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WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
If you live in a city, odds are you're dealing with unhealthy levels of pollution, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.
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Brexit will make us richer. That's why Leave could still win

Brexit will make us richer. That's why Leave could still win | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
RT @DominicFrisby: Brexit will make us richer. That's why Leave could still win | via @telebusiness https://t.co/QdyvVh1Pg2
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TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak 'shows risks of EU-US deal' - BBC News

TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak 'shows risks of EU-US deal' - BBC News | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Leaked documents from EU-US trade talks reveal a risk to European standards, says Greenpeace - but EU officials strongly reject the claim.
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Google's Paris headquarters raided as part of €1.6b tax fraud investigation

Google's Paris headquarters raided as part of €1.6b tax fraud investigation | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Google is one of several multi-national corporations that have come under fire in Europe for paying extremely low taxes by shifting revenue across borders in a complex web of financial arrangements.
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OECD Forum 2016: Productive economies, Inclusive societies

OECD Forum 2016: Productive economies, Inclusive societies | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Forum 2016, entitled Productive economies, Inclusive societies will be organised around the 3 cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: inclusive growth and productivity, innovation and the digital economy, and international collaboration for...
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Will anyone break the Premier League’s top-four monopoly any time soon? | David Hytner

Will anyone break the Premier League’s top-four monopoly any time soon? | David Hytner | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United have all but sown up the top-four places this season and their financial muscle and squad strength mean they will be hard to dislodge
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People continue to injure themselves on excessive alcohol and drugs ... or a 50 cent piece

People continue to injure themselves on excessive alcohol and drugs ... or a 50 cent piece | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
NO wonder they call it the silly season and it just gets worse on the weekend.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, December 14, 2014 5:58 PM

Dr Gordian Fulde's regular summary of AOD-related weekend presentations at the St Vincents ED. What's with the coins? Is that a thing now?

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Smokers turning more to illicit tobacco - FT.com

Smokers turning more to illicit tobacco - FT.com | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
UK smokers, fed up with constant price rises, are turning to smuggled and counterfeit tobacco in greater numbers than ever before, according to research.

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Sporting bodies are 'in alcohol industry's pocket' - Irish Times

Sporting bodies are 'in alcohol industry's pocket' - Irish Times | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Irish Times Sporting bodies are 'in alcohol industry's pocket' Irish Times Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with Alcohol Action Ireland: it was with “typical arrogance” that the alcohol industry, “and those in receipt of...
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Taxes on tobacco will hurt revenues - The Sun

Taxes on tobacco will hurt revenues - The Sun | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Taxes on tobacco will hurt revenues
The Sun
Of course, it is politically safe to target a minority group. It's a way to bring in more revenue without risking reelection ambitions. But there is a contradiction.
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The climate change and its impact on democracy

The climate change and its impact on democracy | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
We need to decouple economic progress from fossil fuels if we are to survive as a species.
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Bad Earth: the human cost of pollution in China – in pictures

Bad Earth: the human cost of pollution in China – in pictures | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
This series of images shows the extent of China’s pollution problems and the human toll of exponential growth on local communities in China’s vast and severely damaged northern region
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Say goodbye to 10-packs of cigarettes and hello to bland packaging

Say goodbye to 10-packs of cigarettes and hello to bland packaging | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Any smokers.. (UK) remember from THIS FRIDAY..
ALL CIGARETTES TO HAVE PLAIN PACKAGING
10 pack of cigs........... https://t.co/jmJITK71R0
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Britain faces a 'recession of its own making' if we vote for Brexit, David Cameron and George Osborne warn

Britain faces a 'recession of its own making' if we vote for Brexit, David Cameron and George Osborne warn | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Telegraph: Britain faces a 'recession of its own making' if we vote for Brexit, David Cameron and George Osbo... https://t.co/tjd6fxhpjh
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Western do-gooders need to resist the allure of 'exotic problems'

Western do-gooders need to resist the allure of 'exotic problems' | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Problems in countries far from home can somehow seem far easier to solve, says Courtney Martin. Far better to lean in and embrace complexity
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that you are a 22-year-old college student in Kampala, Uganda.
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How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich

How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
The Great Enrichment of the past two centuries has one primary source: the liberation of ordinary people to pursue their dreams of economic betterment
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Greens push to ban 'unhealthy ads' from TV during kids' viewing times

Greens push to ban 'unhealthy ads' from TV during kids' viewing times | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
The Greens will seek to ban advertisements for alcohol, gambling and junk food on TV during sporting matches and other kids' viewing times.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, April 12, 2015 7:38 PM

Citing Richard Di Natale and Mike Daube.

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Energy drinks can trigger sudden heart attacks, even if you're healthy

Energy drinks can trigger sudden heart attacks, even if you're healthy | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Too many energy drinks can trigger sudden heart attacks even in healthy people, according to scientists who warned parents to watch how many cans their children consume.

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Experts argue that while the ban would result in the illegal distillation of alcohol and black marketing, it could also lead to many drinkers switching to dangerous drugs

Experts argue that while the ban would result in the illegal distillation of alcohol and black marketing, it could also lead to many drinkers switching to dangerous drugs | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Experts argue that while the ban would result in the illegal distillation of alcohol and black marketing, it could also lead to many drinkers switching to dangerous drugs

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Croydon could ban new fast-food outlets due to obesity crisis

Croydon could ban new fast-food outlets due to obesity crisis | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
The opening of new fast-food outlets could be banned in a borough suffering an obesity crisis. (http://t.co/rdz1yMJEVW)
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ProfessorHS's curator insight, April 13, 2014 1:10 PM

An effective way of solving the negative externalities associated with fast-food?

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Would a legal rhino horn trade stem poaching? - The Guardian (blog)

Would a legal rhino horn trade stem poaching? - The Guardian (blog) | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Would a legal rhino horn trade stem poaching?
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Why can't we quit fossil fuels?

Why can't we quit fossil fuels? | Economics News and Data | Scoop.it
Despite the clean technology of the past decade, we continue to extract and burn fossil fuels more than ever before (#Ending #Crony #Capitalism Despite the clean technology of the past decade, we continue 2 extract & burn fossil fuels
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