#Pollution

  • Article: Philippines Launches Massive Effort to Clean 'Unflushed Toilet' of Manila Bay
    Environment

    Philippines Launches Massive Effort to Clean 'Unflushed Toilet' of Manila Bay

    By Joe McCarthy|March 25, 2019

    The Supreme Court ruled that the bay had to be cleaned back in 2008. Read more

  • Article: Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Previously Thought: Study
    Environment

    Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Previously Thought: Study

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 13, 2019

    The health effects of air pollution are much worse than previously thought, a new report shows. Read more

  • Article: A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Straight Months in South Korea
    Environment

    A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Straight Months in South Korea

    By Joe McCarthy|March 4, 2019

    The crisis highlights South Korea’s unsustainable relationship with plastic. Read more

  • Article: Australia Plans to Dump 1 Million Tons of Sludge on the Great Barrier Reef
    Environment

    Australia Plans to Dump 1 Million Tons of Sludge on the Great Barrier Reef

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 26, 2019

    Environmentalists warn that the sludge could cause serious harm. Read more

  • Article: America’s Heavy Toilet Paper Usage Is Contributing to Global Warming, Report Says
    Environment

    America’s Heavy Toilet Paper Usage Is Contributing to Global Warming, Report Says

    Feb. 21, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    US consumers account for about a fifth of the world's tissue consumption. Read more

  • Article: Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act
    Environment

    Illegal Plastic-Burning Factories Fill Town With Toxic Fumes, Forcing Malaysia to Act

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 13, 2019

    "I couldn't sleep at night because it was so smelly. I became like a zombie, I was so tired.” Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Schools Close Because of Toxic Smog in Bangkok
    Health

    Hundreds of Schools Close Because of Toxic Smog in Bangkok

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 30, 2019

    The city is also running out of face masks. Read more

  • Article: Morrisons Is Trialling Paper Bags to Help UK Shoppers Cut Out Plastic
    Environment

    Morrisons Is Trialling Paper Bags to Help UK Shoppers Cut Out Plastic

    By Imogen Calderwood|Jan. 28, 2019

    The bags cost 20p and are available in eight shops across the UK and Gibraltar. Read more