Hungry Caterpillar feasts on plastic bags

2017-04-24 22:21

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

SA coal mines leave legacy of ruin

2017-04-19 10:51

Oxpeckers publishes never-before-seen data exposing the lack of mine closures, despite R45bn being held in financial provisions for rehabilitation in 2015.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

2017-04-13 11:08

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the WHO has said, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

London plans vehicle emissions fee to fight air pollution

2017-04-04 22:02

The mayor of London says drivers of the most polluting cars will have to pay a £12.50 charge to drive in the city in a bid to improve air quality.

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.


Plastic pollution building up in Arctic waters - research

2017-04-20 15:11

Even though few people live in the Artic, some seas in the region are heavily polluted with plastic because of an Atlantic ocean current which dumps debris there, researchers say.

New legal challenge to shut down Durban landfill site

2017-04-18 13:35

Doctors, specialists and school principals have given their support to a legal challenge aimed at shutting down a landfill site they say affects the health of residents of Shongweni and Hillcrest.

Dumping causes foul flow

2017-04-11 17:27

More health horrors due to sewage in the Grassy Park area are emerging after residents living next to the Lotus River canal reported sewage spilling into the river.

Foul flow fears

2017-04-04 06:03

A faulty sewerage system in Grassy Park is causing more than a stink with residents fearing for their health.

'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.

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