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Coal pollution kills 70000 a year in India: IMF Chief – 1 hour ago

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday said pollution from coal generation plants causes about 70000 premature deaths every year in India.

The clean-up begins on China’s dirty secret – soil pollution

Nowhere is the global push to restore degraded land likely to be more important, complex and expensive than in China, where vast swaths of the soil are contaminated by arsenic and heavy metals from mines and factories. Scientists told the Guardian that this is likely to prove a bigger long-term problem than air and water pollution, with potentially dire consequences for food production and human health.

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