Sunday, 28 November 2021

Tag Archives: pollution

Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from burning ship

Smoke rises from a fire on board the MV X-Press Pearl container ship off Colombo [Sri Lanka Air Force Media via Reuters] NEGOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis as tonnes of plastic waste from a burning wash ashore, a senior environment official said Saturday. ...

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Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths, EU health agency

BRUSSELS Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016, the most recent year data is available, and almost every citydwelling European is exposed to pollution levels that exceed healthy levels, according to a report on Wednesday. “Air pollution is currently the most important environmental risk to ...

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Time to see air pollution as a threat to human rights: UN

UN: Air pollution has long been an environmental and health problem – but now it should now be viewed as a human rights issue as well, according to the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. Air pollution is leading to 7 million premature deaths a year around ...

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India environmental watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI: India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said. The National Green Tribunal penalized the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it emerged some polluting ...

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Indian police kill 12 anti-pollution protesters

NEW DELHI: Police in India, killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by ...

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Diesel bans unlikely before 2020: German minister

FRANKFURT: Any diesel bans would likely take two years to put in place by which time the affected cities may have found other ways to reduce pollution, Hendrik Wuest, the transport minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, said. “There will be new anti-pollution plans. Those can be challenged ...

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Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says

LONDON: Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Concentrations of the greenhouse gas increased at a record speed in 2016 to reach an average of 403.3 ...

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