May 04 2018
India's environmental court National Green Tribunal (NGT) has urged Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar to respond to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on 20 most-polluted cities in the world, officials said Friday.
According to WHO's ambient air quality database, despite some improvements, pollution levels are "still dangerously high" in most parts of the world.
To try and tackle the air pollution crisis that's now facing the capital, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has introduced a number of tough new measures including the T-charge which charges the most polluting types of vehicle that wish to drive through the city.
The report did mention, however, that the nations with the most polluted cities are making efforts, for example, India's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which in 2 years has provided 37 million women living below the poverty line with free LPG connections to switch to clean household energy use. New data released by World Health Organization shows that nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.
The PM2.5 includes pollutants like sulfate, nitrate and black carbon, which pose the greatest risk to human health.
It's a problem that affects more than 40 per cent of the world's population - some three billion people - a situation that the WHO Director-General described as "unacceptable". It attributes some 7 million deaths yearly to air pollution as tiny particulate matter lodge deep inside the lungs, causing strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and respiratory infections.
Ronny Jackson will not return as Trump's physician, Politico reports
Tester and Chairman Johnny Isakson had released a statement voicing concerns about Jackson. Speaking of the president's genetics, Jackson said, "Some people have just great genes".
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The fire in the unfinished building started just weeks after a man died in an apartment fire in New York's Trump Tower. Firefighters were on the scene of the fire at the 33-story building in the country's capital this afternoon.
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The other was Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes , a native of New Bern who played his first college season at UNC in 2015. The Broncos selected NC State edge rusher Bradley Chubb with the fifth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Thursday night.
Although there are major gaps on air pollution data from regions including the Western Pacific and Africa - where information was available in only eight out of 47 countries on the continent - the World Health Organization chief noted that the worldwide community was "starting to pay attention and take action" on air pollution, recognizing it as a threat to sustainable development.
Researchers looked at fine particle emissions - called PM 2.5 - which travel deeply into people's respiratory systems and can lead to health problems.
The data also reflects that monitoring in Indian cities has improved.
More than 90 per cent of deaths linked to air pollution occur in low- or middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, it found.
Waste burning and deforestation are additional sources of air pollution, as are sand and desert dust, the agency says.
May 04 2018
Former VW boss Martin Winterkorn 'charged' in U.S. over dieselgate
Winterkorn resigned soon after the scandal over polluting vehicles in the United States became public in September 2015 . Sessions added the government will "prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law".
May 03 2018
$100 billion share buyback boosts Apple's shares
Apple's share in the Indian smartphone market has stagnated to 3 percent over the recent quarters. Individually, the App Store, Apple Music , iCloud, and Apple Play all achieved record revenues .
May 02 2018
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AP's Eric Tucker gives context to this latest development in the story about the Russian Federation investigation. Trump has also repeatedly dismissed accusations of collusion, calling Mueller's probe a "witch hunt ".
Apr 30 2018
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The Justice Department's internal watchdog is reviewing whether classified information in the memos was handled appropriately. On Fox & Friends, Trump again called the Mueller investigation "a witch-hunt" and insisted there was "no collusion".
Apr 30 2018
Women in Donegal may have received incorrect smear results
He said documents relating to an audit seemed "confusing" and there was no direct advice as to how it should be dealt with. A portion of the monies will be paid into court and be held for the couple's two children who are now aged seven and 12.
Apr 30 2018
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Apr 29 2018
Aztecs' Rashaad Penny drafted by Seahawks in first round of NFL Draft
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN , Seattle has remained firm on those trade demands heading into the second day of the draft. Penny was a first-team Associated Press All-America selection and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Apr 28 2018
Israel Scraps Plans to Forcibly Deport or Imprison 30000 African Asylum Seekers
Israeli authorities have been handing out notices to asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan since the beginning of the year. Since 2013, some 4,000 migrants have left Israel for Rwanda and Uganda under Israel's voluntary program.
Apr 28 2018
Patriots Acquire Trent Brown From 49ers
Asked after that pick whether Brown was a potential trade candidate, Kyle Shanahan passed the question over to John Lynch . After all, the Niners had two starting-caliber tackles penciled in for the upcoming season, Joe Staley and Trent Brown .
Apr 27 2018
Supreme Court admits plea seeking transfer of Kathua case probe to CBI
These comments anxious the victim's family who felt this could weigh with the High Court to transfer the case to CBI. The bench said it could examine the prospect of fast-tracking the trial and oversee the progress of the trial.
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