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New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

Germany orders recall of 60,000 Audis over emissions

Germany orders recall of 60,000 Audis over emissions

Germany this week ordered the recall of tens of thousands of cars produced by Volkswagen subsidiary Audi over ‘illegal software’ designed to conceal levels of harmful emissions, the KBA vehicle licensing authority said ...

Modi opens 2 expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution

Modi opens 2 expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution

The NCR is a rapidly urbanising and polluted area around New Delhi that is one-third the size of New York state, but houses 2.5 times more people.

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.

With world's worst air, Indian city struggles to track pollution

With world's worst air, Indian city struggles to track pollution

In the world's most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.

First 'plastic free' label to help shoppers curb pollution

First 'plastic free' label to help shoppers curb pollution

A new ‘plastic-free’ logo launched in Britain on Wednesday will allow shoppers to identify products with plastic packaging, as companies come under growing pressure to use green alternatives.

Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Northern China ozone pollution getting worse: study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution, according to a study published by Peking University on Tuesday.

BMW sued in US over diesel emissions

BMW sued in US over diesel emissions

German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over ‘defeat devices’ installed in tens of thousands of vehicles in order to cheat diesel emissions tests, lawyers for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatonnes last year, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements ...

Libyan El Sharara oilfield shut down after pollution protest

Libyan El Sharara oilfield shut down after pollution protest

Libya's giant El Sharara oilfield has been shut down because a landlord closed a valve in protest against pollution from a pipeline crossing his land, he told Reuters.

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry ..