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World Puts First Limits on Mercury Emissions

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From now on, for the first time, emissions of the neurotoxic element mercury will be controlled by 74 countries as a global treaty took effect on Wednesday, protecting millions of children and infants from neurological and health damage.

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WHO: Air Pollution Kills Millions

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Three million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution, and indoor air pollution can be just as deadly. Today, the World Health Organization issued an air quality model confirming that 92 percent of the world’s people live in places where air pollution levels exceed WHO limits.

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EU Emissions Deal Founders on Flexibilities

EU Emissions Deal Founders on Flexibilities

The European Commission and Parliament are trying to enact ambitious targets to cut air pollution, but Europe’s largest federation of environmental groups warns that EU Member States have agreed on a weak directive that puts industry interests before people’s health.

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Rio Summer Olympics ‘Embrace’ Sustainability

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A new set of sustainability measures to support the greening of the Rio Summer Olympic Games were agreed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee as far back as 2013. The “Embrace” Rio 2016 plan is based on three pillars: Planet, People and Prosperity.

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Dirtiest Air in World’s Poorest Cities

Dirtiest Air in Worlds Poorest Cities

The poorest cities on Earth have the worst air pollution, data revealed today by the World Health Organization shows. More than 80 percent of the people living in cities that monitor pollutants in their air are exposed to levels up to 10 times higher than WHO limits.

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