'They are in grave danger': Delhi's homeless struggle with smog

As pollution rises and people stay at home or wear masks, those on the streets have no way of protecting their lungs.

'They are in grave danger': Delhi's homeless struggle with smog


Blue economies: Growth through humanity's relationship with water

Kenya hosted the first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, focusing on environmental protection and economic growth.

Blue economies: Growth through humanity's relationship with water


'Zero tolerance': China steps up pollution prosecutions

Beijing has encouraged courts and police departments to establish dedicated environmental divisions.

'Zero tolerance': China steps up pollution prosecutions

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: New app helps people avoid pollution

A university team has developed a mobile app that gives real-time pollution readings at street level anywhere in the city.

Reporter's Notebook

Air pollution welcomes Asian Games athletes in Jakarta

Just three days before the opening of the Asian Games, the air pollution index shows 154 micrograms of harmful particles per cubic metre.

Air pollution welcomes athletes in Jakarta for Asian Games


France's plastic revolution

How one European country is taking the plastic bull by the horns and innovating its way to a greener future.


Turning ocean plastic into art and fuel in British Columbia

How a Canadian organisation is setting an example on how to tackle plastic pollution and turn it into an opportunity.


Turning the tide on plastic: Creation and art from waste

earthrise goes to Canada and France to look at ways of dealing with the plastic pollution crisis.


UN demands halt to plastic pollution 'swamping' planet

Eight million tonnes of plastic dumped into oceans each year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain.

World Environment Day: 'Our world is swamped by plastic'


EU seeks plastic cutlery ban to combat ocean pollution

European Commission seeks ban on items such as plastic cotton buds and cutlery in an effort to combat ocean pollution.

European Commission unveils proposal for single-use plastics ban


Winds of change: Eco-cremation in India and green power on Samso

A look at how communities in India and Denmark have adjusted their way of living, turning it into a greener alternative.

European Union

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

Biggest coal company wants more time to implement EU pollution standards as pressure for energy transition grows.

The hidden costs of coal in Romania

101 East

Indonesia's Most Polluted River

101 East investigates the human cost of one of the world's most polluted rivers, the Citarum in Indonesia.


Polluted air kills seven million people each year: WHO

In total, 90 percent of people around the world are breathing polluted air, which kills about seven million annually.

Gap in air quality between rich and poorer countries increases

Inside Story

How do we solve the plastic catastrophe?

Forty companies in the UK have pledged to reduce plastic waste over the next seven years.