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Chevron claims new proof of fraud in Ecuador pollution ruling

US oil giant Chevron, hit in Ecuador with a record $19 billion fine for pollution, asked Monday for the court to consider what it claimed was "new evidence" the judge in the case was corrupt.

Chevron claims new proof of fraud in Ecuador pollution ruling
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RosKosmos asks for 15 days to finish detoxification at Baikonur

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister Nurlan Kapparov made a trip to Kyzylorda obast on August 15.

RosKosmos asks for 15 days to finish detoxification at Baikonur
India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute
India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute

New Delhi and Tehran were Saturday working to resolve a dispute over the detention of an Indian oil tanker by Iranian naval guards for allegedly polluting sea waters in the Persian Gulf.

India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater
Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater

The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific ocean.

Fukushima operator pumps out toxic groundwater
Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism: state media
Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism: state media

The number of tourists visiting China's capital fell by more than 14 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2012.

Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism: state media
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16 Kazakhstan companies receive greenhouse gas emissions permits

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry has greenhouse gas emission certificates to 16 companies in Kazakhstan.

16 Kazakhstan companies receive greenhouse gas emissions permits
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Results of Russian and Kazakhstan tests for heptyl contamination at Baikonur differ

Experts of both countries are evaluating the consequences of the crash of Russian Proton-M rocket in Kazakhstan.

Results of Russian and Kazakhstan tests for heptyl contamination at Baikonur differ
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Water and soil are clean around Baikonur: expert

Sanitary-epidemiological situation in Kyzylorda oblast in southern Kazakhstan is stable.

Water and soil are clean around Baikonur: expert
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Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies

Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum.

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies
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Astana administration undertakes to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Kazakhstan's capital Astana officially joined the European initiative 'Covenant of Mayors' in Brissels.

Astana administration undertakes to lower greenhouse gas emissions
Singapore smog in new high, danger to ill and elderly
Singapore smog in new high, danger to ill and elderly

Singapore's smog index hit the critical 400 level on Friday, making it potentially life-threatening to the ill and elderly people, according to a government monitoring site.

Singapore smog in new high, danger to ill and elderly
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US study links pollution to autism risk

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas.

US study links pollution to autism risk
New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet
New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet

The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.

New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet
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Kerosene leaking into Yessil river near Astana

According to residents of Ondiris village, jet fuel has been flowing into the river near Astana for several years already.

Kerosene leaking into Yessil river near Astana
Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty
Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty

Three air companies have been fined a total of 1.3 million tenge ($8.7 thousand) for ecological violations.

Air companies fined 1.3 million tenge for environmental damage in Almaty
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Historic greenhouse gas level sparks calls for action

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

Historic greenhouse gas level sparks calls for action
Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution
Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution

Japan, China and South Korea agreed Monday to continue cooperating in the fight against cross-border air pollution, despite strained relations between the neighbours because of territorial disputes.

Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution
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600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast

2.2 million tons of oil wastes are spread over 600 hectares of land of Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.

600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast
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EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze

Controversial plans to revive the EU's faltering carbon cap-and-trade system so as to cut greenhouse gas emissions face a tough test in the European Parliament.

EU lawmakers face close vote on pollution credit freeze
Shanghai sees swine flow easing
Shanghai sees swine flow easing

Shanghai said the end of an embarrassing pollution case which saw dead pigs floating down the city's main river was in sight, with the total number recovered now standing at more than 16,000.

Shanghai sees swine flow easing