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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation<p>China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO).<p>The UN agency has previously warned that tiny particulates from cars, …

Pollution

The economic impact of Europe's refugee crisis

Some 1.2 million asylum applications were made in Europe in 2015. To put that figure into context, this summer more than 300,000 applications were made.That’s only around 600 applications for every million Europeans.<p>Asylum rules in Europe can cause confusion about the economic impact because it is …

Chinese Air Pollution Deadliest in World, Report Says

Kevin Holden Platt in Beijing, China<br>for National Geographic News<p>July 9, 2007<p>China, the world's fastest growing economy, has earned another startling superlative: the highest annual incidence of premature deaths triggered by air pollution in the world, according to a new study.<p>A World Health …

How did China's air pollution get this bad?

As air quality hits record lows, the Chinese language has acquired a new word: “meter-busting”. Levels of pollutant PM2.5 have soared so high that …

Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis'

Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, according to a new report.<p>Senior US military and security experts have told the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) study that the number …

Climate

US report finds climate change 90% manmade, contradicting Trump officials

Major report by government agencies goes against senior members of Trump administration and finds evidence of global warming stronger than ever<p>A comprehensive review by 13 US federal agencies concludes that evidence of global warming is stronger than ever and that more than 90% of it has been …

Climate Change

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

Study: Climate Change Is Damaging the Health of Millions of People

The evidence is growing harder and harder to ignore—climate change is already having a profound and detrimental impact on public health. Around the …

Climate Change Costs a Lot More Than We Recognize

Most estimates ignore the sociopolitical repercussions.<p>The latest U.S. government report on climate change illustrates how expensive the phenomenon can be: It estimates that more frequent flooding, more violent hurricanes and more intense wildfires, among other things, have cost the country $1.1 …

If Climate Change Is Such A Terrible Threat, Where Is All The Sea Level Rise?

<b>It's coming. Oh boy, is it coming.</b><p>Dramatic sea level rise is not here yet. Oceans are estimated to have risen about 20 centimetres since the mid 19th …