Delhi residents will have to find alternative ways to work, when authorities launch a trial of draconian traffic restrictions to try to clean up the world's most polluted capital.

Toxic smog brings nightmare 'white Christmas' to Beijing

2015-12-25 13:18

Beijing residents woke up to a white Christmas Friday morning but with the sky obscured by thick toxic smog rather than snow after more than 100 million people across China had been warned to stay indoors.

Delhiites urged to accept controversial car ban plan

2015-12-24 13:45

Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called on residents of India's capital Thursday to cooperate with his ambitious plans to clean up the toxic air of the world's most polluted city.

Milan's New Year fireworks displays to be canned?

2015-12-23 23:40

Dangerously high pollution levels in Milan, Italy, has prompted the administration of the Lombardy region to appeal to localities to cancel traditional New Year fireworks displays to prevent the smog worsening.

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