Chinese New Year is a time for displays of fireworks and generous-portioned banquets. This year's, the festivities are likely to be more austere.
Zambia's environmental agency has shut down a treatment plant belonging to Mopani Copper Mines after it violated pollution regulations.
A haze expert has warned that despite recent moves to tighten controls on air pollution in urban China, dangerous smog will persist for decades.
The new generation of electric cars is going further than ever before -- or so current thinking goes, writes Martin Love.
"Black cloud", a mass of polluted air that darkens the skies of the Egyptian capital in October and November, is less severe this year.
Beijing was grinding back to its congested normal on Saturday after two months of traffic restrictions and factory closures.
Former employees of the Mobil refinery in south Durban claim to have been poisoned by the company that employed them
Robert Cabrales is preparing to take a bus-load of sightseers on a journey that he says aims to expose the city's "dirty little secrets".
Haze settled over Beijing on Wednesday, two days before the start of the Olympic Games that have been beset by worries over pollution