Showing posts with label pollution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pollution. Show all posts

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution - Greenpeace

Antarctic peninsula
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, according to environmental group Greenpeace.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Deadly protests in India spark suspension of copper smelting plant’s expansion

copper smelting plant’s expansion
An Indian court has halted the expansion of a Sterlite Copper smelter after 11 protesters were killed during rallies demanding the closure of the existing plant due to pollution.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

China starts collecting environment tax

china environmental tax
China started collecting an environment tax on Monday to better protect the environment and cut pollutant discharge, as the country's Environmental Protection Tax Law took effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New less polluting building method

Shanghai will promote a new construction method
Shanghai will promote a new construction method that involves less pollution and noise.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Over 6 bln euros committed to better managing oceans

better managing oceans
More than 6 billion euros (7.01 billion US dollars) was dedicated by public and private sectors from 112 countries to improve management of oceans at the Our Ocean conference 2017 being held on Friday in Malta .

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish
Researchers have discovered high concentrations of human antidepressants in the brains of fish found in the Niagara River of Canada, according to CTV Tuesday.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Researchers urge more regulation over pharmaceutical pollution in Britain's rivers

Pharmaceutical pollution in some of Britain's rivers has reached a worrying level, and researchers urged more regulation to address the issue, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Leeds.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10,000 Endangered Frogs Die In Peru at Lake Titicaca

Peru is investigating what killed some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs, a critically endangered species affectionately known as the "scrotum frog," in a river that is feared to be polluted, authorities said Monday.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Russian researchers say there might be life in biggest subglacial Antarctic lake

Russian researchers do not exclude possible existence of living organisms at the bottom or in the waters of Lake Vostok, the biggest subglacial lake in Antarctica, but water samples they have are not pure enough to be sure of that.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Microbots can clean up polluted water

A new study shows that a swarm of hundreds of thousands of tiny microbots, each smaller than the width of a human hair, can be deployed into industrial wastewater to absorb and remove toxic heavy metals.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Long-term stability, health of European forests threatened - EEA report

Long-term stability, health of European forests threatened
Climate change, pollution, and encroaching human development are posing increased threats to the long-term stability and health of European forests, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report that was released Monday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More cars banned in Mexico City after pollution alert

More cars were ordered off Mexico City's streets on Wednesday after a surge in pollution prompted authorities to issue the first air quality alert in 14 years.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mexico's Pemex says controls fire on oil platform, won't affect output

Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex said on Saturday that a fire broke out in a machine room on a platform located in the company's top producing oilfield, but added that it would not affect production.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Shell accused of lying over Nigeria oil spill clean-up

Shell has been accused of making false claims about the extent of its oil spill clean-up operations in Nigeria and urged to take more action to help worst-hit communities.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

World's corals threatened by El Niño, climate change

Coral reefs around the world are facing the threat of the third massive bleaching event ever on record due to the warming effects of El Niño and the impacts of climate change, scientists warn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Half of marine life wiped out in just 40 years, says WWF

Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have halved in the last four decades, environmental NGO the Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Grand gaspillage: l’Européen jette 123 kg de nourriture par an

Chaque année, l’Européen moyen jette près de 123 kilos de denrées alimentaires, dont 97 kilos sont parfaitement consommables, selon une étude publiée par le magazine Environmental Research Letters.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Israel, Palestine, Jordan unite to save revered river (video Al Jazeera)

In a rare show of political unity, Israel, Jordan and Palestine have united for a common cause: to clean up the Jordan River.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Egypt has removed over 4,000 'encroachments' from Nile

Egypt’s irrigation ministry has “removed 4,727 encroachments” from Nile waters in Cairo and Upper Egypt’s Aswan and Assiut, as part of its campaign to protect the river, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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