As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
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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.
Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old fashioned human carelessness are wreaking havoc on the world's forests.
The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.
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.
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.
Researchers have found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psychiatric disorders in people in Denmark and the USA.
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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