Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 deaths
Air pollution has significantly heightened the number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by Harvard University scientists has indicated.After collecting data from around 3,000 US counties, the researchers found that even a single-unit increase in particulate matter air pollution is linked to a 15% rise in the coronavirus death rate. T
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Science-based targets for nature launched
The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) has this week launched what it describes as the "world's first" science-based targets for nature.
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