cooling

New Chilling Prospects report shows lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and the climate

Report reveals major risks to vulnerable populations and global economy if investment and greater action not taken on access to sustainable cooling solutions Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) today released Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All – the first ever report to quantify the growing risks and assess the opportunities of the global cooling…

UNEP, WHO & WMO

New Coalition on health, environment and climate change

The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change. One of its overall goals is to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UN Environment…

Pesticide Residue in Food

Pesticide Residue Levels Remain Low

In a report issued on November 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that 98% of domestic and 90% of imported foods tested in FY 2015 were compliant with federal pesticide residue limits. Pesticides combat pests that may affect crop yield in human and animal food crops. Certain trace amounts of pesticides, or pesticide…

Pollution Commission

Pollution linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015

• Air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015, while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace-related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. • Almost all pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrializing countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar…