pollution

Pollution claims 9m lives each year; Africa worst affected

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated 9 million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015

ATTENTION MAYORS: Top priority is to manage street garbage (video)

Garbage management to be on the top priority list on the recently-elected mayors of Dhaka north and south city corporations who have announced to make Dhaka a clean place in the next six months.

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Bangladesh tanneries: HRW gives bleak outlook

Bangladesh must enforce laws to stop child labour and occupational and environmental health dangers in tannery industry, says Human Rights Watch.

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Tonnes of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

Brazilian workers remove more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from the 2016 Olympic rowing and canoeing venue in Rio de Janeiro.

March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

Pollutants created by climate change make allergens more potent

Researchers believe pollutants created by climate change are making airborne allergens more potent

March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

Climate change 'big threat to China'

Climate change may have "huge impact" on China, reducing crop yields, harming the environment, warns country's top weather scientist

March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

Australia to ban dumping dredge spoil on Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government is to legislate permanent ban on the dumping of capital dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014

International Energy Agency's data shows the growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year

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