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UN chief calls for efforts to address air pollution

United Nations | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for global efforts to address air pollution. Around the world, nine out of every 10 people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to various diseases and causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and …

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Climate-caused deaths could soar by century’s end: study

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | Rising temperatures driven by climate change could cause tens of millions of deaths per year worldwide by the end of the century, potentially matching the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley …

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World headed for more destructive climate impacts –Report

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The world is heading for more destructive climate impacts, even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, warns the annual Emissions Gap Report, released by the UN Environment Programme, on Tuesday.   The report, which compares where greenhouse gas emissions are heading, …

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World warned: change now or endanger food and climate

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while feeding …

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France says it fell short on greenhouse gas emissions

Paris, France | AFP | France failed to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the government said Monday, just a month after President Emmanuel Macron warned that “we are losing the battle” against global warming. The environment ministry said the country emitted 463 tons of greenhouse gases, …

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