pollution

Freezing fog disrupts flights, prompts air pollution alert in London

Heavy fog and freezing temperatures caused the cancellation of dozens of flights Monday and prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to issue his first alert for "very high" air pollution.

Norwegian capital bans diesel vehicles over air pollution

A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle harmful air pollution.

PM discusses air pollution in Slavonski Brod

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic visited the eastern County of Brod-Posavina on Thursday, where he met with local authorities and environmental groups for talks on the economic situation and air pollution in Slavonski Brod.

Severe air pollution reported in Bosnian industrial cities

Air pollution in major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina has again reached alarming levels, with the concentration of pollutants exceeding permitted limits in Tuzla, Zenica and Sarajevo, the country's weather service reported on Monday.

Report: A quarter of children under 5 years old die from pollution

More than a quarter of children under the age of 5 worldwide die from environmental degradation and pollution, a group of environmental organisations said Monday.

Study: 73 per cent of largest Chinese cities' watersheds polluted

At least one-third of China's lakes and rivers are unfit for human use and 73 per cent of watersheds supplying water to the 30 largest cities have medium to high pollution levels, according to a study released Monday.

Slavonski Brod residents protest against air pollution caused by Bosnian oil refinery

The protest was organised by an informal citizens' initiative called "We want clean air in Slavonski Brod," which said one could no longer remain passive about the air pollution issue because, after eight years, nothing had been done to reduce the pollution.

Pollution-related deaths in China

Air pollution caused 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, according to the Global Burden of Disease report released by British medical journal The Lancet.

Environment Pollutant Register twinning project launched

The project envisages educational workshops to improve the quality of reporting on pollutants and facilitate access to web applications for environment protection in Croatia.    

Three ministers discuss air pollution with Slavonski Brod officials

Minister Dobrovic said that it was clear that the Rafinerija Brod oil refinery in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina was the main source of air pollution that significantly impaired the quality of life of the city's residents.

Worrying level of air pollution in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The border value of dust in the air considered to be hazardous to health in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 50 micrograms and the values measured in the country's capital indicate an extraordinary dangerous situation that directly threatens the population.