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Air pollution killed 500k newborns in 2019: global study

Today at 11:24 AM, via News24

Air pollution killed 476,000 newborns in 2019, with the biggest hotspots in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new global study which said that nearly two-thirds of the deaths came from noxious fumes from cooking fuels.

China says environment still grim despite 5 years of progress

Today at 07:41 AM, via CNN

China’s environment conditions are “grim,” falling short of public expectations even after five years of efforts to improve air quality, boost clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Pollution and Covid-19: Delhi hit by ‘double whammy’

Today at 06:01 AM, via CNN

While India struggles to keep its Covid-19 caseload in check, another crisis has taken over its capital city and adjoining states. Delhi has reported very poor air quality this month, which experts fear could significantly increase coronavirus cases in North India. CNN’s Vedika Sud reports.

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