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Air pollution kills nearly 2,000 children daily worldwide: Study
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Air pollution kills nearly 2,000 children daily worldwide: Study

A recent study reveals that air pollution is now the second leading cause of death among children under five globally, overtaking poor sanitation and lack of clean water.

Fiona Harvey reports for The Guardian.

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Pollution from China's smog cleanup leads to unexpected ocean warming

Recent research reveals that China's air pollution cleanups have inadvertently contributed to extreme heat waves in the Pacific Ocean.

Fred Pearce reports for Yale Environment 360.

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Politicians in Belgium urged to strengthen low emission zones

The Mutualités Libres insurance group and other experts advocate for enhanced clean air measures to counteract the dangers of air pollution.

Gary Fuller reports for The Guardian.

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Canada’s tar sands are a much larger source of air pollution than previously thought, study says

The research, published in Science, found the oil operations are releasing vast quantities of compounds that can cause localized air pollution and form damaging particles that can travel across the continent.
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The health cost of burning wood to warm homes

Experts say wood-burning is not cheaper or truly renewable and constitutes a major health risk.

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Masks are back, construction banned and schools shut as toxic air engulfs New Delhi

Masks are back on the New Delhi streets as residents grapple with the annual surge in air pollution that has engulfed the Indian capital region.
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Fine particles kill thousands of Texans a year. It’s likely to get worse.

Ken Paxton and 18 other state attorneys general are fighting a Biden administration plan to crack down on the pollutant, linked to heart disease, breast and lung cancer and other ailments