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Air pollution causes more than 3 million premature deaths a year worldwide

34 hours ago From biotechin.asia  View Original Article

Anson Road, International Plaza, SINGAPORE - With the adverse haze affecting all of the people living in Southeast Asia these days, it is time to take a reality check on the importance of air quality for our well being. After all, it is air that sustains life!

A new study in Natu ...

When you can't see Singapore, it looks like Beijing

Archived, 2 days ago From bloombergview.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Singapore is starting to look like Beijing or New Delhi. That's because you can't see it through the haze. Smog has disrupted outdoor events, forced schools to close and sent commuters running for their surgical masks.

Singaporeans kno ...

Millions face hunger due to climate change

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofmalta.com 

Valletta, MALTA - At least 10 million poor people face hunger this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains linked to record global temperatures and an expected ‘super’ version of the evolving El Niño weather pattern, aid charity Oxfam has warned.

Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains at a 500-year low

Archived, 2 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - On April 1, California Governor Jerry Brown stood in a Sierra Nevada meadow atop parched, brown grass — at an elevation of 6,800 feet, where there would normally be five feet of snow at that time of year — and announced the state’s first-ever mandato ...

Asian haze set to become worst on record

Archived, 2 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as choking haze blanketing a large swathe of south-east Asia is on track to become the worst on record.

The fog-like grey smoke caused by slash and burn techniques used to clear In ...

Climate change can alter the planet's shape

Archived, 4 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - As melting glaciers erode the land, global warming could alter the shape of the planet, says a new study.

"Antarctica is warming up, and as it moves to temperatures above zero degrees Celsius, the glaciers are all going to start movin ...

Norway leads global effort to protect Congo basin

Archived, 4 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - An agreement between nations in Africa and Europe will set for a comprehensive plan to protect the Congo Basin, the second biggest rainforest in the world.

Leading the way is Norway, the first donor to the project, giving up to 400 mil ...

Endangered salamander habitat saved in Guatemala

Archived, 4 days ago From worldlandtrust.org 

Halesworth, U K - The last remaining forest home of two species of salamander, lost to science for nearly 40 years, has been saved following the completion of a land purchase supported by World Land Trust (WLT) and a consortium of funders.

The purchase ...

India pledges to cut carbon intensity ahead of climate talks

Archived, 4 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - The world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter pledged, in a proposal handed over to the UN Climate Secretariat on Thursday, to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP.

"India intends to reduce the emissions ...

Air pollution from coal-fired power plants kills thousands

Archived, 5 days ago From vietnamnews.vn 

Ha Noi, VIETNAM - Air pollution from Vietnamese coal-fired power plants killed 4,300 people in 2011, and plants aren't reducing emissions any time soon, according to a recent Harvard University study.

Harvard announced findings from its new study on ris ...

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