Air pollution kills 30,000 in Delhi every year


HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Air pollution is responsible for 10,000-30,000 deaths in Delhi annually and is the fifth largest cause of death in the country, states the ‘Body Burden 2015’ report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Tuesday.

Syrian Crisis Threatens Development in Arab World


Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2014 (IPS) - The widespread sectarian violence and ongoing military conflicts in several political hotspots, including Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, have not only claimed thousands of human lives and devastated fragile economies but also undermined the U.N.’s lo

Better sanitation boosts children's test scores, decreases stunting - study

Astrid Zweynert, Nov 19, 2013

Access to improved sanitation can increase cognition in children, according to a new World Bank study, the latest research to link stunting and open defecation.

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets, and one billion people practice open defecation.

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