Smog-prone regions near Beijing and Shanghai posted big improvements in air quality in late 2019, but pollution in other parts of China worsened as dirty industries were relocated rather than shut down, researchers said on Thursday.
Tons of plastic waste appeared in waves along the Durban coastline on Thursday.
India’s capital New Delhi saw another episode of plummeted pollution level to “severe” quality on Thursday due to a drop in temperature and wind speed that trapped pollutants in the atmosphere.
Most Western Balkan countries have failed to fulfil the first requirement to meet European Union industrial emissions standards despite commitments governments made in 2005, environmental campaigners warned on Tuesday.
More than 30 industry groups on Friday called on the Trump administration to finish a regulatory overhaul that would make it easier to clear federal environmental approval for big infrastructure projects such as pipelines and road expansions.