Motorists ride through a thick blanket of smog and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Photo: AP photo

Man-made pollution and environment damage behind 1 in 4 global premature deaths, landmark UN report finds

  • Report compiled by 250 scientists over six years paints a damning picture of rampant overconsumption, pollution and food waste
Topic |   Environment

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Motorists ride through a thick blanket of smog and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Photo: AP photo
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An iron and steel plant in the Erdaojiang district in Tonghua, China. Photo: Bloomberg

Explained: how climate change will affect Asia

  • In 2017, China, India and Japan were ranked first, third and fifth among the world’s worst polluting countries
  • However, developing countries have argued they should be allowed to continue increasing emissions as they industrialise
Topic |   Climate change

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An iron and steel plant in the Erdaojiang district in Tonghua, China. Photo: Bloomberg
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