New research links long-term exposure to ozone air pollution with one million premature deaths per year, more than double previous estimates. PHOTO/REUTERS By A CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A new article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives quantifies the global impact of long-term ozone exposure on respiratory mortality. It finds that in 2010, long-term outdoor...
Government officials during the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit. PHOTO/COURTESY Key Highlights • Environment ministers and high-level officials from over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific have committed to move towards a clean and green Asia-Pacific. • The Summit culminated in a call for collaborative action to ensure that environment and development is approached in an...
Mercury compounds is recognized to be particularly harmful to unborn children and infants. PHOTO/UN Key Highlights • New global agreement to end health risks and environmental damage from mercury pollution • Mercury is a heavy metal which accumulates in the body and is listed by the UN as one of the top...
Some paper coffee cups cannot be recycled. PHOTO/COURTESY By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke It may be shocking to learn that the paper coffee cups you use every morning on the way to work actually cannot really be recycled. Yes, they are mostly made out of paper. Yes, the paper is recyclable. Yes, there is probably...
  Bottled drinking water. PHOTO/FLICKR By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke From September 1, 2017t, Kenyans complied with a government directive that they stop using plastic bags as part of measures to curb environmental degradation. While, this was a welcome move to many environmentally conscious Kenyans, it is interesting that the government has remained silent on...