Global warming health risks on the rise, warns UN

Health risks caused by climate change are on the rise across the world, especially in vulnerable populations. That’s according to a new report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which suggests a co-ordinated international response could help prevent some of its worst impacts. The report highlights how certain groups have higher […]

Government committees launch air quality inquiry

Four select committees have launched a joint inquiry on Britain’s air quality. MPs from the Environmental Audit, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Transport Committees have combined forces to scrutinise government plans to tackle urban pollution hotspots. The parliamentary groups are to hold four evidence sessions to consider mounting scientific evidence on the health and environmental impacts of harmful gases and […]

Air pollution blamed for 7 million early deaths

New estimates from the World Health Organization suggest 7 million premature deaths a year are because of air pollution. That’s one in eight of total global deaths, more than double previous estimates, according to the UN’s public health arm. It claims air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk and that reducing air pollution […]