Pollution

Delhi choked with toxic smog as air quality worsens

For almost a week the Indian capital has been choked with toxic smog. Hospital admissions have spiked. Authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve air quality.

Environment

Schools close as smog chokes India's 'gas chamber' capital

Northern India, including the country's capital New Delhi, and neighbouring Pakistan are facing a major air pollution crisis.

Pollution

Health emergency declared, pollution soars in New Delhi

New Delhi government calls India capital a 'gas chamber', announces closing of schools amid worsening pollution crisis.

Health emergency declared, pollution soars in New Delhi

People & Power

New Zealand: Polluted Paradise

People & Power investigates New Zealand's water pollution problem as regional elections gear up.

Environment

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Antonio Guterres says one recent study warns discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.

UN chief warns oceans 'under threat as never before'

Earthrise

Italy's pollution-eating cement

In Milan, earthrise meets the engineers who created a special kind of cement that cleans the air.

Earthrise

Turning CO2 into stone in Iceland

One geothermal power plant in Iceland is taking its green credentials to new levels.

Earthrise

Air: Changing the Atmosphere

earthrise looks at some high-tech innovations that help clean the air.

Opinion

Red Alert for China's pollution protesters

China wants people to care for the environment, one person at a time.

Salvatore Babones

by Salvatore Babones

Salvatore Babones

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