Government wants townships to use more electricity - and may give them one free unit for every unit bought

2019-05-17 13:46

Wood, coal and paraffin burning causes massive pollution in South Africa's townships. It is hoped that households can be encouraged to use electricity instead.

Eskom deals in denial about premature deaths

2019-04-04 08:27

Eskom is killing us. If it were committed to reducing its pollution, it would simply comply with the Minimum Emission Standards. Anything less is a betrayal of our future, writes Melita Steele

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

2019-04-01 19:38

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions.

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates - study

2019-03-13 12:27

Air pollution causes 790 000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study.

WATCH: Is Delhi's air causing lung cancer?

2018-12-05 10:04

Lung cancer in the Indian capital rose by 50% between 1988 and 2012.

Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

2018-11-05 12:55

Yogesh Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his doctors wonder how long he can last outside hospital breathing some of the world's dirtiest air.

Pollution may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke

2018-10-25 07:08

New research shows exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke.

Court orders diesel ban on major Berlin roads

2018-10-10 05:36

Berlin could shut out diesel drivers from major arterial roads next year, after a court ordered the German capital to follow in the footsteps of Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart with exclusion zones.

German government agrees to plan to cut diesel pollution

2018-10-03 13:44

Germany's government says it has come up with a plan to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades.

SEE: The cost of traffic - thousands of children harmed by vehicle emissions

2018-06-13 14:00

'The damage done to the children by vehicle emissions is invisible but serious. It begins in the mother's womb and reaching far beyond the headline figure of attributable child deaths, can affect health and life chances for a lifetime.'


WATCH: London introduces Ultra Low Emission Zone to combat air pollution

2019-04-09 06:22

An Ultra Low Emission Zone has been introduced in London by the mayor, Sadiq Kahn.

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

2019-04-03 07:38

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis.

WATCH: South Koreans fight smog their own way - with pork

2019-03-20 20:47

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief.

WATCH: Millions in India gather for world's largest religious event

2019-01-15 17:18

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air, a sign that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.

WATCH: Smog casts shadow over Diwali in Delhi

2018-11-07 09:35

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated over three days. But in recent years, the fireworks have caused controversy in some parts of India.

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

2018-10-28 07:03

With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing for a major Hindu festival of massive fireworks that threatens to cloak the Indian capital region with smog and dust.

Delhi holds breath as burning farms herald pollution season

2018-10-23 05:42

Harpal Singh struck a match and watched his fields burn, the acrid smoke drifting toward New Delhi where a lethal smog cocktail is once again intensifying over the world's most polluted megacity.

Smog might cloud your memory

2018-10-05 06:15

British researchers have found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40% higher odds of developing dementia.

Even at 'safe' levels, air pollution may boost diabetes risk

2018-07-27 12:43

It is well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to diabetes. However a new study points to an additional surprising culprit: air pollution.

EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution

2018-05-20 15:52

The European Commission says it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

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