Category: Health

Cairo is already suffering from poor air pollution caused by burning coal. Now the Egyptian government is planning to build even more coal-fired power plants. (Image credit: Ville Miettinen, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Campaign against coal in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are planning to build a new coal-fired power plant to improve the country’s energy supply. Environmentalists are campaigning against this. The country’s cement industry depends on coal. And European countries are more...

Residents in Flint, Michigan have to drink bottled water due to a crisis involving lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. (Image credit: philografy, flickr) 0

Water crisis shakes America

The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency in Flint, the state’s fourth-largest city. Lead levels in the city’s drinking water are too high. But this is no isolated incident in the...

Air pollution kills more people each year than HIV and malaria and ten times as many people as traffic. (Photo credit: Isengardt, flickr) 0

Air pollution kills millions each year

Each year 3.3 million people die prematurely from the effects of air pollution worldwide – a figure that could double by 2050 if emissions continue to rise at the current rate. Elke Bunge reports...

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World facing flood of new toxins

Common household products like cleansers, personal care products and food packaging are responsible for a flood of potentially dangerous new pollutants making their way into our drinking water, warns an international expert in environmental...