Chinese rank US as 'top threat' - survey

2016-10-05 20:08

Chinese people believe the United States is the "top threat" facing their country, a poll has shown, with most suspecting the world's number one economy of trying to "prevent China from becoming an equal power".

Over 90% of world breathing bad air

2016-09-27 14:21

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation says, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet, but big changes in energy, pollution

2016-09-04 22:18

Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the US has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency.

Edible cling wrap is finally here

2016-08-26 14:53

Have you ever been in such a hurry to eat that you accidentally bit into your cling wrap-clad sandwich?

Mkondeni polluter sought

2016-08-25 10:55

Major concerns have been raised over a sewer spewing copious amounts of what appears to be factory effluent in Halstead Road, Mkondeni.

Must see to believe: Lewis Pugh and his Mumbai beach garbage dump adventure

2016-08-17 21:15

A Capetonian describes how he encountered a sea of plastic and very few fish on the biggest beach cleanup in history at Mumbai's beaches.

London to offer alerts on air quality at bus stops

2016-08-07 16:43

Londoners will soon be able to learn if the air quality is poor at the same time they check if their bus is about to arrive.

Coal dust kills 23 000 per year in EU: report

2016-07-05 11:36

Lung-penetrating dust from coal-fired power plants in the European Union claims some 23 000 lives a year and racks up tens of billions of euros in health costs, an NGO report says.

WATCH: 'Sewage plumes' in CT and the impact on marine life

Last year News24 brought you an in-depth video report on marine outfalls in Cape Town and how they are pumping increasing amounts of raw, untreated sewage into the Atlantic Ocean. Recent aerial photos serve as a reminder of this ongoing issue. Watch.

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Indonesia lashes out at Singapore in new haze row

2016-06-13 16:27

Indonesia's environment minister has lashed out at Singapore for failing to show 'respect' after the city-state tried to question the director of an Indonesian company over last year's haze outbreak.


Dirty air is destroying our health

2016-10-02 06:02

More than 80% of people living in urban areas, where air pollution is monitored, are exposed to air quality levels that exceed World Health Organisation limits. The most polluted cities in South Africa are concentrated in the provinces of Gauteng and Mpumalanga.

Epol working on ‘stench’

2016-09-23 08:07

Mountain Rise residents have complained that the “stench” from the Epol factory in Willowtown Road is back, and it’s “unbearable”.

Millions at risk from rising water pollution: UN

2016-08-30 19:02

Increasingly polluted rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America pose a disease risk to more than 300 million people and threaten fisheries and farming in many countries, a UN report has warned.

Durban's beach cleaning volunteers let down by city officials - organiser

2016-08-25 14:21

A Durban man who heads a team of volunteers that regularly clean the Umgeni River mouth at Blue Lagoon says they are being let down by the eThekwini municipality.

Dirt poor

2016-08-22 05:15

Unless we change attitudes towards managing soil, conserving water and cleaning up air, we’ll all be in trouble no matter who governs, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Activists slam ASEAN roadmap to stop smog

2016-08-11 17:57

Move by Southeast Asian nations for a roadmap to combat acrid haze from Indonesian fires, that cloaks vast swathes of the region every year, greeted by activists with scepticism.

India aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

2016-07-11 12:39

Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state are jostling for space as they attempt to plant 50 million trees over the next 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.

Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

2016-06-27 16:12

The International Energy Agency says each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution and warns that the number will grow unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions

UPDATE: The Cape Town sewage stench that isn't going away

Last year News24 brought you an in-depth video report on marine outfalls in Cape Town and how they are pumping increasing amounts of raw, untreated sewage into the Atlantic Ocean. A recent series of aerial photos serves as a reminder of the issue. Watch.

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Nasa takes 7 000m view of the world's coral reefs

2016-06-09 22:21

Nasa and other top scientists are gathering new data on coral reefs like never before - from 7 000m in the air.

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