Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Dec 29, 2016

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Madrid’s City Hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain. From Thursday, between 0530 GMT and 2000 GMT, “vehicles with even-number registration plates will be allowed ...

China's name-and-shame campaign fails to deter polluters

Dec 23, 2016

China's name-and-shame campaign fails to deter polluters

China has publicly named more than 20 enterprises it says broke environmental rules during this week’s outbreak of hazardous smog in the country’s north, its latest attempt to bring lawbreaking firms to account by shaming them. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) accused steel ...

Polluted water in Toyosu market basements to be pumped out

Dec 11, 2016

Polluted water in Toyosu market basements to be pumped out

A panel of experts examining environmental safety issues at the planned Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo has concluded that water accumulating in the basements of the main facilities very likely contains mercury and should be pumped out. In its third round of meetings, ...

Dec 8, 2016

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger

The massive Greenland ice sheet has melted away at least once during the last 1.4 million years, according to a study published on Wednesday, raising fears that man-made climate change could provoke dangerous sea levels. Bedrock samples retrieved through more than three kilometers (two ...