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jeremy corbyn campaigning with labour activists for the local elections in peterborough

Corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency

Labour will this week force a vote in parliament to declare a national environmental and climate change emergency as confidential documents show the government has spent only a fraction of a £100m fund allocated in 2015 to support clean air projects.

people holding placards take part in a demonstration against climate change

Pollutionwatch: time to dispel the myth of the inconvenient youth

In 2015, a poster competition for Utah schools was launched to encourage teens to consider the air pollution implications of their driving privilege and to learn strategies to preserve air quality. Although the competition was directed at the teenagers, it soon became clear that they were talking to their parents and encouraging them to change behaviour too.

the transportation sector is the number one source of ozone pollution in india

Ozone Pollution Deaths in India Higher Than Previously Thought

Polluted air causes more than 6 million premature deaths per year worldwide, including roughly 1.6 million annual deaths in India. Here, a sobering new estimate of the likely death toll from one of air pollution’s ingredients — ozone — suggesting that without aggressive reductions in emissions, more than a million Indians will die prematurely each year from long-term ozone exposure by 2050.

tourists at the temple of heaven in heavy smog

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.

brexit demonstrators outside westminster in december 2018

No deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years – report

Changes to UK environment oversight and the Irish power market will not be set by 29 March, the Institute for Government said, and a crash out will leave no time to do so — A no deal departure from the EU in March would leave Britain without oversight of key energy and environment problems until …

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75% of mental health problems begin in childhood or adolescence

Growing up in dirty air ‘quadruples chances of developing depression’

Young people more likely to have depression at 18 if exposed to dirtier air at age 12 — Children who lived in areas with higher air pollution when younger are significantly more likely to have developed major depression by the age of 18, according to research. In the first analysis of how common air pollutants …

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a bullet train runs on the xi'an-chengdu high-speed railway line in shaanxi province, china

Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, says the International Energy Agency (IEA) — Rail is among the most efficient and lowest emitting modes of transport, according to the IEA’s new report focusing on the opportunities it offers for energy and the environment. In particular, urban and high-speed rail …

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MPs call to expand post-Brexit green programme across whole government

Indications that Britain’s new environmental watchdog will be government-funded raise questions about its independence, the National Audit Office said — The UK government’s plan to replace EU environmental oversight must extend across policy areas such as business, transport and communities, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned on Wednesday. The government’s 25-year environment plan, published a …

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air pollution in tehran

Empty car shows and stalled solar as sanctions keep Iran dirty

Innovation flees after Trump reimposes sanctions, environmentalists and government say that puts the country on a dangerous path — With its empty platforms and chairs, a deserted car show in Tehran would delight most ecologists. Not Hamed Ghazi, a softly spoken Iranian from environmental NGO Cheeco. Far from representing a change of heart towards cars …

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