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6.5 million deaths worldwide linked to air pollution: report

STOCKHOLM – Each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the… 376 more words


Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

Nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, even outdoors, the World Health Organisation said.

Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes. 206 more words


More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says

The analysis by the World Health Organization is another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health.

Published: September 28, 2016 at 02:00PM… 6 more words


Why India Is Holding Out from a Landmark Aviation Climate Deal

Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world’s first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said. 432 more words


Severe health warning for young and old as serious levels of air pollution chokes Hong Kong

Bad air said to be caused by passage of tropical cyclone Megi, which is disrupting air traffic between Hong Kong and Taiwan

By Elizabeth Cheung… 389 more words

Over 90% of world breathing bad air, World Health Organization says


Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization says. AFP photo

GENEVA (AFP) – Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. 33 more words