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Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up? (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be


Urban Heat Island Effect To Double City-Level Costs Of Dealing With Climate Change, Study Finds

May 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The urban heat island effect — effectively, the reality that dark roads and buildings in urban areas absorb and radiate far more heat than vegetation in rural areas does, which makes cities notably hotter than surrounding areas — is going to more than double the city-level costs of dealing with rising temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change over the coming century, according to a new study



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