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October 20, 2017 3:33 PM Pollution kills more people every year than wars, disasters and hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to the study released in the Lancet medical journal. NEW DELHI—Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking 160

October 20, 2017 2:56 PM Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease 150

October 20, 2017 1:21 AM World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger, study says

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic 143

October 13, 2017 9:48 AM UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality

A UK-assembled satellite has launched from Russia on a mission to monitor air quality around the globe. Its Dutch-designed instrument will make 20 million observations daily, building maps of polluting gases and particles known to be harmful to health. S5P rode to orbit on a converted Russian intercontinental ballistic missile called a Rockot. The vehicle 157

October 10, 2017 7:32 PM IMF warns of risks as it lifts global growth outlook

Washington — The IMF warned policy makers not to get too comfortable even as it raised its global growth forecast amid brightening prospects in the big economies. The Washington-based lender lifted its growth outlook for the US, the eurozone, Japan and China from its last forecast in July. The recovery spans about 75% of world output, according to the IMF. The fund projects 138

October 10, 2017 1:21 PM South Africa sends 6 black rhinos to Chad, restoring species

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa plans to send six black rhinos to a national park in Chad next year, restoring a critically endangered species that was last seen in the landlocked African country in the late 1980s. The non-profit group African Parks said Tuesday that the rhinos will go to Chad’s Zakouma National Park, which lies south of the Sahara 147

October 10, 2017 5:58 AM SA to help black rhino to return to Chad

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country next year, decades after it was last seen there. Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa 142

October 8, 2017 11:51 PM Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad,” said a government statement. The last time a rhino was spotted in Chad was in 1972, according to official documents Chad submitted to South Africa. The animals should be airlifted to Chad’s 150

October 5, 2017 7:08 PM Communist Party: Mugabe lost chance to join Rand Union in SA

The Communist Party of Zimbabwe believes President Robert Mugabe missed an opportunity to solve the cash crunch crippling his country when he met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria this week for the second session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC). On Thursday, the party's secretary-general, Nqabutho Mabhena, said it was disappointing 133

October 4, 2017 11:18 AM Ghana to host 2017 World Tourism Forum

Ghana would be the first African country to host the World Tourism Forum –Africa Summit scheduled for October 10 and 11, 2017, at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra. The Ghana event will have President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo as the Special Guest. The forum would bring together about 50 foreign media houses, 10 African Ministers, as well as Ambassadors 121