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Smog Chokes Indian Capital as Pollution Hits Hazardous Levels

By Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, Oct 31 – Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India’s capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems. New Delhi ranks among the world’s most polluted cities, with air quality usually

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One in Seven Children Suffer High Air Pollution: UNICEF

OSLO, Oct 31 – Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov. 7-18

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Climate Change Summit Forges Landmark Accord

By Alister Doyle and Barbara Lewis PARIS, Dec 13 – The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests

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Against All Odds

Sea turtles find it harder to beat mounting challenges in Lebanon BY Mostapha Raad She glides by you with such grace, flapping her flipper-like legs effortlessly. Time gets suspended as you watch this magnificent colorful sea creature fly next to you underwater and you find yourself holding your breath despite a full tank of oxygen

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Smog Chokes Chinese, Indian Capitals as Climate Talks Begin

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Nov 30 – The capitals of the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog on Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are leading participants. China’s capital Beijing maintained an “orange” pollution alert, the second-highest level, on Monday, closing highways,

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Health Concerns Rise with Garbage Piles

Sounding the Alarm As Lebanese Streets Drown in Trash BY Mostapha Raad Until mid October 2015, the Health Ministry registered 460 cases across Lebanon versus 364 cases in 2014. Lebanon’s waste management crisis is approaching its four-month mark with no end in sight. Following the first rains, tons of trash bags which have been piling

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