Air pollution now biggest health risk in India, says report

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.

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2019 was the second-hottest year ever, closing out the warmest decade

Last year was only a fraction of a degree cooler than 2016, the warmest year on record.

In 2019, oceans were hotter than at any other point in recorded history

The oceans absorb vast amounts of heat and it is causing global average sea temperatures to rise. The last ten years (and 2019 in particular) have been the hottest on record.

Wildlife wins: 7 good news stories from 2019

Stronger protections from trade, new vaquita offspring, and other wildlife crime success stories from the year.

Finance Minister Morneau “puts price on pollution”

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