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Parts of Delhi, Gurgaon receive heavy rains today | Textile firm BSL Ltd records Rs 11.48 cr PAT in FY22 | Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders in Patiala court | Grounded for 3 years, Jet Airways to resume commercial flight operations | Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering daughter, leaves jail after 6.5 years

Many countries ‘unsupported and unprepared’ to address climate health risks: WHO

New York: Although governments are prioritizing public health measures to protect their people from climate impacts, many lack the funds to take effective action, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report issued on Monday.

Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels could prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year in 1,000 European cities: Study

London: Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels would prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year across European cities, according to a study published today in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day: WHO

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

2017 is set to be in top three hottest years, with record-breaking extreme weather: finds report

Washington, Nov 6 (IBNS):  It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought.

Create healthy environments to save lives: WHO

New Delhi, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new WHO report released on Tuesday estimates that every year 12.6 million people globally die from diseases and injuries attributable to the environments in which they live and work.

Fiji receives relief supplies in wake of Cyclone Winston as UN backs up Government response

New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations has begun its work of providing international assistance to the Pacific islands of Fiji, hit by a powerful tropical cyclone that left at least 28 people dead and some 14,000 people sheltering in evacuation centres.