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Air pollution kills more people each year than HIV and malaria and ten times as many people as traffic. (Photo credit: Isengardt, flickr) 0

Air pollution kills millions each year

Each year 3.3 million people die prematurely from the effects of air pollution worldwide – a figure that could double by 2050 if emissions continue to rise at the current rate. Elke Bunge reports...

Rising sea levels jeopardise the historic Nyhavn district in Copenhagen. (Photo credit: Jacob Surland, flickr) 0

Denmark prepares for the floods

Global warming and rising sea levels are expected to hit Denmark hard. The small country has 7,000 kilometres of coastline and most of its major cities – including the capital Copenhagen – are located...

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Earth’s 2015 resources already used up

Humanity has used up nature’s budget for 2015 with 20 weeks still left in the year, according to data from Global Footprint Network. Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s demand on nature exceeds...