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44 UK towns and cities have air 'too dangerous to breathe', report claims

The study was published yesterday and timed to coincide with the release of The Lancet's wide-ranging report on the global impact of climate change on human health.


Glasgow emerged as one of the most polluted cities, with a PM2.5s concentration of 16 micrograms per cubic metre, according the Scotsman. London had 15 micrograms of the particles in every cubic metre-sized parcel of air.

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Wisconsin tribe files lawsuit over mine permitting on sacred land

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claiming the agencies have failed to take "primary responsibility" for wetland permitting on a controversial proposed open pit mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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