Exhaust from airplanes cause 2,000 deaths annually while emissions from the energy and industrial sectors and pollution originating from Europe bring the overall total up to 19,000 deaths per year in Britain.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said that pressures on Earth’s ecosystem are so great that future generations could be doomed to falling living standards, as it assessed a report looking halfway of this millennium.
A cargo ship, reportedly South Korean spilled acid into China’s longest river, contaminating tap supplies and sparking a run on bottled water in eastern China, the government and state media said.
The North Atlantic right whale species (Eubalaena glacialis) studied in the Bay of Fundy in Canada, is listed as endangered.
Concentrations of microscopic plastic materials is polluting the marine environment and were greatest near coastal urban areas, the study has warned.
The European Union (EU) Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik has declared that biodiversity is in crisis, with species extinctions running at unparalleled rates.
An immense of green algae covering an area of about 50 square miles is moving towards the eastern part of China’s east coast.
Depletion of the ozone layer, the shield that protects life on Earth from harmful levels of ultraviolet rays, has reached an unprecedented level over the Arctic this spring because of the continuing presence of ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere and a very cold winter in the stratosphere,according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
According to a report which follows from an earlier study on the health on coral reefs, more than 90 percent of reefs will be threatened by 2030.
The Asian Green City Index, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the German company Siemens AG, examined the environmental performance of 22 Asian cities in eight categories, including energy, land use, transport, waste, water and air quality.