Nurdle hurdle: Clean-up of KZN beaches far from complete

2018-01-12 12:04

Over 40 tons of plastic nurdles remain scattered across KwaZulu-Natal's beaches, despite nearly three months of clean-up efforts to curb the damage of a container ship spill.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for 'pollution-free planet'

2017-12-06 09:34

Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer.

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

2017-12-01 18:33

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of common air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia.

Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of climate change

2017-11-16 22:45

The Obama-era official who helped deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement, lashed out Thursday at the Donald Trump administration's "wrongheaded" decision to abandon the first-ever pact committing all countries to limiting climate change.

India smog equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

2017-11-12 06:13

That is what breathing in Delhi has been like this last week as the city remains blanketed in heavy pollutants that threaten its citizens’ health.

Doctors warn of health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

2017-11-08 07:10

A public health emergency has been declared in New Delhi as a choking blanket of smog descends on the world's most polluted capital city.

California surfer covers board with 10 000 cigarette butts

2017-10-25 10:35

A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry he covered with 10 000 cigarette butts.

The human cost of polluted air

2017-10-08 06:01

Nono Nkosi* (38) has to set aside at least R1 000 every month to pay for her daughter’s medical expenses. Masesi*, who is 12, suffers from itchy eyes, sinusitis and shortness of breath.

Enviroserv officials in the dock over 'big stink'

2017-08-17 12:39

Waste management company EnviroServ's CEO and four other officials are now personally facing criminal charges relating to allegations that their Hillcrest landfill site is causing a noxious "big stink" in the area, west of Durban.

California governor to extend climate change bill

2017-07-25 18:38

Governor Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.


Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

2018-01-09 06:08

Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.

UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution

2017-12-02 18:00

Environment ministers from about 100 countries gather in Nairobi next week to issue a clarion call against air, land and water pollution blamed for some 9 million deaths in 2015.

US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

2017-12-01 12:27

US refineries are unable to sell a dirty fuel byproduct at home are exporting it to energy-hungry India

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

2017-11-15 13:21

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines.

Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

2017-11-08 20:28

Delhi authorities have shut all schools in the Indian capital as pollution hit nearly 30 times the World Health Organisation's safe level.

Cape Town joins pledge for emissions-free cities by 2030

2017-10-25 12:03

The mayors of Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030.

Death lurks in Eskom's murky air

2017-10-08 06:01

A new report reveals how our power stations are causing hundreds of deaths and days off sick every year.

We should not get used to living in filth

2017-10-01 06:02

Have citizens decided to normalise the dirty, rubbish-strewn environment in which they live, play and work, asks Kole Legodi.

Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

2017-08-13 18:03

Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf.

Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution

2017-07-24 21:14

A new public bathing area on a Paris canal that has been helping residents keep cool during the summer has been temporarily closed due to pollution concerns just a week after opening.

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