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  • President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Obama visited the university's medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans’ Health

    WASHINGTON — Global warming isn’t just affecting the weather, it’s harming Americans’ health, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced steps government and businesses will take to better understand and deal with the problem.
    Obama said hazards of the […]

  • FILE - In this Monday, March 17, 2014 file photo, two joggers wearing protective masks run past a police officer controlling a vehicle on the Concorde square in Paris. Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday March 25, 2014. The agency said air pollution triggers about 1 in 8 deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk, ahead of other dangers like second-hand smoke. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

    WHO: Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year

    LONDON — Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.
    The agency said air […]

  • People ride along a street on a smoggy day in Daqing, Heilongjiang province, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

    China Smog Emergency Shuts City Of 11 Million People

    BEIJING – Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China’s largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the country’s first major air pollution crisis of the winter.
    An index measuring […]

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  • VIDEO: Lung Cancer: Is Air Pollution a Major Cause?

    VIDEO: Lung Cancer: Is Air Pollution a Major Cause?

    A new study by the World Health Organization offers stunning statistics that health authorities globally will have to consider. Who is most at risk for getting lung cancer as a result of exposure to air pollution? How many people do […]

  • Air Pollution Takes Toll On China’s Tourism

    Air Pollution Takes Toll On China’s Tourism

    Louise Watt Associated Press – ‎Tuesday‎, ‎August‎ ‎13‎, ‎2013 – 8:10 AM EDT

    BEIJING — China, one of the most visited countries in the world, has seen sharply fewer tourists this year — with worsening air pollution partly to blame.
    Numbers of foreign visitors […]

  • A statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong is seen in front of buildings during a hazy day in Shenyang, Liaoning province, May 7, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Stringer

    More Chinese cities likely to curb auto sales

    BEIJING – Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest auto market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution.
    Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary general at the […]

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