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  • [New] Air pollution is one of the most serious threats to global public health, but there is hope for a cleaner future. / British Science Association
  • [New] Across the UK today, thousands of people will be raising awareness about the need to reduce air pollution. / Inside track
  • [New] Chinese leaders see nuclear power as a way to reduce air pollution and demand for imports of oil and gas, which they deem a security risk. / ABC News
  • [New] Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade - an area the size of China. / The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN)
  • [New] Facing the triple threat of climate change, natural degradation and pollution, it calls to restore at least 1 billion hectares of degraded land, roughly the size of China, to protect falling biodiversity and face off food insecurity. / CGTN
  • [New] The blue planet fund will help countries including Ghana, Indonesia and Pacific Island states, tackle unsustainable fishing, protect and restore coastal ecosystems like mangroves and coral reefs, and reduce marine pollution. / BBC News
  • [New] Polluting industries have to pay for the carbon they emit, which is driving them to reduce their emissions, and companies are increasingly aligning themselves with the Paris Climate Agreement target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. / Financial adviser
  • [New] Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response. / United Nations Western Europe
  • [New] Drivers in Greater Manchester could face a Covid-style travel lockdown in the coming years if leaders do not take drastic action to tackle pollution now. / Manchester Evening News
  • Several car manufacturers and local and regional governments have declared ambitious targets for EV deployment in the next 10-15 years, but achieving LDV decarbonization on a large scale will be a formidable task. / T&D World
  • India has committed to achieve 15% share of natural gas in the primary energy mix by 2030 for a more sustainable energy use which will help reduce environmental pollution, fulfill India's commitment to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP - 21. / ANI News
  • In the United States, Human Rights Watch has documented the public health threat posed by mountaintop removal coal mining as a result of air and water pollution from mining processes. / Human Rights Watch
  • Ocean plastic pollution has reached a crisis level, threatening the world's marine ecosystems, major industries such as fishing and tourism, food security, and ultimately human health. / Classy
  • Forthcoming technical assistance work on solid waste management and marine environment protection in Central America support strategic solid waste management plans to mitigate marine little and pollution, including plastic pollution. / World Bank
  • Insurers will come under increasing pressure in 2021 to show their support for sustainability initiatives that tackle climate change, environmental pollution and social injustice. / My Blog
  • Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution, the world needs to step up efforts to revive damaged ecosystems that support all life on Earth. / West Wales Chronicle : News for Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Swansea and Beyond
  • Background to Clean Air Programme Poor air quality is acknowledged as the top environmental risk to public health in the UK, with air pollution is responsible for ~40,000 early deaths and has a cost of ~ £20bn pa to health services and business. / Met Office
  • Even if governments and other stakeholders around the world keep up with their global commitments to combat plastic pollution, we would still be disposing between 20 million and 53 million metric tonnes of plastic waste into our water bodies by 2030. / Gulf Business
  • Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade - an area about the size of China. / SciTechDaily
  • Long-term exposure to higher levels of air pollution increased the risk of dying from Covid-19, and that areas with more Black Americans are even more at risk. / MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Until now, the outcomes of pilot works in Chongqing implied that carbon emission indicators in environmental assessments could directly reflect the main polluters of each company and further contribute to building GHG emission management mechanisms targeting each industry. / Blog

Last updated: 20 June 2021


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