Recent News Headlines : Pollution

LONDON CONSIDERING CAR-FREE DAYS IN BID TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION


London's air pollution crisis is responsible for 9,000 early deaths each year... READ MORE

15th May, 2018 3472

CAN INDUSTRIAL WASTE BE MINED AND RECYCLED IN SUSTAINABLE WAYS?


Inside landfills, waste is exposed to various influences, explained Waste Management Engineer, Bastian Kuppers... READ MORE

12th May, 2018 80

HERE IS THE GRAVEYARD OF ISIS MOSUL GARBAGE MEN COLLECT REMAINS


This time, most of the dead were believed to be Islamic State fighters killed in the final stages of the battle for Mosul... READ MORE

7th May, 2018 863

ACCELERATE EFFORTS TO ADDRESS AIR POLLUTION


The combined effects of household air pollution and ambient air pollution become increasingly hard to address if not tackled early, the World Health Organization official said... READ MORE

2nd May, 2018 0

HIKERS HELP CLEAN UP THE GREAT WALL FOR EARTH DAY 2018


Last Sunday April 22 marked Earth Day 2018, the largest environmental movement in the world... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 0

EUROPEAN ARTISTS CREATE HUGE BEACH ARTWORKS TO HELP PLASTIC POLLUTION FIGHT


Tim Hoekstra, who produced one of the artworks, said Every time I come to the beach, I see washed up plastic, mostly food and drink packaging... READ MORE

20th April, 2018 222

SINGLE-USE PLASTICS COULD BE BANNED IN ENGLAND NEXT YEAR


Campaigners said it would cut the country's marine plastic pollution by half... READ MORE

19th April, 2018 20855

CHINA'S CLEAN AIR MARKET COULD REACH US$3.19 TN


Nation poised to become the world's largest market for clean air technology in several key areas report... READ MORE

19th April, 2018 69

DROP IN PLASTIC BAGS LITTERING BRITISH SEAS LINKED TO INTRODUCTION OF 5P CHARGE


Ireland and Denmark were the first two countries to bring in levies for plastic bags from shops in 2003, followed by slew of other European countries... READ MORE

5th April, 2018 8869

CHINA 'ENVIRONMENT CENSUS' REVEALS 50% RISE IN POLLUTION SOURCES


China 'environment census' reveals 50 percent rise in pollution sources... READ MORE

31st March, 2018 383

'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' SPRAWLING WITH FAR MORE DEBRIS THAN THOUGHT


Lebreton works for the Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch-based non-profit that is aiming to tackle the garbage patch... READ MORE

23rd March, 2018 18512

DRUGS, PLASTICS AND FLEA KILLER: THE UNSEEN THREATS TO UK'S RIVERS


The Environment Agency and water companies must fast-track efforts to better understand and address plastic pollution pathways... READ MORE

18th March, 2018 618

WORLD'S COLDEST CAPITAL SEEKS TO KICK ITS DEADLY COAL HABIT


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mongolians have long relied on folklore to explain how miserably cold their winters are... READ MORE

17th March, 2018 18

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION ARE UNLAWFUL, COURT RULES


Government plans to tackle air quality are unlawful and do not go far enough, a senior judge has ruled... READ MORE

22nd February, 2018 252

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38 MILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC WASTE FOUND ON UNINHABITED SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND


Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic - the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 86876

DELHI BLANKETED IN TOXIC HAZE HAS BECOME A GAS CHAMBER


A thick haze has settled over New Delhi, where pollution has hit hazardous levels... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 20781

THE MOST POLLUTED CITY IS? HINT


Other cities cracking the dubious list's top five include Gwalior, India, at 176, Allahabad, India at 170, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 156 andA Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia at 152... READ MORE

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A PUSH FOR DIESEL LEAVES LONDON GASPING AMID RECORD POLLUTION


London's air pollution today is different from seven decades ago, and more insidious... READ MORE

18th February, 2017 10035

CHINA CHOKES ON SMOG SO BAD THAT PLANES CAN'T LAND


Officials in China's capital Beijing issued a red alert for air pollution... READ MORE

19th December, 2016 6648

NOISE POLLUTION IS DROWNING OUT NATURE EVEN IN PROTECTED AREAS - STUDY


The sounds of the natural world are being overwhelmed by the blare of human activity, even in protected wildlife areas, new research has revealed... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 6197

LONDON MAYOR TO DOUBLE FUNDING TO TACKLE AIR POLLUTION


Khan said With nearly 10,000 Londoners dying early every year due to air pollution, tackling poor air quality is a public health emergency that requires bold action... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 5437

FOXCONN DEAL LETS COMPANY IGNORE WISCONSIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS


Gov. Scott Walker's deal gives Foxconn -- which admitted dumping chemicals in a Chinese river -- an exemption from statutes that protect Wisconsin wetlands... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 5189

