Asthma Deaths Rise 25% amid Growing Air Pollution Crisis

A record number of people are dying of asthma, and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame. In England and Wales 1,320 people died of asthma last year, a sharp rise of more than 25% over a decade, according to data …

Delhi’s Air Pollution Is Now so Bad It Is Literally off the Chart

Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional “pollution season”. A thick haze was visible across the city from Tuesday and some government pollution monitors have recorded concentrations of 999 – the highest they …

Pope Francis Tells Oil Bosses World Must Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

Pope Francis has told oil company chiefs that the world must switch to clean energy because climate change risks destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican. The pontiff said climate change was a …

Land Degradation Threatens Human Wellbeing

Land degradation is undermining the wellbeing of two-fifths of humanity, raising the risks of migration and conflict, according to the most comprehensive global assessment of the problem to date. The UN-backed report underscores the urgent need for consumers, companies and governments to rein in excessive consumption – particularly of beef …

ECOHEALTH – In which Way Have We Disturbed Balance in Nature?

The occurrence of a type of pollution entails the disturbance of the natural balance in other parts of the ecosystem, affecting all human beings, since pollution does not know national and regional borders, nor racial, gender, and class differences. Despite the availability of a large amount of data and information, …

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: ECOSTRUXURE PLATFORM

The speed of adaption to new technologies and their application in business processes gives companies a competitive edge and innovation that is today the key to business success. It is clear that the motifs of digitizing the systems and processes of a company can be significantly different and for this reason, Schneider …

World’s Coral Reefs Reaching The Point Of No Return

The vast majority of the world’s coral reefs are now reaching the point of no return — the point at which it wouldn’t even theoretically be possible to save them from disappearing completely (some argue that this point has long since been passed, it should be noted). A new study …