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  • Bangkok air pollution

    Schools shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

    Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close yesterday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections.

  • Coca-Cola, Pepsi tout plastic recycling in rare joint appearance

    The bosses of Coca-Cola and Pepsi promise "huge progress" shall be made by 2030 to reduce plastic waste, which contaminates humans, wildlife, and oceans.

  • Unhappiness linked to poor air quality in China

    Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.

  • Organic foods perhaps good for you, but bad for environment

    Organic food has been on the rise since it came into fashion; vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy and meat grown and processed using non-conventional methods not only tend to carry a hefty price tag, but are usually thought to be of higher quality and better for health, although production of organic food products may not be good for the environment.

  • Depression at Bay, maritime ports asked to hoist signal 1

    Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no one as the deep depression over Southeast Bay moved further northwestwards and is likely to intensify further.

  • Arctic posts 2nd warmest year on record in 2018

    The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth’s weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • India, China, US 4th highest carbon dioxide emitters

    India, China, the US and the European Union (EU) have been ranked as the world’s top four emitters respectively of carbon dioxide accounting for 58 percent of global emissions in 2017, according to a study.

  • 145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

    Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities say.

  • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reaches decade high

    The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data shows, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture on the jungle.

  • Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN

    The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the UN says, warning that the time to act is running out.

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