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October 15, 2014
Days of heavy air pollution blight northern China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 10, 2014
Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China pushed pollution to more than 20 times recommended limits on Friday, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight. Visibility dropped dramatically as measures of small pollutant particles known as PM2.5, which can embed themselves deep in the lungs, reached more than 500 micrograms per cubic metre in parts of Hebei, a province bordering Beijing. The World Health Organization's recommended daily maximum average exposure is 25. ... read more

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EU wants Greece fined over toxic waste
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US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine
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Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin's no-packaging store
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a "precycling" first for the environmentally switched-on city. ... more
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Mexican authorities say mine still leaking acid
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New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine
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NJIT researchers working to safeguard the shoreline
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Proposed trash plant sparks protests in southern China
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Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
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Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
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Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages
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Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries
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Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill
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Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
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Thailand totters towards waste crisis
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