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Defending our environmental right to a pollution-free planet

 

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Shinobu Sakamoto, Minamata disease survivor calls on governments to end pollution

 

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By Thomas Hammond, Senior Officer for Land at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Soils are the foundation of our food system, and the basis for many of the ecological...

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5 December 2017 is the first international Smog Day, a moment to remember all of the people who have died prematurely, and avoidably, because of air pollution. Smog Day also gives us...

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Scientists have bad news for holiday-makers: the sunscreen protecting your skin as you swim or snorkel in the balmy tropical water might be killing the very coral reef and its amazing...

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In a major win in the battle to turn the tide on plastic, British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s foreign aid budget will be used to fight plastic...

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The city of Mariana, Brazil, and the town of Panguna in the autonomous province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, occupy two diametrically opposed parts of the world, separated by...

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By Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment
Londoners are used to inhaling poison. In Victorian Britain, the sickly brown smog that blanketed the capital was known as a “pea-souper...

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By Dr Bertrand Piccard, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador 
Climate change is intangible, daunting and for certain people, even deniable. But pollution is indisputable. And it...

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If the Nile is Cairo’s ailing heart, then polluted skies are its black lungs.
Choking the city with swirling dust from the early hours, they cake the towering apartment blocks...

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