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

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.