Post Tagged with: "Pollution"

Pollution causes nine million deaths worldwide

October 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Pollution causes nine million deaths worldwide

This file photo, taken on October 28, 2016, shows Indian pedestrians walking near the India Gate monument amid heavy smog in New Delhi, India. (By AFP) Pollution caused nine million deaths in 2015 — three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined — scientists said on Thursday, calling for governments in poor countries […]

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China Academy of Medical Sciences sees sharp rise in lung cancer, air pollution possible cause

August 11, 2017 2:14 pm
China Academy of Medical Sciences sees sharp rise in lung cancer, air pollution possible cause

This December 20, 2016 file photo shows a man wearing a mask as he visits a park amid heavy air pollution in Beijing, China. (By AFP) China has seen a sharp rise in the incidence of lung cancer in the past 10-15 years, with long-term exposure to air pollution a […]

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US military ‘world’s biggest polluter’: Report

May 16, 2017 10:30 pm
US military ‘world’s biggest polluter’: Report

US Army soldiers watch solid waste burn in a burn-pit at Forward Operating Base Azzizulah in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, February 2013. (File photo) The US military has become the biggest polluter domestically and internationally, a new report says, warning that hundreds of American military bases across the world are […]

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Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown

February 23, 2017 5:30 pm
Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown

For months now, the population has dwindled at the Oceti Sakowin camp, the hub of the movement to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline. At its peak last year, the 80-acre swath of prairie was home to 10,000 or more Native Americans and environmental activists who transformed the federally-owned land […]

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India’s pollution-linked death rate now rivals China: Report

February 14, 2017 10:30 pm
India’s pollution-linked death rate now rivals China: Report

The file photo taken on November 3, 2016 shows women walking as smog envelops the Jama Masjid mosque in the old quarters of New Delhi, India. (Photo by AFP) In India, deaths caused by air pollution are nearing unprecedented levels, putting the country on par with China, where air is […]

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London facing ‘very high’ air pollution alert for first time

January 23, 2017 10:30 pm
London facing ‘very high’ air pollution alert for first time

Pedestrians walk through fog as they cross Southwark Bridge, backdropped by St Paul’s Cathedral, in London on January 23, 2017. (Photos by AFP) The mayor of the British capital has issued a “very high” air pollution warning for the first time while other cities across the country are also suffering […]

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Heavy smog chokes a third of China’s cities

January 5, 2017 1:39 am
Heavy smog chokes a third of China’s cities

A woman wearing a protection mask practices tai-chi at a park blanketed by severe smog in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui province. Photo / AP Heavy smog has blanketed a third of China’s cities, including its capital Beijing, with 62 issuing health alerts since January 1, officials said. The hazardous […]

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Private cars banned in Spanish capital Madrid in battle against pollution

December 28, 2016 10:30 pm
Private cars banned in Spanish capital Madrid in battle against pollution

The photo shows vehicles on a speedway with road signs of speed limitation due to a peak of pollution in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by AFP) Millions of privately-owned cars have been banned from roads in Madrid in an attempt to improve air quality in the Spanish capital. According to the […]

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Red alert issued in Beijing over air pollution

December 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Red alert issued in Beijing over air pollution

Traffic is seen on a road amid high air pollution in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on November 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital of Beijing for the first time in 2016, as stifling smog is increasingly shrouding the […]

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Air pollution in Europe linked to nearly half million deaths annually: Report

November 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Air pollution in Europe linked to nearly half million deaths annually: Report

The file photo shows air pollution in the French capital, Paris. The European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in about half a million premature deaths per year. The agency said in a report on Wednesday that air pollution was […]

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Air pollution closes schools in Iran’s capital of Tehran

November 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Air pollution closes schools in Iran’s capital of Tehran

A general view shows the Milad telecommunications tower in the distant behind a blanket of brown-white smog as the first of the winter’s heavy pollution hit Tehran on November 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level, prompting authorities to shut […]

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Extreme air pollution in India shuts Delhi schools

November 6, 2016 4:45 pm
Extreme air pollution in India shuts Delhi schools

People ride on bicycles as heavy smog covers New Delhi, India, November 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Schools in the Indian capital New Delhi will be closed for the next three days following the government’s announcement of an “emergency situation” due to the level of air pollution. Delhi Chief Minister […]

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UN warns 300 millions at risk of rising water pollution

August 30, 2016 9:38 pm
UN warns 300 millions at risk of rising water pollution

Environment conservation activists protest against the rising pollution of river waters in front of a line of policemen outside the Peruvian Petroleum Company (Petroperu) headquarters in Lima, Peru, August 22, 2016. (AFP) The United Nations has warned about increasing risks of consuming dirty water in Asia, Africa and Latin America […]

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Report shows carbon emissions highest in 66m years

March 23, 2016 10:30 pm
Report shows carbon emissions highest in 66m years

The report sounds an alarm about risks to nature from man-made global warming. Photo / AP The rate of carbon emissions is higher than at any time in fossil records stretching back 66 million years to the age of the dinosaurs, according to a study that sounds an alarm about […]

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Air pollution now a major killer than malaria and HIV

January 18, 2016 5:31 am
Air pollution now a major killer than malaria and HIV

More people die each year from toxic fumes than malaria and HIV combined, experts warn in study. The world’s second most populous city has nearly nine million vehicles – and Delhi conditions have been compared with ‘living in a gas chamber’. Photo/ APDuring cold winter days, Anumita Choudhury dare not […]

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