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Leaders set landmark global goals for pricing carbon pollution

Six heads of state and government, two city and state leaders, and the heads of the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the Oecd April 21th agreed on an ambitious global target for putting a price on carbon

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Cleaner air for all

Every year, more than 400.000 people in the EU die prematurely due to the consequences of air pollution: this is more than 10 times the toll of road traffic accidents. Another 6.5 million people fall sick as air pollution causes

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$1tn could be wasted on ‘unneeded’ new coal plants

Almost $1tn of investment in new coal fired power stations could be wasted if growing concerns about climate change and air pollution leave the plants unused, according to a new report. About 1,500 new coal plants are in construction or

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The gas problem

Greenhouse gases are vital to life on Earth, but the growing concentration of certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, is throwing the planet’s delicate balance out of whack. NASA is on the case, studying carbon dioxide on a global scale

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India had worse air pollution than China in 2015

People in India are breathing more toxic air than people in China for the first time this century, a new analysis of Nasa satellite data has revealed. Last year China’s ‘war on pollution’ led to a record-breaking improvement in the

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Global warming for kids

You will learn about “Global Warming” in this video. We know that carbon di oxide, methane, nitrous oxide etc are the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect. However, these days because of increase in pollution, carbon oxide levels are increasing

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Air pollution linked to 5.5 million premature deaths

Air pollution caused more than 5.5 million people to die prematurely in 2013 with more than half of those deaths in India and China and illnesses in those countries almost certain to rise. According to scientists from the U.S., Canada,

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How big cities are finding innovative ways to nudge people to ditch cars

Home to more than half of the planet’s 7 billion people and a large portion of its 1.2bn cars, cities face a huge challenge as the world strives to meet the Paris climate goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C

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World’s first feasible method to rid the oceans of plastic

A crowdfunded 100km-long boom to clean up a vast expanse of plastic rubbish in the Pacific is one step closer to reality after successful tests of a scaled-down prototype in the Netherlands. The Ocean Cleanup is developing world’s first feasible

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World’s largest ocean cleanup operation one step closer to launch

A crowdfunded 100km-long boom to clean up a vast expanse of plastic rubbish in the Pacific is one step closer to reality after successful tests of a scaled-down prototype in the Netherlands. Further trials off the Dutch and Japanese coasts

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