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Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water
Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water

Ramona Yesenia stood waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill

Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water
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Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange

Authorities imposed restrictions on the water supply in Mexico, after toxic substances from a nearby mine reportedly turned a river orange.

Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange
Fog or pollution? Photo ©yk-news.kz/Viktor Abakumov
Air pollution at critical level in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Kazakhstan’s National Hydrometeorological service reported a high level of hazardous air pollutants that appeared to look like a fog.

Air pollution at critical level in Ust-Kamenogorsk
Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax
Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

Australia axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, handing the government a key victory after it went to the polls last year vowing the levy would go.

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution

The US space agency is to launch on Tuesday a satellite that tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon pollution
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60% of China underground water polluted

Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.

60% of China underground water polluted
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More dead pigs found in China river

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday -- the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.

More dead pigs found in China river
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'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier

Chinese companies have offered up a fresh idea to help pollution-weary travellers while cashing in on public concerns over dirty air at the same time -- smog insurance.

'Smog insurance' offers to help Chinese breathe easier
Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road
Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road

Thousands of cars will be banned from Parisian roads on Monday as the city tries to curb dangerous pollution levels by introducing alternate driving days for the first time in nearly two decades.

Polluted Paris forces thousands of cars off the road
Paris makes public transport free to tackle severe pollution
Paris makes public transport free to tackle severe pollution

Paris authorities said Thursday they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather.

Paris makes public transport free to tackle severe pollution
China's premier 'declares war' on pollution
China's premier 'declares war' on pollution

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said he is "declaring war" on pollution, describing it as a "red-light warning" against inefficiency as he sought to address public concerns on issues from acrid smog to food safety.

China's premier 'declares war' on pollution
Air purifier rush as smog shrouds northern China
Air purifier rush as smog shrouds northern China

Dangerous smog which has blighted swathes of northern China in recent days has prompted a spike in air purifier sales, local media reported Monday, as pollution continued to shroud Beijing.

Air purifier rush as smog shrouds northern China
Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty
Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty

The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia's outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria's capital is still the most polluted in Europe.

Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty
Air pollution in Europe kills even at guideline levels
Air pollution in Europe kills even at guideline levels

Europeans with long-term exposure to particulate pollution from road traffic or industry run a higher risk of premature death, even if air quality meets EU standards, a study said on Monday.

Air pollution in Europe kills even at guideline levels
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa raises an oil-coated hand to show media, near petroleum debris, said to be caused by Chevron-Texaco. ©Reuters/Guillermo Granja
Chevron alleges Ecuador fraud in oil pollution case

Chevron claimed Tuesday that corrupt Ecuadoran plaintiffs mounted an elaborate fraud to win a multi-billion-dollar case against it for polluting the Amazonian rainforest, in arguments before a US court.

Chevron alleges Ecuador fraud in oil pollution case
©Reuters/Carlos Barria
UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling the crisis.

UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness
Two members of the environmentalist organisation "Greenpeace" stand next to skeletons as they, along with about 30 other environmentalists, protest against pollution. ©Reuters/STR New
200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk exposure to toxic pollution, environmental groups warned Monday, publishing a list of the world's worst areas, including an African processing site for European electronics.

200 million people at risk from toxic pollution: environmentalists
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ENRC calls Kazakhstan inspector Darkwing Duck and promisses to sue him

ENRC corporation is threatening to sue an environmental inspector from Pavlodar Oblast.

ENRC calls Kazakhstan inspector Darkwing Duck and promisses to sue him
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Ecologically clean regions of Almaty are 'myths'

Ecologically clean regions of Almaty city are nothing but 'myths' long gone.

Ecologically clean regions of Almaty are 'myths'
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa walks close to a contaminated oil pool, said to be caused by Chevron-Texaco. ©Reuters/Guillermo Granja
Chevron wins partial victory in Ecuador pollution case

An arbitration panel in the Hague has given US oil firm Chevron an important procedural victory in its battle against a $19 billion fine by Ecuador for polluting the Amazon basin region.

Chevron wins partial victory in Ecuador pollution case