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December 26, 2013 | ColomboPage
Indian Coast Guard training mission in Sri Lanka demonstrates pollution response exercises, Sri Lanka
Dec 25, Colombo: The two Indian Coast Guard ships visiting Sri Lanka on a training mission are now docked at the Colombo Port after participating in the trilateral exercise in Trincomalee last week...
December 26, 2013 | Bangkok Post
Pollution dept to act on hotspots, Thailand
Three industrial pollution hotspots in Chachoengsao and Prachin Buri provinces in the East, and Loei province in the Northeast are worrying the Pollution Control Department (PCD)...
December 26, 2013 | China Economic Review
China struggling to meet pollution goals, China
A report submitted on Wednesday to the Chinese government said faster-than-expected economic growth was to blame for China's struggle to meet its 2011-2015 environmental targets, Reuters reported...
December 25, 2013 | San Jose Mercury News
Home gas ranges produce toxic gases, Lawrence Berkeley Lab study says, Hong Kong
Air pollution isn't just an outdoor problem. Unhealthy fumes may be emitted inside your own home if you're cooking over an unvented gas stove...
December 25, 2013 | China.org.cn
Pollution for Shanghai's Christmas, China
Heavily polluted air is expected to greet Christmas today with the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center forecasting an air quality index of between 220 and 240...
December 25, 2013 | Radio Zamaneh
Pollution forces school closures, class cancellations in Tehran, Iran
The Tehran Air Pollution Committee announced on Monday night that all elementary schools, kindergartens and daycares in Tehran and Shar-e Rey will be closed due to the extreme decline in air quality...
December 25, 2013 | Shanghai Daily
Pollution for city’s Christmas, China
Heavily polluted air is expected to greet Christmas today with the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center forecasting an air quality index of between 220 and 240...
December 24, 2013 | China Daily
Three detained in toxic parcel investigation, China
Three people have been detained by police in Shandong province in a case in which one man was killed and nine other people were made ill by parcels contaminated by toxic chemicals...
December 24, 2013 | The Canadian Press
E-cigarettes take social scene by storm; pose headaches for regulators, Canada
TORONTO - You may not have known what an e-cigarette was at the start of 2013. But chances are, you do now...
December 24, 2013 | InsideClimate News
In 2013, Exxon Spill Showed Dangers of Pipelines Buried Under Backyards
The Arkansas spill shone a spotlight on the dangers hiding in existing pipelines. It also reignited the debate over the proposed Keystone XL...
December 24, 2013 | The Associated Press (AP)
Report backs EPA order on water contamination in Parker County, USA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was justified in ordering that drinking water be provided to several Parker County residents whose water wells were contaminated with methane and cancer-causing benzene in 2010, but additional work needs to be done to assess whether a risk still exists, according to an internal investigation released Tuesday...
December 24, 2013 | earthfix.opb.org
China Ban On West Coast Shellfish Hits Tribal Divers, China
NOAA’s Seafood Inspection Program has issued a report to Chinese officials with its findings regarding the tainted geoducks from Alaska and Washington. In the letter, U.S. authorities note the actions that have been taken in response...
December 24, 2013 | mydailysentinel.com
C8 may be linked to high blood pressure in kids, USA
OHIO VALLEY — New evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to a controversial industrial solvent may be to blame for high blood pressure in local children...
December 23, 2013 | Digitimes
ASE closes part of K7 factory due to water pollution, Taipei
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has received a government order to shut down part of its K7 factory located in Kaohisung, southern Taiwan, as a result of water pollution, according to the semiconductor assembly and test services provider...
December 23, 2013 | TVNZ
Homes evacuated in Napier after chemical spill, New Zealand
The Fire Service has evacuated homes in a Napier street after a chemical spill. Two residents were cleaning out a home in Kennedy Road this afternoon when one of them dropped a five litre container of mercury in the backyard...
December 23, 2013 | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season, Kenya
Nairobi, 23 December 2013 - Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love...
December 22, 2013 | The Time of India (TOI)
Thick smog hints at increased air pollution, India
NEW DELHI: It was not just gloomy and cold, but Saturday also saw extremely high levels of air pollution in many parts of the city...
December 20, 2013 | canada.com
Naples mobsters move toxic waste dumping to Tuscany after poisoning own lands, Italy
ROME - As Naples is gripped by fears of a Mafia-tainted food chain, Italy's top organized crime-fighter has some more worrisome news: The Camorra syndicate's mobsters have expanded their multibillion-euro toxic-waste disposal racket to the holiday paradise Tuscany and beyond Italian borders to eastern Europe...
