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Automotive and industrial emissions fill the air with nitrogen, sulphur dioxides, and “black carbon,” the latter of which includes tiny particles that penetrate deep into the lungs. Over the past days, levels in Delhi have exceeded 10 times what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems safe. (The idea that any level is “safe” is disputed, …

Three of Asia’s biggest business hubs have emerged as the world’s most environmentally-friendly commuter cities. Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore topped the charts for green commuting in a new study by data insights company, Kantar. Those cities ranked especially highly due to commuters’ general tendency to use public transport or walk to work in the three …

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Friday that tariffs and trade disputes could plunge the world into recession and Beijing was committed to resolving them in a “calm, rational and cooperative manner.” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters …

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Kevin Hagen/Associated Press) UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The president of Sierra Leone is calling for “urgent and imperative” …

Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has said he has been trying to raise the alarm at the United Nations this week about the danger of a nuclear war breaking out over Kashmir. India and Pakistan came close to a conflict in February when India bombed Pakistani territory for the first time in a half century …

FILE PHOTO: A health worker dressed in a protective suit talks to medical staff at the newly constructed MSF(Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania has summoned the local World Health Organization representative over the agency’s statement on the …

British ministers are to snub a major new “alliance for multilateralism” being launched by France and Germany at the United Nations general assembly this week in a fresh sign of how Brexit is shifting British foreign policy. The alliance, due to be launched by the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, and the French foreign minister, …

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance. Growing fear of military action, especially in response to …

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania has declined to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, posing a challenge in efforts to fight the outbreak. Despite several requests “to date, clinical data, results of the investigations, possible contacts and potential laboratory tests performed … have not been communicated to …

An area of forest the size of the UK is being lost every year around the world, the vast majority of it tropical rainforest, with dire effects on the climate emergency and wildlife. The rate of loss has reached 26m hectares (64m acres) a year, a report has found, having grown rapidly in the past …