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EU support for new plan to regulate endocrine disruptors

Brussels - The European Commission won support on Wednesday for a new plan to regulate chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones, expressing hope it can take effect next year.

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Dadri - Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity.

World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

Nairobi - The world's nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

Babies' brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN

New Delhi - As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday over the damage that pollution is doing to babies' developing brains.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

New Delhi - Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog.

UN assembly starts drafting plan for 'pollution-free planet'

Nairobi - Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard Monday.

Cricketers flounder in New Delhi's hazardous smog

New Delhi - Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers battled through hazardous smog levels in a Test match Monday as New Delhi authorities faced scathing criticism over their lack of action to combat pollution.

Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

Watamu - Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting.

U.S. exporting its fuel waste product to already polluted India

U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India, Turkey and Mexico instead.

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

New Delhi - Hazardous smog interrupted the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Sunday, with players wearing face masks as air quality dipped in the world's most polluted capital city.

Sentinel 5P satellite images reveal extent of Earth's pollution

Images released by the European Space Agency on Friday are very revealing - Showing the level of air pollutants around the world, including the sulfur dioxide, ash, and smoke from the Mount Agung volcano in Bali.

UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution

Paris - Environment ministers from about 100 countries gather in Nairobi next week to issue a clarion call against air, land and water pollution blamed for some nine million deaths in 2015.

France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals

Paris - French air quality experts will begin monitoring the presence of air-borne pesticides and other chemicals at around 50 sites across France next year, their umbrella group ATMO France said Tuesday.

Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report

Moscow - A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday.

'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem

Omoa - Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say.

Russia confirms 'extremely high' readings of radioactive pollution

Moscow - Russia's meteorological service confirmed on Monday "extremely high" concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in parts of the country in late September, following European reports about the contamination this month.

'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed.

Spain awarded 1.6 bln euros over Prestige oil spill

Madrid - A court awarded the Spanish state 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in damages on Wednesday over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.

Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog

New Delhi - Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels.

Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight

New Delhi - Air pollution in New Delhi worsened again Sunday and officials warned of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused one airline to cancel flights to the world's most polluted capital.

Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up

New Delhi - In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week.

Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan

New Delhi - New Delhi banned all construction, barred lorries from entering the city and announced stringent restrictions on private car use on Thursday, seeking to combat a massive spike in pollution across large swathes of India and Pakistan.

Delhi's poor bear the brunt of deadly smog

New Delhi - Rickshaw driver Sanjay can only afford a handkerchief to shield his face from the smog-filled streets of Delhi, even as many residents rush to buy protective masks to combat the toxic menace.

Thousands of schools close as smog envelopes India, Pakistan

New Delhi - Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as a hazardous fog of toxic pollution cloaked the region for a third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.

EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets, rival China

Brussels - The European Union on Wednesday proposed sharp automobile emission cuts over the next decade to support the Paris climate accord and compete with China by spurring electric car production.

Delhi schools shut as toxic smog hits India and Pakistan

New Delhi - Delhi authorities ordered all schools to shut on Wednesday after choking smog descended on north India and Pakistan, with pollution levels in the city 40 times the World Health Organization's safe limit.Levels of PM 2.

Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

New Delhi - Delhi shut all primary schools on Wednesday as pollution hit 70 times the World Health Organization's safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency.

Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

New Delhi - A public health emergency was declared as choking smog blanketed New Delhi on Tuesday, with authorities ordering the temporary closure of all primary schools in the world's most polluted capital city.
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NASA satellite image acquired May 9, 2010 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
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This picture shows some of the massive pollution that the Chinese have created in their country.
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Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
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The extent of some of the river pollution in India is difficult to describe.
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