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hanhan, three, receives nebuliser therapy after a beijing red alert for air pollution in 2015

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

Global warming and fossil fuel pollution already killing many, UN climate summit told — Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organization has told the UN climate summit in Poland, making it a moral imperative. Cutting fossil fuel burning not only slows global warming but slashes air …

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Trump’s disbelief won’t stop dangerous climate change

Republican platform is not only at odds with science but potentially US voters in 2020 — “I don’t believe it,” said Donald Trump when asked about the fourth national climate assessment, authored by 13 government agencies and hundreds of the US’s top climate scientists. His administration had tried to hide the report, publishing it on …

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Why no US region is safe from climate change

In the final part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we examine how regions will experience climate change — The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We explore the key findings each day this week. Donald Trump doesn’t believe his …

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End of an era as Ireland closes its peat bogs ‘to fight climate change’

Shift to renewables is too late say campaigners as peatlands will still emit greenhouse gases — When the semi-state company that harvests Ireland’s peatlands recently announced the closure of 17 bogs, the news was greeted as the end of an era. Turning the soggy landscape that covers much of Ireland’s midlands into a fuel source …

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Climate report Trump tried to bury: key findings No 1 – air pollution kills

The Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the major findings each day this week — Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own government’s major report on climate change – which the administration tried to bury over the Thanksgiving break. It warns that rising temperatures are already …

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NSW dust storm: health warning as front descends on Sydney

City’s skyline changes colour as line of dust more than 500km long sweeps east — Sydney’s sky was beginning to change colour on Thursday as a thick line of dust stretching almost the entire length of New South Wales reached the city. Strong winds from a low pressure system whipped up masses of dirt across …

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A ferryboat and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are obscured due to smoke and haze from wildfires

California wildfire smoke spreads to New York, 3,000 miles away

Haze envelopes Washington DC and other east coast cities and Arnold Schwarzenegger visits firefighters in California — The US east coast has been provided a firsthand reminder of the deadly California wildfires after smoke swept across the country and caused a haze to envelop the eastern seaboard, including Washington DC and New York City. Hazy …

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Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study

Analysis finds toxic air trims lifespans by 1.8 years, making it main threat to human health — Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of …

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UN shipping agency accused of secrecy over maritime pollution

IMO ‘susceptible to influence from private interests and certain states’ say campaigners — The UN agency responsible for cutting shipping emissions to combat climate change has been accused of operating like a secretive closed shop. The charity Transparency International has condemned six countries, including the UK and the US, for opposing moves to open the …

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a study reported in the lancet found children ‘lost about 5% of lung capacity’ from diesel pollution

Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

As diesel emission fears mount, a growing number of parents now consider clean air the main factor when choosing a school — An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel …

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