By Carley Petesch, AP, Mar 12, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)—At Lagos’ largest dump, dozens of men gather to sort iron, plastic and nylon atop a 20-foot wall of garbage where hundreds of white herons compete to eat the spoils.
Lagos is engulfed in waste. With a population of more than 20 million, the…
Paris (AFP) March 11, 2014 - With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world’s particle pollutants by 2030, a study said Tuesday.
China has revived plans for hydropower dams on the Nu River, a project critics say will threaten endangered fish and force thousands of ethnic minorities to relocate.
In parts of Harbin, the PM2.5 measure of air pollution reaches 1,000 â 40 times the WHO’s recommended daily exposure level
The good news is…
- The Chinese government plans to increase the proportion of power consumption to come from clean/renewable energy, from 9% now to 15% by 2020
- New plan to build a $5.2 billion Xiaonanhai (小南海) dam on the Yangzi river in Chongqing
The bad news is
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be conducted by regardless of the result, the project is going ahead as usual