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Pollution killing nine million people a year, Africa hardest hit – study

Nigeria Niger delta pollution

Reuters Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated nine million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday. Air pollution from industry processes along with urbanisation drove a seven per cent increase in […]

‘Nobel for food’ winner tells ailing world to eat more vegetables

Simon Groot

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation With poor diet now topping smoking as a health hazard, the world must put good nutrition over empty calories, especially in emerging Asian economies, according to the winner of a prestigious global prize dubbed the ‘Nobel for food’. Seed breeder Simon Groot – an octogenarian whose family has cultivated seeds for hundreds […]