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Pollution killed 7 million people worldwide in 2012, report finds

Air pollution claimed seven million lives around the world in 2012, according to the report of the World Health Organization. More than one-third of those deaths occurred in fast-developing nations of Asia, where rates of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease have

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Key world energy statistics 2013

Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources. 2013 Edition Source: International Energy Agency Date: October 2013 Read the report

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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air

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Earth day 2014: green cities

The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. The Green Cities campaign is focused on helping cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Source: Earth Day Network Date: April 2014  

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Air pollution taking heavy toll

Outdoor air pollution – much of it from road transport, industry and energy – is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in terms of the value of lost lives and ill health,

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Pollution killed 7 million people worldwide in 2012, report finds

Air pollution claimed seven million lives around the world in 2012, according to the report of the World Health Organization. More than one-third of those deaths occurred in fast- developing nations of Asia, where rates of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease

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The wonderful world of energy

Energy: the life force. Without it, we’d be inanimate nothings. We wouldn’t have cells that generate new tissue or minds that fire signals from neuron to neuron. We wouldn’t have sunlight to warm us or to feed our plants. We

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Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

This  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society special report presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events. Attribution of extreme events is a challenging science and one that is currently undergoing considerable

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Fueling a new order? The new geopolitical and security consequences of energy

The paper examines impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun. The changes have profound geopolitical consequences, including in terms of security relations among the world’s top powers. Two things are clear: that these changes are

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Energy Security and Conflict: A Country-Level Review of the Issues

Organized around three major sources of energy (oil and gas, traditional biomass, and hydropower), the analysis examines problems of actual or potential conflict related to energy provision, access, distribution, and reliability through illustrations from eight countries with very different national

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