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Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk

Microscopic particles, possibly from air pollution, have been found in human brain tissue, according to a new study into Alzheimer's risk.

Study of exhaust particles hints at Alzheimer's risk
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO

80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount

More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.

ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity

Finnish authorities are investigating a mysterious spike in levels of radioactive caesium-137 detected over Helsinki.

Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists

Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its 'red alert' measures to deal with smog.

Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'
India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'

New Delhi has failed to collect a new "pollution toll" from trucks entering the city, just one day after the levy was introduced to improve air quality in the choked city.

India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze

Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.

Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires

Malaysia's premier has urged Indonesia to act against those responsible for raging fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in smog for weeks, as Malaysian schools closed again over health concerns.

Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires
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Czech experts present shocking findings into Karaganda ecology

Czech experts conducted a two-year study of the ecological situation in Karaganda Oblast. Their findings are shocking.

Czech experts present shocking findings into Karaganda ecology
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McDonald's supplier gets Beijing's biggest pollution fine: Xinhua

A McDonald's joint venture in China supplying its outlets with French fries has been slapped with a record 3.9 million yuan fine for water pollution.

McDonald's supplier gets Beijing's biggest pollution fine: Xinhua
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Eco-friendly Almaty: re-orientation towards pedestrian zones in 2016

Central streets of Almaty will turn into pedestrian zones in 2016.

Eco-friendly Almaty: re-orientation towards pedestrian zones in 2016
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Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian

President Nazarbayev has taken part in a meeting with media representatives to discuss development of the City of Apples - Almaty.

Nazarbayev supports eco-friendly Almaty: city centre to become exclusively pedestrian
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Ingenious method of wastewater treatment developed in East Kazakhstan

A university in East Kazakhstan has developed a new method for wastewater purification from heavy metals.

Ingenious method of wastewater treatment developed in East Kazakhstan
Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014: govt
Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014: govt

Air pollution in Beijing dropped slightly last year, although levels of the most dangerous small particulate matter remained more than three times the internationally recommended limit.

Beijing dangerous smog down four percent in 2014: govt
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Kazakh chemist named best CIS scientist

A chemist from Kazakhstan has been named the best across the CIS countries.

Kazakh chemist named best CIS scientist
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Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs.

Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child
Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires
Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog.

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires
Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study

Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife.

Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Oil thieves cause pipeline leak, pollute Mexico river
Oil thieves cause pipeline leak, pollute Mexico river

Thieves who tapped an oil pipeline in northern Mexico caused a spill that contaminated the San Juan River, a key irrigation source for farmers.

Oil thieves cause pipeline leak, pollute Mexico river