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Study explores the health and economic burden of air pollution

Air pollution, a primary environmental risk factor, poses a significant health and financial burden to countries. In China, rapid economic growth has resulted in severely deteriorated air quality and a significant financial ...

Marine heat waves affecting little penguin population

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found marine heat waves are affecting the breeding, diet and population size of little penguins along Western Australia's coast.

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Population ageing

Population ageing or population aging (see English spelling differences) occurs when the median age of a country or region rises. With the exception of 18 countries termed by the United Nations 'demographic outliers' (see the Ud 2005 Human Development Report) this process is taking place in every country and region across the globe.

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