Mercury pollution from power plants seen

Mercury pollution from power plants seen

Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence – cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States – have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants.Researchers in Indiana say they have conducted the first study

Baghdad chlorine gas leak cause panic, about 800 people hospitalized

Baghdad chlorine gas leak cause panic, about 800 people hospitalized

Hundreds of Baghdad residents were admitted to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at a water purification plant but most had been discharged by Wednesday morning, officials said.There was a leak of chlorine gas at a water purification plant in the Kasra-wa-Atash

Corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

Corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

Environmental campaigners accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China's major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the…

Water in India’s Goa region ‘unfit for bathing’

Water in India’s Goa region ‘unfit for bathing’

Scientists warned that water off the famed beaches of the Indian holiday state of Goa was unfit for bathing and fishing due to high levels of bacteria from untreated sewage. The National Institute of Oceanography, which is based in the former Portuguese colony, said…

Air pollution in Kabul is a bigger killer than war

Air pollution in Kabul is a bigger killer than war

Choking air pollution in the Afghanistan capital Kabul is more deadly than war. Signs of the silent killer – pollutants emitted by old cars, poor quality fuel and people burning trash  are everywhere on the city’s chaotic streets.Men walking or cycling usually

Another lead poisoning in China

Another lead poisoning in China

Authorities in eastern China have detained 74 people and suspended work at hundreds of factories after a new lead poisoning scare once again highlighted the dark side of the country’s economic boom.The announcement by the Zhejiang government on Monday follows a

Chemicals found in Choctaw Creek but Clinton water safe to drink?

Chemicals found in Choctaw Creek but Clinton water safe to drink?

Barrels recovered from Choctaw Creek in Clinton, Arizona did contain a chemical but is not contaminating their water supply. This creek does feed into their county water treatment facility, but the water for the city is safe to drink.Friday afternoon officials were