AQLI: new data reveals little progress globally in reducing air pollution over the last two decades

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Produced by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), the AQLI is based on frontier research by EPIC’s director Michael Greenstone that quantified the causal relationship between human exposure to air pollution and reduced life expectancy.

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2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. India and Bangladesh come in near the bottom of the rankings, with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nepal rounding out the bottom five. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health.

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Study finds culture influences response to climate change; consumption and reproduction

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For example, in Nepal if people felt that “ environmental destruction had influenced their agricultural productivity [they] were more likely to use contraceptives ,” the researchers said. Howard, professor of psychology, University of Notre Dame. How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a new study by a team of psychologists. Janet K.

Northern India Rapidly Depleting its Groundwater Due to Excessive Irrigation; Major Water Crisis Looms If Trend Continues

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Northern India, probably the most heavily irrigated region in the world, is rapidly depleting its groundwater, according to a new study by researchers from the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad (CSIR), India; the University of Colorado, Boulder; and the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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