As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
Sprinkles early. Morning clouds. Mild.
Human activity churns out up to 100 times more planet-warming carbon each year as all the volcanoes on Earth, says a decade-long study.
Measuring the cost of pollution is hard, as the effect is not limited to one territory or even country. However, perhaps most alarming is the hidden health costs for future generations, as evidence in recent research.
'The past decade has seen steady improvements in the quality of air in New York City, and clean-air taxis appear to be one contributing factor.'
Scores of people have fallen ill and hundreds of schools have been closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes believed to have come from a chemical factory, authorities say.
Rising ozone levels have been linked to increased emergency room visits for respiratory conditions, including asthma, a new study has found.
In a new study that looked at nine California communities, researchers found that reductions in certain pollutants were tied to a 20% reduction in the odds of children developing asthma.
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 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
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 causes 790 000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study.
Malaysia prepared to seed clouds after air quality in parts of the country reached unhealthy levels due to smog from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, an official says.
Are air pollution levels linked to pregnant women delivering babies prematurely?
South Africa has placed a heavy bet on coal for its development, but campaign groups say health and climate costs are high.
Well, neither does anyone else it appears, according to reports from the municipality.
New research revealed in court papers shows that we can no longer ignore the impact of burning coal on air pollution deaths in the Highveld.
Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains - Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays.
An Ultra Low Emission Zone has been introduced in London by the mayor, Sadiq Kahn.
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.
Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief.
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.
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