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German court orders diesel bans in Cologne, Bonn

German court orders diesel bans in Cologne, Bonn

A German court Thursday ordered Cologne and Bonn to join a slew of cities in banning older diesels from its roads to combat air pollution, as the government struggled to reach a deal with carmakers ...

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution

Along the Iraqi banks of the Euphrates river, one question dominates the conversation. What killed the fish?

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

EU air quality slowly improving but still deadly: report

Air pollution is slowly easing in EU countries but still causes nearly half a million early deaths each year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in its annual report published Monday.

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

Court orders diesel ban on major Berlin roads

Court orders diesel ban on major Berlin roads

Diesel drivers in Berlin faced the prospect of bans from major arterial roads as a court Tuesday ordered the German capital must follow in the footsteps of Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart with exclusion zones.

Qeeri launches fourth air quality monitoring station

Qeeri launches fourth air quality monitoring station

Following its research mission to help tackle Qatar’s grand challenges in the fields of energy, water security and environment, the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri) ...

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.