Fly-tipping has increased by 50 percent in England in the last six years, prompting councils to call for much bigger penalties for offenders.
Tougher penalties needed to curb surge in fly-tipping in England, say councils
Martha Alfred used to harvest 20 bags of cassava each year before an oil spill forced her to abandon her field and hawk roasted fish to survive.
Nigerian communities struggle with devastating oil spills
India’s capital has launched a pilot project to tackle its smog problem. New Delhi’s first-ever smog tower will begin operating on Jan. 3, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported. The massive 20-feet-tall air-purifier has been installed at South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market, which sees an average footfall of 15,000 people every day, the report said.
Delhi gets its first smog tower to tackle air pollution
A group of Amazon employees has said the company has threatened to fire some of them for speaking out on environmental issues.
Amazon 'threatens to fire' climate change activists
Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding to try and prevent further rainfall over the capital, Jakarta, and surrounding areas as the death toll reached 43 on Friday amid flash floods and landslides.
Cloud-seeding planes will try to break up heavy rain in Jakarta
Black people in California were stopped by police officers much more frequently than other racial groups in 2018, and police were more likely to use force against them, new statistics from eight large law enforcement agencies in the state reveal.
Black people in California stopped far more often by police, major study proves
Chinese capital city Beijing cut smog levels in its metropolitan area by more than 17 percent in 2019 after five years of an anti-pollution campaign, data from its environmental authority showed on Friday.
Beijing cuts city smog by more than 17% in 2019
The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned.
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
The number of homicides in London has hit a 10-year high and there has been a surge in knife and gang-related killings since 2014, figures show.
Number of homicides in London climbs to 10-year high

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