pollution

 
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
Delhi health crisis linked to urbanisation
India’s capital city, Delhi, often hits the headlines. The United Nations reckons it is expanding by 100 people an hour, or 3% a year, making it...
Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog
Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog
Millions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and...
Filthy factory torments neighbours
Filthy factory torments neighbours
Kuils River has changed over the past decade or so. As more people move into the middle-class, so more residential housing estates have mushroomed...
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook
Last Friday, climate activists from Extinction Rebellion held protests outside the department of mineral resources. They were demanding an end to...
Carrots work better than sticks
Carrots work better than sticks
"We need to promote simple actions on a large scale,” reads South Africa’s National Framework for Sustainable Development. Taking resource use...
​All actions to counter climate change matter
​All actions to counter climate change matter
There are two schools of thought about how to deal with climate change. One path is that without collective action — a great policy and...
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Vukani Mkhize was fishing in the Umgeni River, just below its point of confluence with the Msunduzi River, last Tuesday, when he realised that...
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Four Chinese-run gold mines should be closed in the Central African Republic because of pollution threatening public health, a parliamentary panel...
Editorial: Pollution blame game
Editorial: Pollution blame game
Society is built on a bedrock of pollution, of treating the world as an endless source of resources and a place where waste can constantly be...
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
The South African government is being taken to court for continued air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area, which spans Mpumalanga. This part...
Toxins to take your breath away
Toxins to take your breath away
The air you breathe is killing you. I know this because I am looking at data for air quality across the whole of South Africa. Things are much...
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India's tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid symbol for what the...

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