Russia opens criminal probe after sulphurous pong hits Moscow

 Russia launched a criminal probe Wednesday after a strong whiff of sulphur spread across Moscow this week, with an oil refinery located inside the city limits suspected of emitting toxic fumes. 

Triclosan emerging as a harmful pollutant

Triclosan, used as an anti-bacterial agent in personal care products and toothpaste, has been ranked as the sixth most harmful substance in Europe, besides damaging river ecology.

Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn t of pollutants

Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.