6 months Black smoke covers Europe Manilatimes |World
RYBNIK, Poland: Puffs of yellowish grey-and-black smoke billowing out of household chimneys create a blanket of smog choking the southern Polish mining town of Rybnik, one of the most polluted places in the European Union (EU). The pollution reached neighboring countries of Belarus and Ukraine, reports said. Although it’s early spring, the weather is wintry and Ewa Kempny is still shovelling coal into an antiquated stove to heat her home. “What do you want us to use for heat here? Coal is the cheapest fuel,” says the forty-something mother to the two unexpected visitors in her cellar. “It would be ... more