Health and Pollution : Newsfile
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15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
13 June 2012
Kerala’s backwaters are beautiful and a growing tourist magnet, but says Veronique Meunier in this report for Tourism Concern, it hides a dirty secret as tourist boats ignore the rules about polluting the lake waters and threaten this lovely environment and the people who live there.
23 May 2012
Pesticide use in the UK rose by 6.5 per cent between 2005 and 2010, increasing the risk to bee populations, according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth.
25 April 2012
The chances of rogue fractures due to shale gas fracking operations carried out more than 0.6 kilometres vertically from the injection source are shown to be exceedingly low - a fraction of one percent, according to new research led by Durham University.
3 April 2012
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 deadline - but is unlikely to meet the sanitation target.
19 December 2011
A coalition of organisations is calling on the Canadian government to stop sending spokespeople to interfere in EU legislation on fuel policy that could affect the import of oil from Alberta's tar sands.
18 November 2011
Continuing progress in raising life expectancy across the world will depend on reducing pollution and fostering healthy lifestyles for everyone says Brigid Fitzgerald Reading in this report from the Earth Policy Institure.
11 August 2011
At a recent press conference New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was contributing $50 million to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. Michael Brune, head of the Sierra Club, called it a "game changer". It is that, but it also could push the United States, and indeed the world, to a tipping point on the climate issue.
10 August 2011
Efforts to clean up the large, and growing, aquatic Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico received a setback this month when the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) turned down a petition to carry out a clean-up plan.
5 August 2011
The environmental restoration of Ogoniland, in Nigeria, could prove to be the world’s most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken, a major report revealed this week.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- Dispatches from South India: Alleppey's dirty waters
- Bees at risk from chemicals increase
- Fracking requires a minimum distance from sensitive rock strata
- UN drinking water target met - but sanitation still falls short
- COMMENTARY: Urban India is drowning in its own waste
- Tar sands campaigners hit back at Canadian lobbying
- Troubling trends slow gains in life expectancy
- A fifty million dollar tipping point?
- Uphill fight to bring Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zones' back to life
- Ogoniland needs world's biggest clean-up
- Cancer now main cause of death in China
- Kenya leads way to greener fuel in East Africa
- Fertilizers and plastics are poisoning the oceans, says UN