Nearly 200 countries just announced a deal to implement the Paris Agreement — 2015’s multilateral effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It’s welcome news given recent reports that total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will reach record highs in 2018.
Not a single city in northern India meets international air quality standards, according to a Greenpeace report that estimates air pollution kills more than one million Indians each year and takes three percent off the country’s GDP.
Iran has censured a terrorist attack at a hospital in the restive city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan, urging swift international action to fight terrorism and stop the brutal killing of civilians.
Beijing plans to roll out China's tightest fuel standards by January 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported citing the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, as the smog-choked city aims to drastically cut vehicle emission.
Iran's specialized facilities and specialists on laboratory diagnosis are comparable to global standards, said Peyman Mohammadi Torbati, the scientific secretary of the 16th National Congress of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.