Are fracking and earthquakes really connected?

Which American state has the most earthquakes? If you guessed Alaska or California, you might have been right — years ago. These days, the title goes to Oklahoma, where research links the oil and gas industry to the quakes. Oklahoma recorded…

The problem we all turn a blind eye to

Unfortunately it is in the human nature that we all suppress things which are not pleasant or daily in front of our eyes. We like to keep our mind busy with the pleasant things of our daily life and that is good so, but here, as unpleasant it…

London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days

Brixton Road in Lambeth has already broken legal limits for toxic air for the entire year, with many other sites across the capital set to follow London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful…

US 'nuclear sniffer' plane deployed in Europe amid mysterious spike in radiation

A ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane has been sent to monitor radioactivity levels in Europe following the detection of mysterious spikes of radiation across the continent. The US military plane, called the WC-135 Constant Phoenix, landed at…

Media Center WHO: The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

6 March 2017 | GENEVA - More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack…

By NDTV: 2 Indians Die Every Minute Due To Air Pollution: Study

New Delhi: The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study. According to medical journal The Lancet, over a million Indians die every year due to…

By Susan Bird - CARE2: Air Pollution May Be Causing 20 Percent of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Cases

It seems that air pollution isn’t simply a threat to your lungs – it’s a threat to your cognitive function as well. If you’re an older woman and you live in an area with significant air pollution, you have a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s…

By John Vidal, The Guardian: Air pollution in Africa may become worse than it is in China and India

Africa’s air pollution is causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition, and could develop into a health and climate crisis reminiscent of those seen in China and India, a study by a global policy forum has found. The…