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Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year
  Pollution linked to one in six deaths

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  Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected

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  More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research

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  Smoke stacks and exhaust pipes around the world are blasting greenhouse gas emissions to a new record annual high
Nov.14 CO2 causing oceans to acidify at 'unprecedented' rate
  The world's oceans have become 26% more acidic since the start of the Industrial Revolution and continue to acidify at an 'unprecedented rate'

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Jan.9 Carbon emissions 'will delay Ice Age'
  Human emissions of carbon dioxide will defer the next Ice Age, say scientists

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May.30 New record in world CO2 emissions
  Worldwide carbon emissions hit a record high last year, casting doubt on plans to limit global temperature rises to 2C

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Oct.27 Extinction threat for fifth of vertebrates
  A fifth of the world's vertebrates are facing extinction because of invasion and the effects of agriculture, a global study warned May.21 Ports 'failing to halt illegal fishing'
  Global measures to regulate the fishing industry lack the capability to tackle illegal catches, warn researchers

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Feb.12 Fish migrating to cooler waters  Climate-driven environmental changes could drastically affect the distribution of more than 1,000 species of commercial fish and shellfish

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Jul.10 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs  1/3 of the world's reef-building coral species are facing extinction

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Apr.6 Billions face climate change risk
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Billions of people face shortages of food, water and flooding Jan.29 Melting of glaciers 'speeds up'  The World Glacier Monitoring Service: Mountain glaciers are shrinking 3 times faster than they were in the 1980s

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Nov.27 Carbon emissions show sharp rise  The Global Carbon Project: The rise in humanity's emissions has accelerated sharply

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