December 20, 2013 | ThinkProcess
BP, Chevron Accused Of Illegally Dumping Toxic Radioactive Drilling Waste Into Louisiana Water,
The Louisiana parish of Plaquemines is taking on a group of oil and gas giants including BP and Chevron for allegedly dumping toxic waste — some of it radioactive — from their drilling operations into its coastal waters, according to a lawsuit removed to federal court on Thursday...
December 20, 2013 | Bloonberg
Shanghai’s Pollution Returns After Week of Improved Skies, China
Shanghai’s pollution worsened after a week of improved air quality as authorities halted some construction and warned children and the elderly to avoid all outdoor activities after PM2.5 pollutants hit nine times the level recommended by the World Health Organization...
December 20, 2013 | innovations-report.de
Greek economic crisis leads to air pollution crisis, UK
Levels of dangerous air particulates jump 30 percent as people turn to burning cheaper fuel sources...
December 19, 2013 | theguardian.com
Walmart aims to reduce 10 toxic chemicals – but won't divulge which, USA
Walmart says it will cut down on 10 'high priority' chemicals used in household products on its shelves. But it's keeping mum on what they are – and which products have them – for now...
December 19, 2013 | The Associated Press (AP)
Heavy fog and air pollution force authorities to close Macedonian's main airport, Canada
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Poor visibility caused by a combination of heavy fog and air pollution has forced authorities to close Macedonia's main airport, cancelling about 30 flights so far...
December 18, 2013 | Shanghai Daily
Factory relocated for emitting toxic fumes, China
An old steel factory in Pudong is being relocated after residents complained that pungent smell originating from the factory made it difficult to breathe...
December 18, 2013 | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
India's Urban Mobility Plans Pathway to Sustainability, Kenya
Nairobi, 18 December 2013 - Improved urban transport strategies can bring a myriad of benefits to India, from reductions in CO2 emissions to a more mobile and inclusive society, according to a new report...
December 16, 2013 | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP and the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger of Brazil join efforts to promote sustainable and social development, Brazil
Brasília, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine efforts...

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December 9, 2013 | China Daily | ANN
Cities hit hard by smog, China
A total of 104 cities in 20 provinces in and near China's two largest industrial clusters - the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the Yangtze River Delta region - fell victim to heavy smog that reduced visibility to less than 10 meters in some places, according to the Environmental Protection Ministry...
December 9, 2013 | The Korea Herald | ANN
South Korea’s air defence zone expanded to Ieodo, Hongdo, Korea
The adjustment includes no restriction on the operation of civilian aircraft. South Korea on Sunday announced the first expansion of its air defence identification zone in 62 years in a tit-for-tat against China’s recent airspace declaration that fuelled fresh tension in Northeast Asia...
December 9, 2013 | Pakistan Observer
Pollution in urban areas,
Environmental pollution causes instability, disorder, harm and discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms...
December 9, 2013 | SBS News
EU study blames air pollution for deaths, EU
Long-term exposure to particles of soot and dust in pollution from road traffic and industry raise the risk of premature death, a new study says...
December 9, 2013 | The Canberra Times
Specialist nurses ready for surge of cancer from asbestos, Australia
It's the cancer that is about to hit Australia in a deadly wave. It's mesothelioma, a usually fatal disease of the lungs caught through exposure to asbestos...
December 8, 2013 | BBC
Oxford tent death sparks chemical alert, UK
Chemical and radiation experts were called in after the unexplained death of a man found inside a tent...
December 8, 2013 | Xinhua | China Daily
Haze continues to shroud east, north, China
BEIJING -- Heavy haze still shrouded north and east China on Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or canceled...
December 7, 2013 | The Greenville News
S.C., other states battle EPA over clean air rules, USA
WASHINGTON — A legal battle over how South Carolina and other states should help reduce air pollution that drifts downwind will reach the U.S. Supreme Court next week...
December 6, 2013 | China Daily | ANN
Smog disrupts daily life in Nanjing, China
For many Nanjing residents, the closure of the city's schools, expressways, ferries and airport on Thursday because of heavy smog was just as irritating as the pollution...
December 6, 2013 | The Associated Press (AP)
Pollution in Shanghai at extremely hazardous levels, China
SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline...