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Re: Pollution
« Reply #465 on: January 25, 2017, 05:51:56 pm »
  January 25, 2017

Thousands Take to the Streets Across the Country to Oppose the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines

Real News speaks to indigenous leaders and environmentalists who gathered in Washington, DC to oppose Trump's decision to revive two massive pipelines.


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18205

Agelbert COMMENT: This was so predictable. Trump is a puppet of the fascist fossil fuel industry.  The Trumpers will rue the day they were made fools of by this profit over planet racist cretin.

Below is the TRUMP "jobs" plan:


Below is the TRUMP plan to drown Social Security and Medicare in a Mulvaney bathtub:

 
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« Reply #466 on: January 27, 2017, 05:34:14 pm »
Trump Climate Deniers in the Service of the Fossil Fuel Industry Polluters to carry out a POGROM at the EPA

Ebell:   Purge Necessary at EPA to Rid 'Scientists Who Believe the Global Warming Alarmist Agenda'

 Climate Nexus

In various interviews on Thursday, former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition chief Myron Ebell confirmed the Trump team would probably seek significant cuts to the agency's workforce and budget, but would not provide details of specific policy recommendations he made to the president.

Ebell, who told the AP that the federal government has "been staffed with scientists who believe the global-warming alarmist agenda," floated the idea of downsizing EPA from 15,000 to 5,000 employees as an "aspirational goal" but acknowledged that getting cuts that significant past Congress would be a challenge for the administration.

On the Hill, Sen Tom Harper, D-DE, blasted EPA Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt for giving answers "shockingly devoid of substance" to senators' written follow-up questions, as Oklahoman environmental lawyers lobbied lawmakers Wednesday to highlight Pruitt's cozy relationship with industry during his time as Oklahoma attorney general.

http://www.ecowatch.com/ebell-epa-purge-2218823381.html

Agelbert NOTE: The future looks BRIGHT, for Tardigrades.  Welcome to Fossil Fuel World. If humanity survives the current Fascist Fuel Industry PUPPET (Trumplethinskin ) at the White House, it will be a miraculous event. Have a nice day.





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« Reply #467 on: January 28, 2017, 02:33:23 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: This nearly two year old post is even more applicable today. I have modified the final note to appropriately classify the insanely polluting plans of the Trump Administration lackeys like Pruitt and Ebell, to name just two of MANY  .

Mapping the Dangers of Fracking

Briana Kerensky, Food & Water Watch | May 1, 2015 9:10 am

It feels like spring only just arrived, but as of tomorrow we’re less than a month away from the official start of summer: Memorial Day. National parks and forests across the country will welcome millions of hikers, campers, photographers “picnic-ers,” and others this summer: people looking to leave home for a while and enjoy America’s natural beauty.

But oil and gas corporations want to visit U.S. public lands for a very different reason: to profit off their oil and gas reserves via fracking.

Did you know that about 20 percent of U.S. oil and gas reserves and resources are beneath federal public lands? Some of these public lands are next to our most beautiful national parks, including Glacier National Park in Montana, or national forests like George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia and Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, to name a few.

But it can be hard to visualize the scope of the danger that fracking poses to our public lands. That’s why Food & Water Watch created a map to help illustrate the vast span of public lands across America, and illuminate where Big Oil and Gas corporations aim to drill and frack through it.



The yellow areas are U.S. federal lands. The red areas in the map are where—given inconsistent data—there are oil and gas deposits. Lands in red are where there’s already been a wave of drilling and fracking for oil and gas, or where companies envision fracking before long. The overlapping orange areas are public lands that are either being fracked now, or could be soon. Check out the blue pins to learn about specific public lands and how they’re at risk from fracking.

Fracking on public lands such as these is dangerous on many levels:

it introduces toxic chemicals to water; 

it disrupts the habitats of millions of animals, including endangered species; 

it poses serious risks to human health, such as breast cancer; 

and it spurs on climate change.

The production of oil and natural gas in 2013 from federal public lands led to more than 292 million tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, or about what 61 million cars emit in a year.


No amount of regulation will protect our public lands, health, drinking water and climate from the impacts of fracking. About 90 percent of federally managed lands are available for oil and gas leasing, while only 10 percent are reserved for conservation, recreation, wildlife and cultural heritage.

If we want to preserve our nation’s natural heritage for future generations, we must act. The Protect Our Public Lands Act was recently introduced to Congress, and is the strongest piece of federal legislation against fracking to date. No amount of regulation will protect our public lands or communities from the impacts of this dangerous practice.

http://ecowatch.com/2015/05/01/mapping-dangers-fracking/

Agelbert NOTE: Messaqe to null hypothesis (i.e. gee, there is "insufficient scientific evidence" that fracking is deleterious to human health.  ) Trump Administration fossil fuel industry lackeys and agnotologist friends:




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« Reply #468 on: January 28, 2017, 10:25:21 pm »
From the article Eddie put up:

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Since 2006, some 1.2 million acres in Nebraska and the Dakotas that had never been tilled have been converted to corn and soybean production. This is even worse than converting conservation acreage into tilled farmland—since much of the conservation land had once been tilled. When virgin prairie is converted to farmland, along with losing the biodiversity on that land, a significant amount of carbon that was stored as organic matter in the soil is released into the atmosphere—contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

This is the kind of **** which really ticks me off.  We can't measure this in any sort of energy terms, frankly. As important as EROEI may be (and it's important), the destruction of large amounts of an intact, pre-Columbian ecosystem can't be measured in such terms. Humans are NOT the only species that matters in such equations.  We may not find intact prairie ecosystems as inspiring as an intact stand of old growth forest, but if we get down closer to the ground and open our hearts, minds and eyes to such majesty we may wonder why.

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot," said Aldo Leopold in Sand County Almanac.  In that context, he meant this in a spiritual (of the psyche, the soul, our "inner life") sense more than a biological one.  And about this I agree with him.  Some could care less about wild nature. Others care a great deal.  But on a purely biological basis, all of us simply cannot live without wild nature, and turning the whole world into a "resource base" for the human economy can only result in unthinkable disasters, spiritual and biological -- for humans and for all of life on Earth.

Those who do not love wild nature are as good as dead, if you ask me. They are machines with ticker tape in their minds and television sets for eyeballs.  And dollar bills where hearts should be.  They are the scourge of the earth.

Enough destruction already!


 


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« Reply #469 on: January 29, 2017, 11:27:53 pm »

Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes 

Lee Fang

January 27 2017, 3:07 p.m.

A lobbyist for a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power plants and has clashed with regulators is the new acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice division that oversees environmental crimes.

The appointment of Jeffery H. Wood, who up until last week was a lobbyist for Southern Company, was announced only with a modest notice posted on January 23 on the Environment and Natural Resource Division’s website.

It’s the latest personnel move that signals the coal industry’s return to power in the Beltway.

President Trump has yet to nominate anyone to hold the assistant attorney general job on a permanent basis, but for the time being Wood will be overseeing the division that enforces civil and criminal environmental laws to reduce pollutants discharged into the air, water and land, and brings cases to enable the clean-up of contaminated waste sites.

The division has previously prosecuted coal firms and utilities, including a 2015 case against Duke Energy, which pled guilty for spilling coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina. The division also led a major initiative against companies for illegally operating coal-fire power plants, winning settlements that have forced firms to install pollution controls to reduce emissions.

Wood has worked for the last two years as a lobbyist for Southern Company, an investor-owned utility that generates 33 percent of its power from coal. The firm’s “clean coal” plant in Kemper, Mississippi is the current target of a Securities and Exchange Commission probe over disputed “accounting measures.”

Southern Company is also one of the more politically active coal-reliant utility firms. The company provided funding for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that lobbies state lawmakers to undermine environmental regulations, as well as at least $409,000 to Dr. Willie Wei-Hock Soon, a controversial scientist who doubts that the Arctic is warming.

Lobbying disclosures show that Wood, formerly a partner with the Alabama law and lobbying firm Balch & Bingham, worked to influence the licensing of nuclear power plants, the Clean Air Act and climate change issues on behalf of Southern Company. His deregistration forms were filed on January 17, three days before taking the Justice Department position potentially overseeing his former client.

Trump has not yet announced his promised ethics reform package, but the lobbying ban Trump promised on the campaign trail was focused on preventing Trump administration officials from lobbying after they leave government, rather than preventing lobbyists from joining the administration in the first place.

Wood’s biography on his lobby firm web page, now taken offline, touts his experience in working to influence Congress on EPA regulations and on advising industrial clients on Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act, among other environmental laws. Wood, a former legal counsel to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, also advised Trump during the campaign.

In 2016, he filed an amicus brief in a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency to block the enforcement of the Clean Power Plan, the rule-making that represents that primary Obama administration push to address climate change. He was also the attorney for a similar suit on behalf of lawmakers seeking to block the plan.

In a Q&A published by his former law firm last year, Wood explained that “[t]o the disappointment of many in the regulated community,” the 2016 budget bill failed “to block the most contentious environmental rules issued recently such as the Clean Power Plan, the ozone standard, or the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule.”

Republican lawmakers appear poised to roll back Obama administration rules as soon as next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration appointees are also well-positioned to block enforcement of any environmental regulation opposed by industry.

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/27/coal-doj-trump/
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« Reply #470 on: January 30, 2017, 08:50:01 pm »
Mongolians Demonstrate in Capital Demanding Action on Smog

Continued severe air pollution in Mongolia's capitol of Ulaanbatar led to widespread protest this weekend, as thousands of protestors demonstrated in freezing temperatures to demand increased government response to the city's chronic problem.

A political scientist in Ulaanbatar told the AP that extreme weather intensified by climate change has forced citizens to leave livestock-based lifestyles behind, cramming more citizens into the city's already overcrowded districts.

Half of Ulaanbatar's 1.3 million residents primarily burn raw materials, including coal and rubber tires, in their homes to heat food and stay warm.

In December, air pollution levels in the capitol exceeded nearly 80 times the recommended level set by the WHO, five times worse than the levels in Beijing during that city's December smog crisis.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/world/asia/mongolia-smog-capital-demonstration.html?_r=0
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« Reply #471 on: January 31, 2017, 06:03:52 pm »
Judge Blocks Monsanto's Bid to Stop California From Listing Glyphosate as Carcinogenic   

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California could become the first state to require Monsanto to label its glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, as a possible carcinogen following Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan's tentative ruling on Friday.

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« Reply #472 on: January 31, 2017, 06:10:09 pm »

9,442 Citizen-Reported Fracking Complaints Reveal 12-Years of Suppressed Data

 Laurel Peltier

Jan. 30, 2017 02:54PM EST

SNIPPET:

Guess what was found in Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) filing cabinets after gas operators drilled 10,027 fracking wells over the last 12 years? Only 9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints. And 44 percent of those are drinking water-related. Pennsylvania's DEP finally released the complaints to Public Herald, an investigative journalism nonprofit. There's much to learn from Pennsylvania's now-public 9,442 fracking complaints as legislators decide to frack or not to frack in Western Maryland.



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« Reply #473 on: February 01, 2017, 02:13:51 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Anchor dragging on a ship the size of a U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser is more evidence that the extremely rough ocean conditions predicted due to Catastrophic Climate Change are increasingly being experienced.  :o  :(

U.S. Navy Ship Runs Aground Off Japan

January 31, 2017 by gCaptain .3K

USS Antietam (CG54). U.S. Navy file photo (at article link)


The U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Antietam ran aground off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan on Tuesday, damaging the ship’s props and causing hydraulic oil to spill into the water.

The incident was first reported by the Navy Times. The report, citing two Navy officials familiar with the incident, says the ship grounded after dragging anchor in high winds near its home port of Yokosuka. The grounding caused the ship to dump some 1,100 gallons of oil into the water, the officials said.

The extent of the damage and grounding is unclear, but the U.S. Navy did confirm that the ship damaged during anchoring in a statement obtained by gCaptain.com.

In the statement, the Navy confirmed that the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) damaged its propellers while anchoring in Tokyo Bay in the vicinity of Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 31. The ship was towed back to port following the incident.

“The ship safely returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka with the help of tugs. There were no injuries to U.S. or Japanese personnel. The incident did result in the discharge of hydraulic oil into the water,” the Navy statement said.

“The Navy is cooperating with the Government of Japan and Japanese Coast Guard in response to this issue and is taking appropriate measures to minimize impacts to the environment,” the statement added.

The Navy has launched and investigation to assess the full extent of the damage. 

The USS Antietam is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.

http://gcaptain.com/report-us-navy-ship-antietam-runs-aground-off-japan/


Agelbert NOTE: Meanwhile, the Phillipines is requesting help from the NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN (I'm sure the Trumpers are overjoyed... ).

Philippines Asks China :o to Patrol Piracy-Plagued Waters

January 31, 2017 by Reuters l 

International Maritime Bureau map showing reported incidents of piracy in southeast Asia during 2016. Image: IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (at article link)

ReutersMANILA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he had asked China to help in the fight against Islamic State-linked militants by sending ships to patrol southern waters plagued by raids on commercial vessels.

Speaking to newly promoted army generals, Duterte said he had sought China’s help in dangerous waters in the south to check the activities of Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim rebel group sustained by piracy and kidnap-for-ransom activities.

A surge in piracy off parts of the Philippines Government is forcing ship-owners to divert vessels through other waters, pushing up costs and shipping times.

Duterte said piracy in the Sulu Sea between eastern Malaysia and the southern Philippines would escalate to levels seen in Somalia, and raise insurance costs for firms and increase prices of consumer goods and services.

“We would be glad if they have their presence there … just to patrol,” Duterte said, adding that China could send coastguard vessels, not necessarily “gray” warships.

“In the Malacca Strait and here in Sulu Sea remains to be a big problem,” he said. The Malacca Strait, between Malaysia’s west coast and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has over the years also been plagued by pirates.

He did not say if China had responded.

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia had an agreement to patrol and tackle the Abu Sayyaf in the Sulu and Celebes Sea after they kidnapped the crew of Indonesian and Malaysian tug boats and South Korean and Vietnamese merchant ships.

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana last week said cooperation might be expanded to include Brunei and Singapore. The United States has also expressed concern about the security problem and held exercises with Malaysia and the Philippines last year.

Lorenzana said on Tuesday the military had intensified operations on land with the aim of defeating Abu Sayyaf within six months. (Reporting by Manuel Mogato; Editing by Martin Petty, Robert Birsel)

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017.

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« Reply #474 on: February 09, 2017, 10:46:06 pm »
The Congressman   who’s trying to make the environment worse, again  >:(  :P

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-congressman-whos-trying-to-make-the-environment-worse-again

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« Reply #475 on: February 09, 2017, 10:57:57 pm »

The GOP Plan to Prevent a Repeat of Obama's Climate Action

John Light, Moyers & Company

SNIPPET:

 Congress is moving to get rid of a legal precedent that allowed the Environment Protection Agency to tackle climate change under President Obama. The push is part of a larger package of laws that passed the House earlier this month called the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39420-the-gop-plan-to-prevent-a-repeat-of-obama-s-climate-action
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« Reply #476 on: February 11, 2017, 06:27:18 pm »

New Nukes Make Global Warming Worse: CO2 Smokescreen w/ Arnie Gundersen

Published on Oct 19, 2016


What you’re about to see is a profound presentation that’s taken Fairewinds almost a year to develop. The topic today is the CO2 smokescreen.
I was in the nuclear industry and built nuclear power plants in the 70’s and the 80’s, and I can assure you that when those plants were built, they had absolutely nothing to do with carbon dioxide and global warming.
The bottom line here is that 35 years in the future, that this nuclear plants that are proposed are only going to mitigate carbon dioxide by about 6 percent. And what I’d like you to do today – I’m going to ignore for the purposes of this presentation the desecration of native lands from mining, the desecration of Fukushima Prefecture and other areas that might be destroyed from nuclear disasters; and also, of course, the long-term storage for a million years of the nuclear waste. So let’s just set all of those liabilities aside and talk about money.
And what I’d like to do for the first half of this presentation is focus on the impact that the nukes that are running right now are having on the environment.
438 plants that the nuclear industry will tell you are critically needed, and if we shut them down, we’re going to melt the arctic ice – are only contributing 3 percent.
So each power plant reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 7/1000’s of 1 percent. (...)
FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE: http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-ene...

CO2 Smoke Screen: New Nukes Make Global Warming Worse uncovers the ludicrously small impact that nuclear power has on saving the Earth from CO2 emissions in contrast to the promises of the atomic power industry. Well received by fellow experts in the field and filmed by award winning photographer Martin Duckworth, the CO2 Smoke Screen is the culmination of one year’s worth of research and hard work by the Fairewinds Crew, Fairewinds science advisors, and a group of amazing interns from the University of Vermont (UVM).

