air pollution

Vatican Tells U.N. ‘Climate Change’ Is Hardest on the Poor

The Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva said Monday that climate change has a “disproportionate impact on poor people and poor communities” and called on nations to integrate “questions of justice in debates on the environment.”

Activists display banners calling for action against world poverty, climate chanege and other environmental issues as they arrive on St. Peter's square prior to Pope Francis's Sunday Angelus prayer on June 28, 2015 at the Vatican. The activists included Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and those of other denominations calling for …

Champs-Elysees To Be Pedestrianised Once A Month To Combat Smog

(AFP) – Paris’ most famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysees, will be off-limits to cars on the first Sunday of every month starting in May, Paris city hall said Monday. The first pedestrian-only day will be May 8 instead of May 1,

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Study: Violent Crime ‘Caused’ by Air Pollution

In a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, scientists from the University of California, Davis and the Harvard University Center for the Environment suggest that violent crime is precipitated by air pollution.

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China Registers Record Levels of Air Pollution

Long one of the world’s worst polluters, a large part of mainland China is now surrounded by a pall of unbreathable smog that at times reaches levels of particulates 50 times higher than the maximum levels set by the World Health Organization.

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