Pollution kills 9 million people a year, new study finds
19 May 2022 | 11:26 am
The latest figures put pollution on par with smoking in terms of global deaths. In comparison, COVID-19 killed about 6.7 million people globally since the pandemic began.
5 Nov 2021
After a dramatic drop during the pandemic lockdowns, carbon dioxide emissions are near record levels again, with China's share increasing to nearly a third of the total, researchers say.
20 Nov 2021
The yearly practice of "stubble burning" in Northern India has far-reaching effects. Delhi, some 250 kilometers away, once again faces dangerous levels of smog as farmers burn off their fields to prepare for the next crop. It's a major cause of air pollution in the country.
16 Nov 2021
New air quality guidelines from the WHO could have saved the lives of almost 180,000 people in 2019, the European Environment Agency has revealed.
29 Nov 2021
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has called China a "savior." The people around the Bor copper mine, however, fear for their future, as Bor is part of the strategic investments around China's New Silk Road to Europe.
7 Dec 2021
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
16 Dec 2021
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9 Jan 2022
Disturbing new research has revealed that women who are operated on by a male surgeon, are more likely to die. Annette Young talks to the study's co-author, Dr Angela Jerath, from the University of Toronto. Also as outrage continues over the rising rate of femicide in France, we take a look at what steps are being tan by French authorities to prevent male perpetrators from reoffending. Plus we meet the female space engineers who are working on the Ariane 5 space project to unlock the secrets of humankind's final frontier.
22 Jan 2022
Researchers say Epstein-Barr-Virus is a main cause of MS, which affects 2.8 million people worldwide. New treatments and prevention may now be possible.
22 Jan 2022
In Ghana, second-hand clothes once worn by Westerners are polluting ecosystems and causing significant public health problems. Every day, 160 tonnes of clothes arrive in the country: garments that were donated to charities in Europe or the US and are sent to Africa by recycling companies. An entire economy is based on the reselling of these old clothes, but few are in a fit state to be sold on. In the capital Accra, these unsellable garments form a huge textile mountain on the edge of the Atlantic. Residents regularly burn it, exposing locals to harmful fumes. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
21 Jan 2022
More than a million people worldwide die each year from infections linked to microbes resistant to antibiotics, a new study has found. Researchers describe the threat as "one of the greatest challenges facing humanity."
21 Jan 2022
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26 Jan 2022
Papers focus on Vladimir Putin as the US moves to put troops on standby in Ukraine. Also, a new study in the US finds that giving cash aids to parents increases babies' brain activity. A Dutch university is accused of pandering to China after one of its Chinese-funded research institutes denied human rights abuses in a recent visit. Finally, French scientists set a world record for the longest floating gas bubble!
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More than 13,000 Nigerian residents take Shell to court over oil spills. The claim from 11,317 people and 17 institutions in the Niger Delta area of Ogale was filed last week, according to Leigh Day, the U.K. law firm representing the plaintiffs.
55 mins ago
The US, Canada, UK and Australia imposed sanctions on the election commission, energy and mining enterprises among others. The junta has said it will hold elections this year.
55 mins ago
In France, between 450,000 and 600,000 people live in accommodation that is deemed not fit for purpose. The southern city of Marseille is particularly affected.
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Economic output grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to an early estimate.
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He's one of the greatest and most successful filmmakers working today. M. Night Shyamalan's signature style of "supernatural spooky with a twist" was set in 1999 with "The Sixth Sense". The writer-director is in Paris to talk with Eve Jackson about his new apocalyptic psychological horror film "Knock at the Cabin", an adaptation of the 2018 novel "The Cabin at the End of the World" by Paul Tremblay.