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Experts claim that in many Chinese cities, pollution particles are so dense and compressed that they block light almost as effectively as a brick wall
Spate of heavy rain and lightening is believed to have caused breathing problems for some in the heavily polluted city of Ahvaz
A record number of illegal rubbish tips and dumping grounds were shut down last year as part of a war on rogue operators who blight the countryside.
Five weeks after the Australian Labor Party suffered a humiliating defeat in the federal elections, the son of a former British waterside worker was elected its new leader last night.
About 10 people were arrested during demo against proposed local oil and gas development
Tom Bawden visits the West Sussex village where events are shaking up old allegiances
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
Rescue workers have been called to the scene in a bid to find survivors
Thirty per cent reduction aims to address dreadful record on the environment
David Cameron has demanded Google do more to rid the internet of child pornography, warning that lives are being put at risk.
Scientists warn that united action is needed to protect life’s most vital ingredient
Fears over proposed refinery in southern city of Kunming attracts thousands of protesters
A controversial measure being considered in order to reduce the dangerous levels of pollution in Beijing has been met with ridicule and indignation online.
A businessman in China’s wealthy Zhejiang province has dared his environmental protection chief to take a dip in a polluted river in Rui’an city for 200,000 yuan (£24,000), after posting pictures of the rubbish-filled waterway on his microblog.
University team says substance was additive used in lubricants
Choking smog blamed on pursuit of economic growth