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Polluted Air Shortens Human Lifespans More Than Tobacco, Study Finds

India, other South Asian countries suffer biggest losses as China reverses damage; improvements often ‘driven by people’s demands’ (Wall Street Journal)

You’re doing it wrong: Recycling and other myths about tackling climate change

A slim majority of Americans think their individual actions can reduce the effects of climate change, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll. But do they know which actions are the most effective? Not quite.

The poll finds most people believe recycling has a lot or some impact on climate change. About three-quarters say not eating meat or dairy would have a little or no effect on climate change. Climate experts say they’re wrong on those and other counts. (Washington Post)