Day: October 6, 2021

New W.H.O. Guidelines Underscore An Air Pollution Crisis

On September 22nd, the World Health Organization updated its Global Air Quality Guidelines, cutting its recommended limits for air pollution. Suggested levels for key pollutants – like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide – were considerably reduced. The change comes as accumulating evidence points to air pollution’s adverse health

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Protest In Sudan Broken Up By Tear Gas

This week, security forces in Sudan used tear gas to break up a demonstration in the capital supporting a civilian-led transition to democracy. Al Jazeera reports that 20,000 protestors chanted “the army is Sudan’s army, not Burhan’s,” referring to General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of Sudan’s military and its

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Kabul Mosque Bombing Rattles Fragile Stability

Several people have been killed in a bombing outside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, reported BBC news. The Taliban’s interior ministry spokesperson was quoted saying that at least five civilians had died.  The attack is the first major explosion in Kabul since the Taliban swept to power over

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