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New NASA Images Highlight U.S. Air Quality Improvement

Anyone living in a major U.S. city for the past decade may have noticed a change in the air. The change is apparent in new NASA satellite images …

China's cloned cows: meat on the table or environmental disaster?

A biotech consortium in China has announced that it intends to open a facility near Beijing with the aim of cloning up to a million cows a year to meet the country’s growing demand for beef. The factory won’t stop at cows. It also plans to clone racehorses, pets and even sniffer dogs. But the vast …

Agriculture

INEOS faces safety crackdown to prevent ‘multiple fatalities’

INEOS plants at Grangemouth have been criticised by government watchdogs for failings on health, safety and the environment.

Health and Safety

The Super Polluted Rhine Washes 191 Million Plastic Particles Out to Sea Every Day

The river’s microplastics concentrations are “among the highest so far studied worldwide,” says a researcher.<p>Is any ocean, river, lake, or even dang puddle safe from plastic pollution?<p>Certainly not the Rhine, as it’s the latest body of water found to be choked with microplastics. Researchers at the …

What is the biggest source of pollution in the ocean?

Eighty percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land. One of the biggest sources is called nonpoint source pollution, which …

Smog in China closes schools and construction sites, cuts traffic in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Much of the Chinese capital shut down Tuesday after Beijing's city government issued its first red alert for pollution, closing schools and construction sites and restricting the number of cars on the road.<p>Beijing's Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection warned that severe …

Pollution

Pollution

Pollution<p>Top<br>• Overview<br>• Causes<br>• Impacts<br>• What WWF is Doing<br>• How You Can Help<p>Donate<p>Overview<p>Look at any ecosystem and there could be multiple forms of …

Water sources contaminated by mercury

Kuantan’s main river sources for water consumption at risk of pollution from bauxite mining.<p>COMMENT<p><i>by Jesslyn Pek Yen Lee</i><p>Kuantan’s residents are at …

Beijing smog hits 'red alert' level as city chokes

Beijing has been issued its first ever red alert over smog levels, with schools closing and construction work put on hold. Expected to continue for …

Air Pollution

Pollutants in the air aren't always visible and come from many different sources.<p>Smog hanging over cities is the most familiar and obvious form of air pollution. But there are different kinds of pollution—some visible, some invisible—that contribute to global warming. Generally any substance that …

Climate Change