Opinion

On Monsanto and the First Amendment

Reflections on a trial by a professional protester.

Billy Talen

by Billy Talen

Billy Talen

Pollution

China to launch 'environmental police' force

World's largest greenhouse gas emitter will deploy squad targeting polluters to combat toxic air crisis.

Latin America

Peru and Bolivia vow to clean Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world has a weird foam layer on the surface and emits a smell of decay.

Peru and Bolivia vow to clean Lake Titicaca

Environment

Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe

After decades of industrial pollution, the Mohawk nation has succeeded in knocking down the Hogansburg Dam in New York.

Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe

Reporter's Notebook

Bangkok cleans up its act

City once notorious globally for its thick blanket of smog now outperforms San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Berlin.

Bangkok cleans up its act

Pollution

UN: 80 percent of global urban dwellers breathe bad air

Global air pollution is worsening, WHO says, with urban residents in poor countries the worst affected.

UN: 80 percent of global urban dwellers breathe bad air

Environment

China Red Alert warns of air pollution danger

Beijing residents carry on with life as government signals serious anti-pollution efforts in issuing Red Alert for smog.

Red Alert, life inside the Beijing smog

Pollution

Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula

Indian capital starts trial where cars will only able to operate on alternate days, depending on their license numbers.

Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula

Environment

Life near coal mines: Kosovo's dying villages

In Kosovo’s coal country, residents living in the polluting shadows of two power plants may soon contend with a third.

Life near coal mines: Kosovo's dying villages

Inside Story

A matter of life or death: China's pollution dilemma

Smog takes its toll on Chinese city dwellers, with researchers saying 1.6 million died this year because of pollution.

Earthrise

In Your Backyard

From Canada's tar sands to Chinese advertising billboards, we explore the psychology behind dealing with climate change.

Environment

US agency revises wastewater spill estimate

Three million gallons of toxic stew continue to move through Colorado waters, threatening neighbouring states.

US agency revises wastewater spill estimate

Environment

Battling deadly air pollution on World Environment Day

Four Indian cities top the UN's most-polluted list, shaving 3.2 years off of life expectancy.

Battling deadly air pollution on World Environment Day

Earthrise

The Power of a Calm Sea

How developments in tidal technology are helping harness the power of a calm sea.

Health

Study: Beijing babies born heavier during Olympics

Lack of pollution during 2008 Games linked to heavier babies for mothers in late stages of pregnancy, US study finds.