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295,000 US deaths may be prevented by 2030 with cuts to greenhouse gas

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According to the World Health Organisation, about seven million people died in 2012 as a result of air pollution. Photograph: Les Stone/Corbis
New paper finds that Americans who would otherwise die from lung cancer, heart attacks or respiratory diseases would be saved by reduction in air pollution

March 10, 2016 — America’s international climate obligations carry a significant public health benefit, with new research finding that about 295,000 premature deaths could be prevented in the country by 2030 if deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are achieved.

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US clean power plan setback ‘will not affect Paris climate change deal’

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The ‘historic’ climate deal agreed in Paris in 2015 will not be affected by setbacks to the US clean power plan, the Obama administration says. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP
Politicians, businesses and campaigners from other countries rally to support Barack Obama after supreme court puts US flagship climate plan on hold

March 7, 2016 —The US commitment to cutting carbon emissions under the landmark Paris agreement remains unaffected by the setback delivered to President Obama’s climate plans by the country’s supreme court, the White House has said.

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