图片: LIC/Flickr 无论采用何种方法度量,空气污染造成的影响都很惊人。最新研究显示,全世界空气污染使得普通人的平均预期寿命缩短了1.8岁,也是导致全球每年约880万人早逝的主要原因——这一数字是之前估测数字的两倍,空气污染因此而成为当今世界人口死亡的主要致因之一。

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Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person...

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Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average...

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