It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.
A remote wildlife sanctuary near Hawaii is littered with carcasses of seabirds that died after eating plastic debris that circulates nearby in the Pacific Ocean.
After India's biggest firework party of the year, Delhi awoke to a pollution hangover with the capital forced to breathe hazardous levels of toxic particles.
South African troops have suspended work to rehabilitate the water system that serves Gauteng because of a lack of funds.
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.
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.
Viral footage showed a long, black object moving like a snake through China's Yangtze river, sparking the hashtag #ThreeGorgesMonsterPhotos.
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 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 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.
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.
On a small fishing boat out in the Baltic Sea, Pekka Kotilainen rifles through buckets of fishing gear, mixed with rubbish and mussel shells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An annual survey of Cape Town's rivers has uncovered "appalling" levels of pollution in the city's waterways. Watch.
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.
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