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Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

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(CNN)Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world's most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The organization collected the data from more than 4,300 cities and 108 countries. ... Read more about Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

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The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

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We’re currently heading for around 3 degrees of warming

Global average temperatures have risen about 1.1 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times. At current rates, they could exceed 1.5 degrees by 2030. And global greenhouse gas emissions, after a brief lull from 2014 to 2016, are rising again. ... Read more about The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

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Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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The number of pollution sources in China has gone up by more than 50 percent since 2010, Reuters reported Thursday, indicating that the country still has a lot of work to do in its efforts to clean up its environment. ... Read more about Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter-study

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125 million extra people exposed to heat waves since 2000

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle

OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Climate change has caused severe harm to human health since the year 2000 by stoking more heat waves, the spread of some mosquito-borne diseases and under-nutrition as crops fail, scientists said on Tuesday.

Scant action to slow global warming over the past 25 years has jeopardised "human life and livelihoods", they wrote in a report published in The Lancet, a British medical journal. ... Read more about Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter-study

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Scrapping the worst pollution-emitting stoves could prevent 22.5 million early deaths by 2100

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The first large-scale study of cooking stoves that burn solid fuel such as coal or wood has estimated that phasing out the stoves could prevent about 260,000 premature deaths from indoor pollution globally each year.

More than 3 billion people '€“ that's in excess of 40% of the world's population '€“ use cooking stoves that burn solid fuel such as coal, wood or dried animal dung. These fuels result in the release of fine particulate matter, which exacerbates respiratory conditions such as asthma and has been linked to lung cancer. ... Read more about Scrapping the worst pollution-emitting stoves could prevent 22.5 million early deaths by 2100

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India's Air Pollution Is Now Causing 1.1. Million Deaths Each Year

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India's air now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published Tuesday amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results any time soon.

India's notoriously poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million premature deaths every year, almost on a par with China, concluded a joint report by two US-based health research institutes.

But whereas deaths linked to air pollution in China have steadied in recent years, the rate has soared in India where smog readings in major cities routinely eclipse safe exposure levels. ... Read more about India's Air Pollution Is Now Causing 1.1. Million Deaths Each Year

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Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years

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WASHINGTON (AP) '€” A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike.

Research released Thursday in the journal Science uses fossils of tiny marine organisms to reconstruct global temperatures back to the end of the last ice age. It shows how the globe for several thousands of years was cooling until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century. ... Read more about Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years

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UN says fertiliser crisis is damaging the planet

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The world is facing a fertiliser crisis, with far too little in some places, and far too much in others, a new report from the United Nations says today.

The mass application of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients needed for plant growth has had huge benefits for world food and energy production, but it has also caused a web of water and air pollution that is damaging human health, causing toxic algal blooms, killing fish, threatening sensitive ecosystems and contributing to climate change, says the report, “Our Nutrient World”. ... Read more about UN says fertiliser crisis is damaging the planet

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Scrapping the worst pollution-emitting stoves could prevent 22.5 million early deaths by 2100

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Martha Henriques
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The first large-scale study of cooking stoves that burn solid fuel such as coal or wood has estimated that phasing out the stoves could prevent about 260,000 premature deaths from indoor pollution globally each year. ... Read more about Scrapping the worst pollution-emitting stoves could prevent 22.5 million early deaths by 2100

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