Pollution

Pollution

Oil clean-up crews replace bathers on Peru beaches

At Miramar Beach in Peru's popular resort of Ancon, there are no bathers despite the summer heat. Instead, it teems with workers in coveralls cleaning up an oil spill

Floating barriers to protect the beaches from drifting oil are seen at the resort town of Ancon, Peru, on 21 January, 2022

Dhaka ranks world’s second most polluted city

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world

Commuters drive and ride on a road under heavy smog conditions in Dhaka on 26 November 2019. Bangladesh said on 26 November it will shut hundreds of soot-belching brick kilns around its capital Dhaka as part of measures to reduce thick smog enveloping the city and pushing air quality levels to among the world`s worst.

'Proud' Tongans determined to rebuild battered homeland after eruption

Tongans said they were determined to rebuild their battered homeland in the wake of last week's devastating eruption and tsunami as a massive clean up continued Saturday in the Pacific kingdom

Floating barriers to protect the beaches from drifting oil are seen at the resort town of Ancon, Peru, on 21 January, 2022

2021 among seven hottest years on record: UN

The past seven years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations confirmed Wednesday, adding that 2021 temperatures remained high despite the cooling effect of the La Nina weather phenomenon.

2021 among seven hottest years on record: UN

Dhaka ranks world’s most polluted city

An AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be ‘poor’, while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered ‘hazardous’, posing serious health risks to residents

Dhaka ranks world’s most polluted city

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: Study

Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated $63 billion annually in lost rice, wheat and maize crops, a new study says.

Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops: Study

Dhaka ranks third worst among most polluted cities

Dhaka, the densely populated capital of Bangladesh, continues to grapple for fresh air as the city ranks the third most polluted city

Commuters drive and ride on a road under heavy smog conditions in Dhaka on 26 November 2019. Bangladesh said on 26 November it will shut hundreds of soot-belching brick kilns around its capital Dhaka as part of measures to reduce thick smog enveloping the city and pushing air quality levels to among the world`s worst.

Dhaka world's most polluted city

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of world cities with the worst air quality

Dhaka world's most polluted city

Dhaka is world’s second-most polluted city

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of world cities with the worst air quality

Dhaka is world’s second-most polluted city

Alaska faces ‘Icemageddon’ as temperatures swing wildly

Extreme weather in Alaska that has brought record high temperatures and torrential downpours has left authorities in the far northern US state warning of “Icemageddon”

Schoolchildren play on melting ice at the climate change affected Yupik Eskimo village of Napakiak on the Yukon Delta in Alaska on 18 April 2019.
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