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05-29 Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
C. 05-24 Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike
D. 05-16 Thailand to close Koh Tachai island over tourism damage Koh Tachai, Phang Nga, Southern Thailand
E. 05-13 Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation Quinon de Sesena, Madrid
5. 05-09 Big molasses spill threatens water life in El Salvador river Santa Ana, El Salvador
G. 05-08 Canada wildfire: Smoke alerts in Saskatchewan Saskatchewan, Western Canada
7. 05-04 Gaza sewage spill floods farmland
I. 05-03 Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog
9. 05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails

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China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities
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Evacuations as sodium cyanide found
Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin
California oil spill sparks state of emergen...
Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
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2014
Western Mexico state issues alerts for coppe...
Fukushima leaks radioactive water
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Fukushima leaks radioactive water
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2013
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times highe...
Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
China river pig toll nears 6,000
Fukushima radiation levels '18 times highe...
Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
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2013 2013
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2011
NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
Water radiation millions of times over lim...
Radioactive water leak stopped
Radioactive water found outside plant
Reactor core might be leaking
Food products limited from nuclear area
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
Radioactive water leak stopped
Food products limited from nuclear area
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2011 2011
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2011 2011
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2010
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
Muscovites struggle to breathe
BP starts 'static kill' on well
BP says oil has stopped leaking
Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP starts 'static kill' on well
Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
Obama in national address on oil
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP says oil has stopped leaking
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
BP starts 'static kill' on well
BP says oil has stopped leaking
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
US Congress set to grill BP chief
Obama in national address on oil
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
2007
Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
Warming 'very likely' human-made
Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
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2007 2007
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Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
Deal struck at UN climate talks
2006
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years
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2006 2006
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Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
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2006 2006
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2006 2006
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2005
Harbin water supplies cut off
Kyoto Protocol comes into force
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2005 2005
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2004
Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'
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2004 2004
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2003
233 died in gas disaster
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2003 2003
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2002
Tanker sank spilling oil
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Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north   Scientists say mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert  Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution red alert, little more than a week after the first ever such warning Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam... Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin California oil spill sparks state of emergency Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Fukushima leaks radioactive water Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Map of Fukushima Japan


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.29   Queensland
May.24  Mexico  Mexico City issues 6th smog alert after ozone levels spike
May.16  Southern Thailand  Thailand to close Koh Tachai island over tourism damage
May.13   Madrid
May.9  El Salvador  Big molasses spill threatens water life in El Salvador river
May.8  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Smoke alerts in Saskatchewan
May.4  Gaza  Gaza sewage spill floods farmland
May.3   Mexico
May.1  Washington  Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.19  Queensland  Just 7% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef escapes bleaching
Apr.4  Mexico  Pollution alert in Mexico City on eve of new driving rule


March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.28  Queensland  Australia's Great Barrier Reef hit by 'worst' bleaching
Mar.16  Mexico  Mexico City extends air pollution alert for into 4th day
Mar.13  Bangkok  8 killed in chemical accident at Thai bank's headquarters


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.22  Peru  Peru oil spill pollutes Amazon rivers
Feb.12  Global  Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.16  U. S. Midwest  Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency
Jan.14  Brazil  Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil
Jan.6  Los Angeles  California state of emergency over methane leak


year 2015 Top ^



December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.27  Queensland  Australia train derails with sulphuric acid cargo
Dec.23   China
Dec.17   Beijing


November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.29  Beijing  Chinese authorities boost smog alert level in Beijing
Nov.27  Beijing  Beijing hit with severe air pollution
 Yucatan  Urgent pollution alert for Bacalar fresh-water lagoon
Nov.8  Northeast China  Heavy smog shrouds northeastern China as winter begins


September 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sep.5  Northern Japan  Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha


August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.15   China
Aug.13   China


May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.20   Southern California


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6   Nigeria Delta


year 2014 Top ^

Sep.21   North Mexico
Apr.13  UN  World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN
Feb.19   Northern Japan


