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    US waste poses severe risk to human health: study

    The United States is driving a worldwide waste boom that poses a severe risk to human health, the environment and the economy, according to a new study of global garbage trends published on Wednesday.

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    Southeast Asia no longer wants the world’s trash

    Southeast Asian nations no longer want your trash. Last week, Malaysia announced it was sending 3,300 tonnes of scrap plastics including CDs, insulated electric cables and milk jugs back to countries ranging from Austral

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    India's New Delhi most polluted capital in the World: New Study

    India's capital Delhi has topped the list of the most polluted capital cities in the world in a recent study conducted by environment NGO Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual.

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    Japan floods toll reaches 199

    Nearly 73,000 army, police and fire brigade personnel continue to look for the missing with the help of 83 helicopters and dozens of vessels, government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga said.

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    Iranian general blames water woes on Israeli ‘cloud theft’

    Head of the Civil Defense Organization said on Monday that a drop in rain and snowfall in Iran seem “suspicious”, noting that foreign hands might be behind the phenomenon.

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    World is choking on plastic, says UN

    Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash.

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    India closes British-owned Vedanta copper smelter permanently after bloody protest

    An Indian state on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people protesting to demand its shutdown.

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    India: Over 90 killed as dust storm wreaks havoc in UP, Rajasthan

    A severe dust storm followed by thunder showers hit parts of the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight, killing over 70 people and leaving.

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    India has world’s 14 most polluted cities, says WHO

    Only a handful of India’s 100 most polluted cities have drawn up plans to combat air pollution despite being asked to do so three years ago, senior government officials.

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    Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second straight year

    Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said on Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs.

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    India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution

    According to the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in World Economic Forum

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    Experts pour cold water on Delhi’s $40,000 anti-smog cannon

    When air pollution in India’s capital reaches lung-choking levels, authorities plan to wheel out their big gun to deal with it.The trouble is, experts have told Arab News, it will make little difference.

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    World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

    The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

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    Neaw Delhi Pollution Issue Dominates Social Media Conversations This Week

    Voted as one of the most populated cities in the world for several consecutive years, New Delhi, India’s bustling capital, is facing some serious health risks too. Due to over-population.

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    Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

    A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India’s capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

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    Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, leaves 450 dead

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 339 people, almost all of them in Iran.The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 09:18 pm local time.

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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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    Schools shut as toxic smog hits Delhi

    Delhi shut all primary schools on Wednesday as pollution hit 70 times the World Health Organization's safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency.

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    2017 set to be hottest year: United Nations

    The year 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.

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    Indoor pollution killed over 1.24 lakh across India in 2015, says Lancet report

    Indoor air pollution was linked to over 1.24 lakh deaths across India in 2015, a report published in Lancet – a noted medical journal – has stated. This count was higher than deaths caused by pollution.

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    Is Infinite Clean Energy Near?

    They are building a tokamak, a donut-shaped, man-made, artificial star that has the potential to bring the universe down to earth and provide millions of years of clean energy. Is this the dawn of a new.

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    Asia-Pacific world’s most disaster-prone region

    More than 2 million people - an average of 43,000 per year - have been killed by natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 1970, according to the latest United Nations’ figures.

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    Family caught carrying 'bag of mosquitoes' in Pakiatan

    A family in Pakistan’s Peshawar was temporarily apprehended by staff at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar on September 18 for possessing a bag containing mosquitoes suspected.

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    Deaths in Mumbai building collapse, 'dozens' trapped

    Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40am (03:10 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.

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