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Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel seeped into a Siberian river sparking concerns from environmentalists.

NASA images show China pollution decline due to coronavirus slowdown

NASA images show China pollution decline due to coronavirus slowdown

Satellite images have shown a dramatic decline in pollution levels over China, which is ‘at least partly’ due to an economic slowdown following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, NASA said on Sunday.

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages.

India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi

India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi

India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadlines to meet emissions standards ...

Amid pollution woes, oxygen bar sells Delhi residents clean air

Amid pollution woes, oxygen bar sells Delhi residents clean air

At a time when air pollution in Delhi has been hitting dangerous levels, an oxygen bar in the Indian capital is offering customers a burst of fragrant, purified oxygen, for a price.

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

Delhi pollution levels spike as farmers burn crop stubble

The Indian capital was Wednesday shrouded in a grey haze as air quality plunged with increasing burning of crop stubble by farmers in neighbouring regions.

Paris scrambles to allay Notre-Dame lead poisoning fears

Paris scrambles to allay Notre-Dame lead poisoning fears

Paris officials on Tuesday downplayed the risk of lead poisoning from the massive fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral in April, as tests continue to show worrying levels of the toxic metal at nearby schools.

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

World's rivers loaded with antibiotics waste: study

Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

Thailand's Chiang Mai battles worst pollution in the world

Thailand's Chiang Mai battles worst pollution in the world

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday visited the northern city of Chiang Mai, which is currently battling the worst air pollution in the world.

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

French anti-pollution activists unimpressed by EU's green record

Outside the French Mediterranean port of Marseille, at Fos-sur-Mer, one of the largest industrial and port zones in Europe has been spewing a noxious cocktail of fumes for years.

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates: study

Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released Monday.