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Sea levels set to rise by up to a meter: report

SYDNEY (AFP) – Sea levels are set to rise by up to a metre within a century due to global warming, a new Australian report said Monday as it warned this could make “once-a-century” coastal flooding much more common. The government’s first Climate Commission report said the evidence that the…

Air pollution could reduce life by two years: EU

PARIS – Curbing air pollution in major European cities could save 19,000 lives per year, add almost two years to local life expectancy and save 31.5 billion euros (43.4 billion dollars) in health costs and work absenteeism, an EU-funded study said on Wednesday. The nearly three-year probe, called Aphekom, looked…