Environment

Scientists investigate unexplored Antarctic sea floor

A group of scientists on board a Greenpeace expedition ship are trying to discover whether plastic pollution has reached the remote waters of the Antarctic.

101 East

The Pacific's Nuclear Timebomb

101 East investigates if the legacy of America's nuclear bomb testing is the poisoning of the Pacific Ocean.

China

Beijing issues first major smog warning of winter

First major pollution event of the winter takes hold in China’s capital.

'Orange' alert issued as smog engulfs Beijing

China

China met 2017 air quality targets

All 28 Chinese cities in a demanding winter anti-smog campaign met their air quality targets from October to December.

Pollution

Seattle battles plastic straws to save the oceans

Activist group in US city finds unique way to encourage recycling and avoid use of single-use plastic straws.

China

China's killer smog rolls in

Each winter Beijing suffers severe air pollution, threatening the mega-city's 21.5 million residents.

China's killer smog rolls in

Weather

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

A change in the weather cleans the air for a short while in northern Pakistan and northwest India.

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

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.