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“Any world leaders who thought they could hit the snooze button have been given a final wake-up call.” Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Increasing coal, oil and gas use are pushing global carbon emissions to an all-time high, climate scientists have told the UN climate talks in Katowic(...)

  Pedestrians   in Kathmandu, Nepal: A new report from the WHO says 300 million  children live in areas with extreme air pollution, where toxic fumes are more than six times above the health guidelines. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, uns(...)

Towns and cities across Ireland have been named and shamed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for breaching safety levels for air pollution. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Towns and cities across Ireland and Britain have been named and shamed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for breaching safety levels for air poll(...)