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How London's air pollution is impacting people with asthma and lung conditions

A 2019 study by King's College London and Imperial College London found around 1,000 London hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions every year were caused by poor air quality in the capital.

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How a wasteland shrub is becoming the next big thing in fashion

Indian fashion entrepreneur Gowri Shankar's Weganool is drawing increased interest in Europe amid a sustainable fashion boom.
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Charu Sudan Kasturi: The unscientific vaccine

The standard checks and balances have collapsed. Only the personal integrity of researchers stands between us and a substandard vaccine.
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Next up for national dialogue: Environmental justice

With Americans taking a fresh look at justice for minorities, they can now add some urgency to a related issue: the need for fresh air and water in low-income neighborhoods.

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Global warming is melting our sense of time

Climate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and pre-human past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
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Issues of the environment: Addressing environmental racism

In WEMU's "Issues of the Environment," Michigan Environmental Council engagement director Sandra Turner-Handy explains why this is the time where real progress can be made on systemic racism and environmental justice.

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The secret to happiness might be the air we breathe

Residents of more than 20 European cities are thought to be losing at least 5 percent of their well-being to air pollution.

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Why the economy is headed for a post-Coronavirus depression

Nouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
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How a warming climate could affect the spread of diseases similar to COVID-19

Scientists have long known that the rise in average global temperatures is expanding the geographical presence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, because the animals that transmit them are adapting to more widespread areas.

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Dried up: Examining global water scarcity

So much of the discussion around climate change involves the excess of water: rising seas, melting ice caps, devastating storms. But for much of our warming planet, the future will be defined by less water.

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Issues of the environment: Chemical impacts in fighting the spread of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has lead to major changes for homes and businesses, including more frequent use of chemicals and disinfectants. While they do help, some can be dangerous to human health and the environment.

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London pollution increases the risks for pregnant women — and their unborn children

Air pollution raises the risk of miscarriage for pregnant women as much as smoking. That was the finding of scientists investigating the impact of air quality on birth outcomes last year, while other studies have shown that pollution can increase the risk of premature birth and low birth weight.

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North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift

The European Union energy watchdog praised North Macedonia on Wednesday for a pioneering project among EU aspirants to transform an ageing coal mine into two solar power plants, in line with goals to cut pollution and tackle climate change.

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Can Japan save vertical farming?

Vertical farming has struggled to really take off globally. Japan might be bucking the trend.
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7 reasons recycling isn't working in New York City

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