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Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

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Smoke billows from industrial chimney stacks in Shanxi province, northern China. The country lost nearly 10% of its GDP to air pollution in 2013. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs

September 9, 2016 — Air pollution costs the world trillions of dollars a year and severely impedes development in many countries, according to the World Bank.  Continue reading Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death

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HEATSTROKE. This female elephant died on April 22, 2016 after ferrying tourists. Photo from Yem Senok’s Facebook account

The ‘regretful’ Angkor Elephant Company says it will let its 13 remaining elephants work fewer hours after one died on April 22

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (Apr. 26, 2016) — A Cambodian tour operator said Tuesday, April 26, it would reduce work hours for elephants during high temperatures following the collapse and death of an animal which had been ferrying tourists in 40°C heat.  Continue reading Cambodia firm to reduce elephant work hours after heatstroke death