CO2 Smoke Screen: New Nukes Make Global Warming Worse had its debut presentation at the 2016 World Social Forum at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Invited to present both a keynote speech and during workshops, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Program Administrator Caroline Aronson attended the Montreal Forum and made presentations at UQAM and McGill University, where Mr. Gundersen shared a condensed version of the “CO2 Smoke Screen” keynote and addressed the issue of radiation releases from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean.

A groundbreaking presentation like the CO2 Smoke Screen takes time, hard work, and funding for the Fairewinds Energy Education Crew to conduct the necessary research and create the videos, podcasts, and newsletters we share with you.

Your donations to Fairewinds Energy Education non-profit provide the funding necessary to produce work of this quality, and it also feeds the fire to push forward, to do more for you, our viewers and listeners. The information we provide on www.fairewinds.org is free for all to read and share, but it takes money to produce. That’s where you can step in and help support Fairewinds. http://tinyurl.com/gp7yrwy

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BONUS LINK: Donald Trump Addresses this topic in the following campaign speech last week: https://youtu.be/PJAjoQ4J5pk?t=56m10s called Donald Trump Disassembles Teleprompter In The Middle Of Campaign Rally In North Carolina! at 56:10 into the video.
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« Reply #477 on: February 16, 2017, 11:44:17 am »
Farmers in 10 States Sue Monsanto Over Dicamba Devastation

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Farmers across 10 states are suing Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical company sold dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean crops knowing that illegal spraying of the highly volatile and drift-prone herbicide would be inevitable.

Steven W. Landers, et al v. Monsanto Company was filed on Jan. 26 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Southeastern Division. Kansas City law firm Randles & Splittgerber filed on behalf of Steven and Deloris "Dee" Landers and similarly harmed farmers in 10 states—Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

http://www.ecowatch.com/monsanto-lawsuits-dicamba-drift-2265408929.html


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« Reply #478 on: February 16, 2017, 11:51:42 am »
Toxic Chemicals Banned in 70s Found in Deep Ocean Creatures  :(

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Dr. Alan Jamieson led the team and is lead author of the study, Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna, which was published online in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution in February.

"Here we identify extraordinary levels of persistent organic pollutants in the endemic amphipod fauna from two of the deepest ocean trenches … " the study abstract states. The study also explains that the creatures tested contained more pollutants than similar crustaceans from some of the earth's most polluted waters, including China's Liaohe River and Japan's Suruga Bay.

The amphipods held "10 times the level of industrial pollution than the average earthworm," a Newcastle press release stated.

The researchers employed remotely-operated vehicles to trap the amphipods.

http://www.ecowatch.com/deep-sea-trenches-pcbs-2264067589.html




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« Reply #479 on: February 17, 2017, 05:41:43 pm »

Fri Feb 17, 2017 | 7:02am EST
Air pollution linked to 2.7 million premature births a year: scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - (This story has been refiled to clarify institute's full name in paragraph 10.)

Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children's lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday.

Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other sources, may increase the risk of premature births - alongside other risks including a mother's age and health - according to a study published in the Environment International journal.

"Air pollution may not just harm people who are breathing the air directly - it may also seriously affect a baby in its mother's womb," said Chris Malley, lead author of the study which is based on data for 2010.

The majority of premature births linked to air pollution occur in South and East Asia, the researchers said. India alone accounts for about 1 million premature births, and China for another 500,000.
 
Diesel vehicles, forest fires, crop burning, and cooking with wood, dung or charcoal, are major contributors to the problem, the researchers said.

A pregnant woman in a city in China or India may inhale more than 10 times as much pollution as she would in rural England or France, the report said.

In Western sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East premature births were mainly linked to exposure to desert dust, the research showed.
 
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely and nearly 1 million of them die of complications, the World Health Organization says.

Pre-term birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years old, the U.N. agency says.

Countries need to work together to address pollution, a cross-border problem, said Johan Kuylenstierna, co-author of the study, and policy director of the Stockholm Environment Institute centre at the University of York.

"In a city, maybe only half the pollution comes from sources within the city itself – the rest will be transported there by the wind from other regions or even other countries," he said.

(Reporting by Alex Whiting @Alexwhi, Editing by Katie Nguyen.; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, climate change, resilience, women's rights, trafficking and property rights. Visit news.trust.org/climate)

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