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Smog chokes Mexico City as fires fan pollution 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A smoky haze that has blanketed this capital for the past week is fraying nerves, spurring health worries and generating criticism of elected officials.

Authorities ordered Mexico City schools closed Thursday and Friday and urged people to stay indoors, as the photochemical miasma enveloping the...

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Australia's ruling coalition elected to surprise third term 18.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had predicted the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders.
Want to help cut air pollution? You might need to keep your engine on 18.5.2019 Scroll.in
On the surface, turning off your engine whenever waiting in a car seems like a sensible idea.
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Australia’s opposition Labor Party is confident as voting ends 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Voting ended in Australia's general election Saturday, with some senior opposition lawmakers confident that they will form a center-left government with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

A Galaxy exit poll found that the opposition Labor Party could win as many as 82 seats in the 151-seat...

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Australians go to polls as government tries to hold off strong Labor challenge 18.5.2019 Reuters: World News
Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a resurgent Labor opposition promised action on climate change and tax reform.
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Australian voters tipped to elect Labor government 18.5.2019 Reuters: World News
Australian bookies predict a return to power for the Labor party in an election on Saturday after six years in the political wilderness and a campaign in which it has put climate change and tax reform at the top of its agenda.
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BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change 17.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act.
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Smog spikes in North China in first four months of 2019: ministry 17.5.2019 Reuters: World News
Air pollution in major regions of northern China increased during the first four months of 2019, the environment ministry said on Friday, raising fears that regions have eased curbs on industry to halt the smog amid concerns about a slowing economy.
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Regulator says California might make dramatic moves if Trump relaxes emissions standards 17.5.2019 LA Times: Business

A top California environmental regulator is threatening to enact tough new pollution rules — including an unprecedented ban on cars burning petroleum-based fuels — in response to a Trump administration plan to relax vehicle emission standards.

California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols...

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Nuclear power has potential to meet increasing energy demand in country : Venkaiah 16.5.2019 Central Chronicle
Hyderabad, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Nuclear electricity would significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and has the potential to meet increasing energy demand in the country. Addressing Scientists and the Staff at a meeting organized on the occasion of 70 years of exploration and research by the Atomic Minerals Directorate for […]
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Nuclear Electricity can reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Vice President 16.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that nuclear electricity could significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and has the potential to meet increasing energy demand in the country.
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Voters in my constituency have no specific issues: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool candidate, Barasat 16.5.2019 Citizen Matters
Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar is sitting Trinamool MP, recontesting the Barasat Lok Sabha constituency, which includes the high profile township of Rajarhat New Town, considered one of the IT hubs in Kolkata. A quick chat with her on employment, safety and other issues
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Cancer, lung ailments are on the rise in Kolkata. Yet the city is doing little to curb air pollution 16.5.2019 Scroll.in
It has the highest age-adjusted incidence of lung cancer among major Indian cities and 4 out of every 10 persons suffer from obstructive airways diseases.
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Mexico City’s air is so bad that schools, playgrounds and a zoo are closed 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Mexico's Education Ministry canceled school in the capital and surrounding areas for Thursday as a result of a siege of air pollution.

Weather conditions at the end of Mexico’s dry season, combined with dozens of brushfires burning in and around the city, have produced a blanket of smoky haze.

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Alarming spike in cancer incidence, yet Kolkata does little to control pollution 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
From flawed solid waste management to vehicular emissions, Kolkata's abysmal quality of air has many causes. When will the government wake up?
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Boulder won’t see vehicle fee, natural gas tax — yet 15.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder City Council on Tuesday gave a thumbs-down to a pair of proposals that explored fees on cars and taxes on natural gas use to raise funds for the city’s work in fighting climate change.
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China starts first round of intensified anti-pollution checks 15.5.2019 Reuters: World News
China's environment ministry has deployed nearly 1,000 inspectors to 25 cities and provinces across the country for its first round of "intensified anti-pollution inspections".
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Glasgow aims to become UK's first net-zero emissions city 15.5.2019 Reuters: World News
Glasgow aims to become the first city in Britain to be carbon-neutral in a drive to tackle climate change.
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Rains Bring Relief From Scorching Heat In Delhi-NCR 15.5.2019 NDTV News - Cities
Delhi-NCR witnessed rainfall, bringing relief to the scorching heat and pollution in the national capital and its neighbouring cities.
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Mexico City declares environment emergency as fires hurt air quality 15.5.2019 Reuters: Top News
Authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world's most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health.
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