Coronavirus quarantines have reduced air pollution in China. An expert says that won't last long.

2020-03-20 08:45

The reduction in traffic and production resulted in a decrease in emissions in China, but that most likely won't be the case for long.

Table Mountain cableway company is taking on a mountain of waste

2020-02-27 05:31

Waste is a big problem on Table Mountain and the cableway company is making sure that it is kept under control.

Reasonable progress made in dealing with polluted Vaal River - portfolio committee

2020-02-07 08:00

Reasonable progress was being made to resolve the polluted Vaal River system, the human settlements, water and sanitation portfolio committee has said.

We have become mosquito food, say Gugulethu families living along filthy canal

2020-01-22 11:48

Residents of Ward 42 in Gugulethu in Cape Town say they have become mosquito food after an infestation of insects at the nearby canal, which has not been cleaned for almost a year.

Parents, listen up: Prenatal and early exposure to different air pollutants might increase toddlers' chances of allergies

2020-01-07 10:00

The guilty substances? Candles, cats and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), according to a recent study.

City of Cape Town says Bakoven beach water acceptable despite sewage spill - report

2019-12-20 10:42

Water quality results at Bakoven, following a sewage discharge during load shedding, indicate that the water is within the acceptable guidelines for recreational use as stipulated by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

This inventor spent 8 years developing denim eyewear to ensure that the planet sees a brighter future

2019-11-30 16:52

An ingenious creator has invented stylish eyewear using upcycled denim in an aim to tackle fast fashion pollution.

WATCH: Iconic bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

2019-11-07 12:36

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.

WATCH | A pollution hangover following Delhi Diwali celebrations

2019-10-28 14:50

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.

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.


Global cost of air pollution $2.9 trillion a year: NGO report

2020-03-02 18:34

The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is $8bn a day, or roughly 3.3% of the world's GDP, an environmental research group has announced.

Air pollution costs R118bn a day, says NGO

2020-02-12 18:34

The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is $8bn a day, or roughly 3.3% of the entire world's economic output, an environmental research group said on Wednesday.

WATCH: Eskom may need 20 years for emissions rules

2020-01-28 20:06

South Africa's top polluter, struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, says it could take two decades to install the technology needed to comply with stricter emissions rules that come into force in April.

Roger Federer said 'I don't worry too much' about bushfire smoke wafting into the Australian Open, but some are concerned about health risks from polluted air

2020-01-20 08:16

The air quality in Melbourne last week was the worst in the world, but conditions are improving as the Grand Slam tennis tournament gets underway.

Durban just picked up an award as the Greenest City in the world - but when it rains the beaches look like plastic waste dumps

2019-12-21 09:06

The city says it has employed additional staff to assist in central clean-ups to mop up the problem for now.

Shocking footage caught tons of plastic crashing in the waves off Durban following heavy rains

2019-12-17 12:44

After heavy rain tons of plastic was sent downstream to crash in the waves off the Umgeni River Mouth, in Durban.

Australian PM denies climate link as smoke chokes Sydney

2019-11-21 18:21

Australia's Prime Minister has denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming.

WATCH | Fishing plastic 'ghost nets' out of the Baltic

2019-10-29 13:13

On a small fishing boat out in the Baltic Sea, Pekka Kotilainen rifles through buckets of fishing gear, mixed with rubbish and mussel shells.

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.

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