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Air pollution killed half a million babies across globe in 2019
Air pollution last year caused the premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life, with most of the infants being in the developing world, data shows.
IMF chief economist expects slow global recovery with pandemic not under control
Global economic recovery is going to be slow as long as the COVID-19 pandemic is not under control, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath has said, calling for multilateral efforts to contain the virus.
Global economy's recovery hinges on stimulus, virus battle, officials say
Global finance leaders said the world economy had escaped a coronavirus-triggered collapse so far, but warned that failure to conquer the pandemic, maintain stimulus and tackle mounting debt among poor nations could crush a fragile recovery.
Global demand for PPE, especially in US, fuels China's exports: WSJ
China's exports globally benefited both from its ability to reopen factories faster than other countries and its ability to provide massive amounts of the products needed to fight the novel coronavirus, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Global net zero emissions goal would require $1-2 trillion a year investment: Study
Achieving net zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated $1 trillion-$2 trillion a year of additional investments, or one percent to 1.5 percent of global gross domestic product, a report by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) said on Wednesday.
Deutsche Bank: Global economy has a long road ahead before reaching pre-pandemic levels
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across many countries and even making a resurgence in some, the global economic recovery phase continues to be pushed back even further.
2020 global tourism expected to drop 57% amid tighter border controls
Global international travel demand is expected to drop 57 percent in 2020, dented by tighter border controls and quarantine measures imposed in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak, according to a British research firm.
Global warming changing insect communities in the Arctic
Experts at the University of Helsinki, Finland, are describing how insect communities are transforming in the Arctic as a result of climate change. The researchers have investigated the presence of small yet important insect predators known as parasitoids.
Vaccine confidence volatile, vulnerable to misinformation, global study finds
Political polarization and online misinformation are threatening vaccination programs worldwide, with public trust volatile and varying widely between countries, according to a global vaccine confidence study.
Trees living fast die young: Global analysis
A global analysis revealed for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast-growing trees have shorter lifespans. This international study further calls into question predictions that greater tree growth means greater carbon storage in forests in the long term.
Australia recession adds to global economic virus woes
Australia has fallen into recession for the first time in three decades and Brazil's economy shrank by almost 10 percent because of the coronavirus, leaving China as the only major nation still recording economic growth during the pandemic.
Coronavirus cost global tourism $320b in just five months
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced that the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have battered the industry and cost a shocking $320 billion just from January to May, a signal of the devastating losses seen in the industry as much of the world remains at home as much as possible, forbes.com reported.
Global growth potential tumbles as jobless spikes: Fitch
Global potential economic growth is set to drop in coming years due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, amid a rise in unemployment and a cooling of investment by companies, according to Fitch Ratings Ltd.
Global methane emissions rising due to oil and gas, agriculture: Studies
US oil and gas drilling along with agricultural production worldwide are driving up global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, two new studies show.
WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 230,000
The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

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