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.19  Global  Greenhouse gases near record 39.6 million tons in 2013
Nov.14  Global  CO2 causing oceans to acidify at 'unprecedented' rate
Sep.4  Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima
Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water
Sep.1   Northern Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Aug.20   Northern Japan
Mar.12   Shanghai
Jan.12   Beijing


year 2012 Top ^

Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.15   Northern Japan
Nov.14  Northern Japan  Japan radiation 'unsafe for farming'
Oct.12  New Zealand  'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway
Oct.10  New Zealand  Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster'
  New Zealand
May.4  Northern Japan  Workers enter Fukushima reactor
Apr.17  Northern Japan  Reactors could take 9 months to stop
Apr.12   Northern Japan
  Japanese authorities 'provisionally' declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters.    The amount of radioactive iodine released by the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant was ...
Apr.11  Japan  Japan raises nuclear crisis level Apr.5   Northern Japan   Radioactive water leak stopped   The leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has stopped   Northern Japan   Water radiation millions of times over limit
  An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting
 Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material not setting as hoped. The company had injected a silica-based polymer, 'liquid glass' to reduce the leak
Apr.4   Northern Japan Japan dumps radioactive water in sea Mar.29  Northern Japan  Workers scramble to prevent water leak Mar.28   Northern Japan   Radioactive water found outside plant Map of Fukushima Japan  Water found in a tunnel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has alarmingly high radiation readings Mar.26  Northern Japan  Sea radiation 1,250 times normal Mar.25   Northern Japan Reactor core might be leaking   Authorities raised the prospect of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken nuclear power... Mar.20   Northern Japan Food products limited from nuclear area   Japan slapped restrictions on some food produced in two provinces around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Mar.18   Northern Japan Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant   Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the level for the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Friday from a 4 to 5 Mar.16   Northern Japan Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant   Helicopters dumped water on and near the Nos. 3 and 4 units at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to halt the nuclear accident Mar.15   Northern Japan New fire fuels nuclear fears in Japan  Northern Japan  Staff withdrawn from Japan plant Mar.14  Northern Japan  Radiation fears after Japan blast   Northern Japan Meltdown alert at Japan reactor Map of Fukushima Japan  Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days. Mar.11  Northern Japan  Radioactive fears rise at Japan plants Feb.17  Antarctica  Japan to bring whaling boats home Feb.14  Ecuador  Huge fine in Amazon pollution case

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Oct.7   Hungary   Hungarian sludge reaches Danube Map of Ajka Hungary  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Aug.6   Moscow Muscovites struggle to breathe  The acrid smoke, from thousands of square miles of wildfires, drove carbon monoxide levels in Moscow 5 times higher than what is considered ... Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.18  Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jun.20  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.27  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Apr.29  Louisiana  Oil reaches coast in US disaster Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.25  Louisiana  Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.3   Queensland Alert over oil leak on Great Barrier Reef


year 2009 Top ^

Sep.20  Ivory Coast  Firm agrees Ivorian waste payouts May.19  Washington  Obama to curb vehicle emissions

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests Dec.7  South Korea  Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea Nov.11  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two Aug.1  USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
May.3  Thailand  Deal struck at UN climate talks Feb.1   Paris Warming 'very likely' human-made  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.29  Arctic  Ice shelf snaps, breaks free from Arctic Nov.2  Washington  Report: Seafood faces collapse by 2048 Oct.30   London Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Jun.22  Washington  Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.22   Northeast China Harbin water supplies cut off   Emergency measures are in force amid fears the city's drinking water could be contaminated after an explosion Feb.16   Japan Kyoto Protocol comes into force  The Protocol, which aims to slow global warming, has come into force 7 years after being agreed

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.29   Moscow Russia 'to ratify climate treaty'


year 2003 Top ^

Dec.25   Southern China 233 died in gas disaster


year 2002 Top ^

Nov.19   Spain Tanker sank spilling oil

before year 2000
Dec. 2, 1984   Central India Bhopal disaster
Map of Bhopal India
  A gas leak incident at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plan considered the world's worst industrial disaster.At least 3,787 died