The World’s Worst Pollution Problems 2016: The Toxics Beneath Our Feet updates the top ten point-source polluting industries based on each source’s global burden of disease. Pollution and the diseases that it causes have become a massive and extremely costly global problem.

The companies were driven less by idealism than by intense competition, and a bet that they could create more environmentally friendly alternatives

Kolkata: Toxic sludge being released by an illegal plastic factory into the canals that feed fish farms in East Kolkata Wetlands has triggered concern among ecologists.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) investigated the 17 April 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company (WFC) that resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and damage to more than 150 buildings. Among these structures were four nearby school buildings cumulatively housing children in grades kindergarten–12, a nursing care facility, and an apartment complex. The incident occurred during the evening when school was not in session, which reduced the number of injuries.

Keri: A Pissurlem resident, on Saturday, filed a complaint at the office of the deputy collector of Bicholim against continued discharge of water contaminated with industrial waste into the nullah

National Green Tribunal on Sep 20, 2016 directed the Ministry of External Affairs to continue discussions with the Govt. of Bangladesh for setting up of an Effluent Treatment Plant for the industries contributing to the pollution of river Mathabanga which subsequently flow into river Churni in West Bengal.

China had 232 chemical-related accidents from January to August this year, causing 199 deaths and 400 injuries, according to research from the environmental group Greenpeace published on Wednesday.

KOCHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the pollution control board (PCB) to inspect the secured landfill areas and effluent collection tanks at Kuzhikandom Thodu on the Eloor-Edayar

CHENNAI: Not just vehicles on the road or factories or the tonnes of garbage on the streets, even a chemistry lab experiment causes pollution to the environment.

Industries and the products they make can play a considerable role in the global effort to tackle climate change. Making them part of the solution while helping them stay competitive is a key challenge for policy makers, according to a new report from the World Bank Group, CLASP and Carbon Trust.

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