air pollution

 
No end to Arcelor’s toxic practices
No end to Arcelor’s toxic practices
It takes more than eight hours of constant heating at 1 000°C to turn coal into the coke that’s mixed with iron ore to make steel.
Pollution kills nine million a year
Pollution kills nine million a year
A staggering nine million people are killed a year by pollution, making it the single biggest killer in the world, according to a new report by the...
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Pollution kills as power plants fail
Air pollution from Eskom’s power plants kills about 333 people a year, the utility says.
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the...
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Six major elements of the world economy are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions.
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
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...
Eskom: Pollution kills 333 people a year
Eskom: Pollution kills 333 people a year
To get the wheels of government moving, it seems one needs to be alarmist. Greenpeace Africa did this in an email to journalists in late October....
Greenpeace hits back at unions
Greenpeace hits back at unions
Greenpeace has called on the National Union of Mineworkers and other unions to engage with them on renewable energy strategies, after the union...
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists air pollution as one of the biggest burden on health.
Mpumalanga tops world nitrogen dioxide air pollution charts
Mpumalanga tops world nitrogen dioxide air pollution charts
Mpumalanga province has the highest levels of air pollution in the world, topping nitrogen dioxide levels across six continents, according to a new...
China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy — study
China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy — study
China appears to be "winning" its war on air pollution, making so much progress that life expectancy could rise by more than two years, according...

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