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Dead pigs in Shanghai river jump to almost 6,000
Dead pigs in Shanghai river jump to almost 6,000

The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai's main river doubled in two days to nearly 6,000, the government said, as officials from a nearby area blamed for the porcine deluge sought to deny it was the source.

Dead pigs in Shanghai river jump to almost 6,000
Local river polluted with production wastes. Photo courtesy of otyrar.kz
FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid

Residents of Kok-Saiyek village have accused the local branch of FoodMaster company of polluting the local river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid.

FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid
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Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study

Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates -- the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities -- causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks.

Smog causes surge in heart deaths: study
Smoke but no fire in smoggy Shanghai
Smoke but no fire in smoggy Shanghai

Shanghai was forced to deny that China's future tallest building, now under construction, was on fire Thursday after what looked like smog surrounded the towering structure.

Smoke but no fire in smoggy Shanghai
'Off the scale' smog envelops Beijing again
'Off the scale' smog envelops Beijing again

Pollution levels in Beijing rose above index limits on Tuesday, the US embassy said, as a dense cloud of haze shrouded large swathes of northern China.

'Off the scale' smog envelops Beijing again
China pollution anger spills into state media
China pollution anger spills into state media

Anger mounted in China Monday over pollution which reached hazardous levels in recent days, with state media questioning the nation's breakneck development and government transparency over air quality.

China pollution anger spills into state media
Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul
Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul

Hong Kong's name may mean "fragrant harbour", but cargo ships burning dirty fuel in what is one of the world's busiest ports add to a foul layer of pollution that kills more than 3,000 people a year.

Pollution turns Hong Kong harbour from 'fragrant' to foul
Grounded Alaska oil rig refloated, no pollution seen
Grounded Alaska oil rig refloated, no pollution seen

An oil rig which ran aground in Alaska has been refloated and is being towed to a nearby harbor, with no signs of pollution seen.

Grounded Alaska oil rig refloated, no pollution seen
China boom savaging coral reefs: study
China boom savaging coral reefs: study

China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found Thursday, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage and loss.

China boom savaging coral reefs: study
World's second most polluted city turns to buses
World's second most polluted city turns to buses

On the streets of Ulan Bator a people renowned for their horse riding skills have to contend every day with ever more Hummers, Land Cruisers and Range Rovers.

World's second most polluted city turns to buses
A  aerial view of the water treatment pools of Finland. ©REUTERS
Uranium-polluted water escapes from Finnish mine

Radioactive emissions 50 times higher than normal have been detected in waters close to a nickel and zinc mine in central Finland.

Uranium-polluted water escapes from Finnish mine
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First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes

The world's first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel has raised hopes for cleaner air travel and upped the prospects of a boon for farmers whose oilseed crops could supplant kerosene.

First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes
Smog in Almaty. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Inventor suggests to ventilate Almaty using jet engines

Inventor Nikolay Ryzhov has suggested to ventilate Almaty with the use of gas-dynamic units.

Inventor suggests to ventilate Almaty using jet engines
Wastes dump. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia

Regional risks of degradation and destruction of uranium tailing dumps are high and many of the dumps in Kyrgyzstan are located very close to water resources.

Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia
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Smoking in cars beats UN pollution threshold

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants to many times the limit recommended by the world's health agency.

Smoking in cars beats UN pollution threshold
Illustration by megapolis.kz
Architect invents airship to battle smog in Almaty

Architect Leila Rakhimzhanova has suggested a simple and inexpensive method of cleaning Almaty from smog.

Architect invents airship to battle smog in Almaty
Coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ©REUTERS
Australian coal basin may be top 10 polluter: Greenpeace

A coal basin near Australia's Great Barrier Reef will rank among the world's worst producers of carbon pollution if fully mined, Greenpeace said Wednesday as it warned of devastating consequences.

Australian coal basin may be top 10 polluter: Greenpeace
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'

A Japanese paper firm whose factory was at the centre of deadly weekend protests in China said Monday it was concerned about the demonstration, but rejected pollution claims as "groundless".

Japan firm says China waste claims 'groundless'
 Pollution protestors clash with police in China
Pollution protestors clash with police in China

Thousands of people demonstrating against alleged pollution from a paper factory in east China clashed with police Saturday, the latest in a series of environmental protests.

Pollution protestors clash with police in China
A man demonstrates how to search for gold. ©REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
Guyana suspends gold, diamond mining permits

The South American country of Guyana said Friday it had suspended the granting of new permits to mine for gold and diamonds in rivers because of concerns over widespread pollution.

Guyana suspends gold, diamond mining permits