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India Just Had Its Most Polluted Year, According To Greenpeace India

The Wall Street Journal reports: “India just had its most polluted year on record, Greenpeace India says in a new report, for the first time pushing it above China in terms of the average amount of pollution its citizens were … Continue reading

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Singapore will close schools on Friday due to pollution

The Daily Mail reports: “Singapore will close all primary and secondary schools on Friday as worsening pollution causes air quality to deteriorate, the Ministry of Education said late on Thursday. Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Singapore in a … Continue reading

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Egypt faces a growing water crisis

This Guardian column outlines the challenge faced by Egypt as the stress on its water supply increases: “Egypt, once celebrated as the “gift of the Nile”, is in the grips of a serious water crisis. With a rising population and … Continue reading

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Nearly 9,500 people die each year in London because of air pollution, according to study

The Guardian reports on the findings of a study into the amount of deaths caused by air pollution in London: “Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London due to long-term exposure to air pollution, more than twice as … Continue reading

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Pollution a concern for Chile’s Copa America

Yahoo! News reports on concerns over levels of pollution in the Chilean host cities of Santiago and Temuco, as the Copa America draws near: As South America’s football heroes jet into Chile for the Copa America, a dark cloud is … Continue reading

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Pollution-choked Paris introduces emergency traffic measures

Expatica.com reports on measures being planned by the Paris authorities to try and combat the smog which is currently affecting the city: Paris authorities have requested emergency traffic-limiting measures to be put in place on Friday, as the City of … Continue reading

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China and the US sign deals on climate change

This article by the Guardian reports on a recent deal between two of the world’s most powerful nations aimed at curbing CO2 emissions: The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases, bringing the … Continue reading

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