ARTICLES RELATING TO POLLUTION

Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

2019-10-21 12:01

Shipowners say they are trying to cut their heavy-polluting industry's impact on the environment by using cleaner energy - but some have stalled over limiting the speed of ships.

Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches

2019-10-10 11:25

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.

Fresh health fears as Rome rubbish crisis intensifies

2019-10-02 17:52

Italian officials warned Rome's burgeoning garbage crisis constituted a health risk, as rat control services worked overtime and the waste collection company board resigned.

South Korea mayor dumps ton of trash on beach for clean-up day

2019-09-26 12:43

A South Korean mayor who dumped a ton of trash on a clean beach to give environmental campaigners something to pick up has said sorry for his deception.

Even dolphins are threatened by antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

2019-09-18 08:50

According to a recent report, bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbour a number of toxic chemicals, including some that have been banned for decades.

WATCH | Paddlers discover 'sea of plastic' in Cape Town river

2019-09-10 17:15

An annual survey of Cape Town's rivers has uncovered "appalling" levels of pollution in the city's waterways. Watch.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the 'world's cleanest and safest air.' Actually, he's making pollution worse.

2019-09-05 13:40

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.

13 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

2019-09-01 09:08

Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.

Indonesia is spending R500 billion to move its capital from a sinking city to an island where forests have been burning

2019-08-30 08:58

The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.

The real (and unaccounted) costs of coal power

2019-08-26 11:39

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.

 

Vaal sewage crisis left hanging due to lack of funds

2019-10-11 19:29

South African troops have suspended work to rehabilitate the water system that serves Gauteng because of a lack of funds.

WATCH | As Libya's war continues, Tripoli drowns in waste

2019-10-03 12:03

Faraj al-Doukali hastened to unload the dozens of rubbish bags from his van onto a sidewalk dump in Siyahiya, a residential district west of the Libyan capital.

City losing the battle against litter

2019-09-26 15:00

Numerous attempts by Msunduzi to curb illegal dumping have failed to yield sustainable results as perpetrators continue to dump even after the City has cleaned and erected signs warning them against it.

A viral video that sparked theories of a Chinese Loch Ness Monster turned out to show a big piece of discarded rubber

2019-09-21 17:04

Viral footage showed a long, black object moving like a snake through China's Yangtze river, sparking the hashtag #ThreeGorgesMonsterPhotos.

Smog, selfies, and city living are fuelling demand for cosmetics, L’Oréal boss says

2019-09-17 11:18

Urbanites socialise more and pollution threatens their hair and skin, while social media filters have ramped up pressure to look good in real life.

Residents stage protest after no update on effluent spill into Duzi

2019-09-10 16:02

Residents from Sobantu, Eastwood, Cinderella Park, Madiba and Pavilion informal settlements staged a protest outside Willowton Oil Mills offices on Monday, following a massive effluent spill into the Duzi River last month.

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

2019-09-04 13:25

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash.

Oceans turning from friend to foe, warns landmark UN climate report

2019-08-30 17:39

The same oceans that nourished human evolution are poised to unleash misery on a global scale unless the carbon pollution destabilising Earth's marine environment is brought to heel, warns a draft UN report obtained by AFP.

There's something in the air – as pollution gets worse, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise

2019-08-26 21:00

Researchers have found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psychiatric disorders in people in Denmark and the USA.

WATCH | Volunteers collect 128 kgs of plastic bottles from Cape Town river in 3 hours

2019-08-24 16:55

It took a group of 35 people just three hours to collect 128kgs of plastic bottles, 14kgs of bottle parts and 19kgs of polystyrene from the mouth of the Black River in Cape Town. Watch.

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