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March 23, 2015
Russia brands branch of Norwegian eco group 'foreign agent'
Moscow (AFP) March 20, 2015
Russia on Friday added a branch of a Norwegian-based environmental NGO to its list of "foreign agents" under a controversial law that critics say is designed to curb civil society. The justice ministry added to its list Bellona-Murmansk, part of Norwegian-based Bellona Foundation, which monitors nuclear safety issues in the region, taking the total number of groups given the controversial classification to 48. The law - aimed at groups that receive funding from abroad - has angered NGOs by fo ... read more

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Ancient Mongol metallurgy an extreme polluter
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China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: premier
China is falling short of its people's expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country's air pollution problem. ... more
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Concern over India plan to stop publishing smog data
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Smog documentary blocked by China after becoming viral hit
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China vows to fight pollution 'with all might'
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Water in smog may reveal pollution sources
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As Delhi chokes, pressure grows for Indian climate action
Torrents of thick black smoke billow up toward the smoggy skies as Kunti Desai feeds a coal-fired furnace to make tar for a Delhi road. ... more
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Smog film goes viral in China with 155 mn views in one day
An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday. ... more
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Peruvian peasant takes on mining giant
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Fears over plastic-eating coral in Australia's Barrier Reef
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Clearing up Europe's air pollution hotspots
Current air quality legislation in Europe will lead to significant improvements in particulate matter pollution, but without further emission control efforts, many areas of Europe will continue to s ... more
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UI engineers find switchgrass removes PCBs from soils
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Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution monitors
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Iran MPs wear medical face masks to protest pollution
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Researchers develop new instrument to monitor atmospheric mercury
Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science developed and tested a new sensor to detect ambient levels of mercury in the atmosphere. Funded ... more
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Chemical cloud over Spanish town after factory accident
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Earliest evidence of large-scale human-produced air pollution in South America found
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Emergency declared after Galapagos ship grounding
Ecuador activated a state of emergency Wednesday at the famous Galapagos Islands, authorities said, a week after the stranding of a cargo ship loaded with supplies that included hazardous materials. ... more
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