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.
Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister Nurlan Kapparov made a trip to Kyzylorda obast on August 15.
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.
The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific ocean.
The number of tourists visiting China's capital fell by more than 14 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2012.
Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry has greenhouse gas emission certificates to 16 companies in Kazakhstan.
Experts of both countries are evaluating the consequences of the crash of Russian Proton-M rocket in Kazakhstan.
Sanitary-epidemiological situation in Kyzylorda oblast in southern Kazakhstan is stable.
Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum.
Kazakhstan's capital Astana officially joined the European initiative 'Covenant of Mayors' in Brissels.
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.
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.
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.
According to residents of Ondiris village, jet fuel has been flowing into the river near Astana for several years already.
Three air companies have been fined a total of 1.3 million tenge ($8.7 thousand) for ecological violations.
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.
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.
2.2 million tons of oil wastes are spread over 600 hectares of land of Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.
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.
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.
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