pollution

Reality TV star shines spotlight on ‘trash islands’


In early October, an American woman posed for a series of striking photos to promote cleaning up the Maldives Islands. This photo campaign – which includes her wearing a bikini made of old bottles and surfing in a pile of trash – has received mixed reactions in the Maldives. Read more...
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The never-ending struggle of a Kenyan village beset by lead poisoning


Residents of a poor district in Mombasa accuse Kenya’s government of ignoring their pleas for help after toxic waste from a nearby smelter caused three deaths and untold suffering. Although the factory was finally forced to move after seven years, the community still endures the consequences. Read more...
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Acid rain in Ahvaz poisons thousands of Iranians

 
Patients suffering breathing problems have been filling up emergency rooms in Ahvaz in recent weeks as bouts of acid rain fall on the western Iranian city. Read more...
 
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Beijing cracks down on barbecues as it battles record pollution

 
The Chinese capital Beijing keeps beating its own air pollution records. To combat this, the authorities have come up with a number of measures, including, to many people's surprise, combatting smoke from street vendor barbecues. Read more...
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Observers around the world share photos of the waste that pollutes their lives

 
FRANCE 24 is lucky to have thousands of Observers around the world. Every day, we collaborate with them to report on problems in their communities. Some of their problems are unique, but others are universal, such as the problem of waste management. So we decided to reach out to all our Observers and ask them: Is trash a problem where you live? The response was overwhelming. You can see the photos in standard format or in high definition...
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Thousands of fish mysteriously die in Moroccan river

 
Since mid-June, thousands of dead fish have been rotting along the banks of the Moulouya River, in north-east Morocco. While tests are being carried out to establish the cause of death, environmental activists are blaming a local sugar refinery that they accuse of “environmental crimes.” Watch videos and read more...
 
 
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Popular blogger prompts thousands of Russians to clean their city

 
To many Russians, the concept of not littering and recycling waste is totally as foreign as green cheese. After years of environmental neglect by the government and piles of trash littering every streetcorner, a growing number of citizens have decided that they’ve had enough. Using the Internet as a mobilisation tool, they have resolved to clean the country’s streets, parks and rivers. Read more…
 
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