SCIENCE

Air pollution: Even worse than we thought – WHO

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as it slashes maximum safe levels of key pollutants such nitrogen dioxide. An estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution, the WHO says. Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most, because of …

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Malaysian chip makers still struggling to meet demand, association says

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Global demand for chips from Malaysia is still outstripping supply after a surge in COVID-19 cases disrupted production at a time when car firms and makers of phones and medical equipment are ramping up their output, an industry executive said. Still, the semiconductor shortage could start to ease by …

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Climate change: Will I still be able to fly in a net zero world?

How much of an impact on UK lifestyles will the government’s goal of net zero carbon emissions really have? A new report says that while the 2050 target will require significant efforts from consumers, these should not result in “massive lifestyle changes”. The study from the┬áTony Blair Institute for Global Change┬ásays that limitations on flying …

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