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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution


    The results of a 2016 Health and Air Pollution study have been released revealing that air pollution contributes to more than three-thousand premature deaths in a year.

    Invercargill tops the death-rate rankings for air pollution from vehicle exhaust and domestic fires and industry combined.

    Environment Southland chair Nicol Horrell says this is an eye opener...showing nationwide, that vehicle pollution is, in a lot of cases, twice as deadly as domestic burning.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Soccer:
    Manchester United lose 4-0 away to Brentford to go bottom of the Premier League 11:19

    Golf:
    American JJ Spaun has a one shot lead after the third round of the opening PGA Tour playoff event in Memphis 11:09

    Tennis:
    Simona Halep has beaten American Jessica Pegula 2-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the Canadian Open WTA tennis final in Toronto 10:49

    International:
    In the Greek islands, the Antikythera shipwreck yields statues, human teeth and the missing head of Hercules 10:29

    Rugby:
    Argentina crushes the Wallabies 48-17 in the Rugby Championship, All Blacks stun Springboks in Johannesburg 10:29

    Law and Order:
    A US district attorney's office has provided an update on Salman Rushdie's injuries 10:28

    Rugby:
    All Blacks coach Ian Foster is praising the performance of his trio of inexpereinced props who helped nullify the Springboks up front in the 35-23 Rugby Championship win at Ellis Park 10:09

    Living & Travel:
    Farewell Fooey: Guardian of the ABC's PNG bureau, a friend to correspondents and an enemy of stray cats 10:09

    Motoring:
    An Auckland e-scooter rider has been tossed into the air in a horrifying crash with a car overnight 10:09

    Auckland:
    Four people are in hospital after a one-car crash on Auckland's Northern Motorway 9:28


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