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Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals, economists warn
Water pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by 2030, economists warned in a report, citing the largest-ever database on the world’s water quality.
The five species affected by plastic pollution
From crabs to whales, bacteria to humans, the plastic in our seas is harming life all along the food chain.
Serious pollution on the rise in England amid Environment Agency cutbacks
The past year saw a sharp rise in the number of serious pollution incidents across England, reversing a long trend of year-on-year improvements, new figures show.
Increased AC use boosts pollution, causes premature deaths: Study
You have heard about the excessive use of air conditioners (AC) being one of the factors influencing global warming and climate change. But did you know, use of air conditioners during peak summers is also one of the causes behind premature deaths?
By cutting ozone pollution now, China could save 330,000 lives by 2050
If China takes strong measures to reduce its ozone pollution now, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Air pollution speeds up aging of the lungs  and increases chronic lung disease risk
A study of more than 300,000 people has found that exposure to outdoor air pollution is linked to decreased lung function and an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
UK children’s lives could be cut short by air pollution
Air pollution could shorten a child’s life by up to seven months, a study on one of the largest UK cities has suggested.
Study: Air pollution from clogged city streets could wipe years off female fertility
Exposure to filthy air from traffic-clogged streets could leave women with fewer years to have children, a study found.
China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019
China's top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, the country's Environment Ministry said in a notice late Thursday.
To beat dust pollution, Delhi begins greening its roads
The Indian Public Works Department (PWD) has been beautifying the city roads and open spaces in an effort to cut down on dust pollution in the national capital.
City of London plans to cut speed limit to reduce pollution
The City of London Corporation, which runs London’s historic finance district, proposed a new, lower speed limit of 15 miles per hour and the closure of some streets at lunchtime in an effort to reduce air pollution.
Punjab minister calls for tackling environmental pollution
Punjab Minister for Environmental Protection Muhammad Rizwan said pollution has become a great challenge.
Pollution contributing to ‘thousands of lung cancers deaths in non-smokers'
Lung cancer is on the rise among people who have never smoked because of increasing exposure to toxic air, but doctors — and politicians — are unaware of the problem’s scale, experts warn.
Air pollution and climate change: Two sides of the same coin
Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: Dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.
Greenpeace: China soil pollution efforts stymied by local governments
China’s efforts to combat dangerous soil pollution are being stymied by local governments and their need to earn money through land sales, environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday.

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