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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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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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