Bangladesh saw around 234,000 deaths, including 80,000 in urban areas, due to environmental pollution and related health risks in 2015, making it one of the worst affected countries in the world, revealed a World Bank report.
Pollution the killer
Australia ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across the country.
Australia’s strawberry needle scare widens; investigation ordered
More than one-in-five Irish farmers have said the impact of climate change could lead them to quitting the farm.
Climate change could see farm exodus, according to poll
The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal.
Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon
With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also ‘a pivotal time for climate action’, marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.
UN chief: Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’
Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country’s aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a “disturbing trend”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector
“This drought has really hit our family hard,” said Longreach farmer Jody Brown. “Climate change is making the droughts more severe.”
Australian drought-stricken farmers challenge government’s climate change stance in TV ad
Europe should hold an annual car-free day in a bid to ease air pollution, the mayors of Paris and Brussels said.
Paris, Brussels call for car-free day in Europe
In the fight against climate change, government and industry traditionally have been adversaries, as regulators try to force polluters to take costly steps to cut planet-warming emissions.
Companies pledge to tackle climate change
A US Border Patrol agent was arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four women.
US 'serial killer' border agent arrested in Texas

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