CHINA TO PLANT FOREST THE SIZE OF IRELAND IN BID TO BECOME WORLD LEADER IN CONSERVATION


China has announced plans to plant new forests in 2018 that will cover at least 6.6 million hectares, an area roughly the size of Ireland... READ MORE

5th January, 2018 5186

PANT BY NUMBERS: THE CITIES WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS AIR - LISTED


Tetovo in Macedonia - a city of 50,000 near the Kosovo border - has the worst PM2.5 air pollution in Europe, according to the WHO data... READ MORE

13th February, 2017 4712

INSECT DECLINES: NEW ALARM OVER MAYFLY IS TIP OF ICEBERG, WARN EXPERTS


Modest levels of pollution found in many English rivers are having a devastating impact on mayflies, new research suggests, killing about 80 percent of all eggs... READ MORE

11th January, 2018 4504

PARIS IS BANNING TRAFFIC FROM HALF THE CITY. WHY CAN'T LONDON HAVE A CAR-FREE DAY?


Greenwich, in south-east London, also looks set to get occasional car-free days... READ MORE

22nd September, 2016 4162

DRAMATIC RISE IN PLASTIC SEABED LITTER AROUND UK


The amount of seabed litter has fluctuated over the years, but has been in long-term decline since a peak of 1,300 items per square kilometre in 2003... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 4095

HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED, POLLUTION SOARS IN NEW DELHI


Crop burning and industrial pollution from adjoining states add to the bad air in New Delhi, according to experts... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 3877

YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM AIR POLLUTION IN INDIA THAN CHINA, STUDY SAYS


Indians face greater health risks from air pollution than people living in China, a new study has found... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 3785

LONDON TO INTRODUCE ?10 VEHICLE POLLUTION CHARGE, SAYS SADIQ KHAN


His plan to cut air pollution includes extending the ultra-low emission zone beyond central London to the North and South Circular roads from 2019... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 3442

UK GOVERNMENT SUED FOR THIRD TIME OVER ILLEGAL AIR POLLUTION FROM DIESELS


The law requires the final plan to bring air pollution down to legal levels in the shortest time possible... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 3420

CO-OP AND ICELAND BACK BOTTLE DEPOSIT SCHEME TO REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION


Just 57 percent of all plastic bottles are collected for recycling, compared with levels of up to 90 percent in countries that have deposit return schemes... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 3392

GLOBAL POLLUTION IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST KILLER AND A THREAT TO SURVIVAL OF MANKIND, STUDY FINDS


Air pollution deaths in Southeast Asia are on track to double by 2050, he added... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3115


I never thought that my move from London's Chelsea to living on China's doorstep 11 years ago would result in a complete fashion and ethical overhaul... READ MORE

18th October, 2016 3105

5 HIGHEST RATES OF POLLUTION-RELATED DEATHS PER 100,000 POPULATION (PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS)


One out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015, or some 2.5 million, was attributed to pollution... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3049

SERIOUS FARM POLLUTION BREACHES RISE IN UK - AND MANY GO UNPROSECUTED


Environment Agency figures show severe incidents are weekly occurrence as farms struggle with cost of pollution prevention despite subsidies... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 2987

UK CITIZENS ARE TAKING AIR POLLUTION MONITORING INTO THEIR OWN HANDS


Residents in Lancing and Shoreham, West Sussex, have also teamed up to explore air pollution levels... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 2736

UK RISKS BECOMING 'DUMPING GROUND' FOR PLASTIC AFTER BREXIT


The UK government says it is taking the issue of plastic bottles seriously... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 2668

GOVERNMENT FAILS TO COMMIT TO DIESEL SCRAPPAGE SCHEME IN UK CLEAN AIR PLAN


This feeble plan won't go anywhere near far enough in tackling this public health emergency... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2659

AIR POLLUTION LAWSUIT SET TO GO AHEAD DESPITE DELAYED GOVERNMENT PLAN


Nitrogen dioxide causes 23,500 of the 40,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year, according to the government's own data... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 2422

POLLUTION IS NOW A GREATER THREAT THAN EBOLA AND HIV, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION WARNS


Worldwide, more than 1.7 million children's deaths were attributable to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water, according to report published on Monday... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 2281

PARIS IS SO SMOGGY THAT THE CITY WILL PAY FOR YOUR BUS FARE


This is not the first time Paris has imposed such measures in response to high pollution levels, with similar traffic bans in 2015, 2014 and 1997... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 2202

TREES MAY INCREASE AIR POLLUTION ON CITY STREETS


It is not always true that trees reduce air pollution... READ MORE

1st December, 2016 2075

LONDON TAKES 5 DAYS TO BREACH 2017 AIR POLLUTION LIMIT


It's estimated that nearly 10,000 Londoners die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution... READ MORE

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