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Outdoor air pollution cuts three years from human lifespan – study

Outdoor air pollution cuts three years from human lifespan – study Global survey finds average figure is higher than that caused by smoking tobacco Humans are missing out on almost three years of life expectancy on average because of outdoor … Continue reading

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Calls grow for full fossil fuel reckoning

From the International Monetary Fund to doctors, voices calling out the fossil fuel industry over its health costs are becoming louder – and more numerous. But a lot depends on the definition of “cost.” Six major European energy companies have … Continue reading

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A costly mistake

Energy subsidies do not just gobble money. They help cook the planet too BIG mistakes in economic policymaking abound. But it would be hard to find a worse one than energy subsidies. Recent research has shown that they enrich middlemen, … Continue reading

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London’s pollution should trigger divestment

Fossil fuel-related air pollution causes over 3,000 deaths in London every year. Campaigners say that should cause healthcare organisations to rethink investments Air pollution is responsible for five per cent of all UK deaths every year, with 3,389 annual deaths … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel pollution kills 553 people in Northern Ireland every year, claims expert

Air pollution linked to fossil fuels is responsible for the deaths of 553 deaths across Northern Ireland every year, a shocking new report has revealed. A Belfast medical expert has called on health organisations to phase out their investment in … Continue reading

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