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Air Pollution: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger
NEW DELHI: Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released on Thursday in The Lancet medical journal. The financial cost from pollution-related death, sickness and welfare is equally massive, the report says, costing some $4.6 trillion in annual losses — or about 6.2 percent of the global economy.
"There's been a lot of study of pollution, but it's never received the resources or level of attention as, say, AIDS or climate change," said epidemiologist Philip Landrigan, dean of global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and the lead author on the report.
The report marks the first attempt to pull together data on disease and death caused by all forms of pollution combined.
India  public  discovery  death 
17 hours ago by dchas
Sansûkh - determamfidd - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
The battle was over, and Thorin Oakenshield awoke, naked and shivering, in the Halls of his Ancestors.

The novelty of being dead fades quickly, and watching over his companions soon fills him with grief and guilt. Oddly, a faint flicker of hope arises in the form of his youngest kinsman, a Dwarf of Durin's line with bright red hair.

(Follows the story of the War of the Ring).

How in the world did I not have this bookmarked yet??
lotr  hobbit  bilbo/thorin  legolas/gimli  aragorn/arwen  kili/tauriel  angst  action  bamf  world!building  death  sad  funny  war  romance  revolution  thisisdifferent  teambeingawesome!fic  intrigue  pov  ptsd  post!death  au  slash  kickass  wip  epic  on!ao3 
yesterday by Severusslave
征服者 - 图书
征服者豆瓣评分:8.9 简介:通过“地中海史诗三部曲”(《1453》《海洋帝国》《财富之城》),《纽约时报》畅销书作家罗杰•克劳利确立了自己的地位:他是我们这一代研究欧洲伟大航海帝国的卓越历史学家,也是十字军东征之后东西方冲突领...
book  reading  portugal  war  discovery  history  death  lisbon 
yesterday by aries1988
Ammonia leak leads to local state of emergency in Kootenays
A BC community in the Kootenay region has declared a local state of emergency, and an evacuation order, for the next seven days.

Three people have died in the City of Fernie as a result of an ammonia leak in the local hockey arena.

As a result, all residents in homes and businesses between 9th and 13th streets, as well as Highway 3 to 6th Avenue, have been evacuated until Tuesday.

In a statement, Labour Minister Harry Bains about the fatalities within the community.

“The circumstances surrounding the accident at the Fernie Memorial Arena (FMA) are still under investigation, while HAZMAT teams [and WorkSafeBC] address a suspected ammonia leak.”
Canada  public  follow-up  death  ammonia 
2 days ago by dchas
Alone in This War
He went to sleep that night numb, Ori pressed against his back and Nori behind him, with the smell of death still around him and did not dream. When he woke up the air was clear, the sky still dark and he was bedded down in armor he had not been wearing. Pushing himself up too abruptly, he rubbed a hand over his eyes and looked around at the guard tower in Erebor where they had bedded down and waited for war to come to them. Thorin stood, framed against where the dawn was starting to appear, talking quietly to the raven and Dori could not breathe. His fingers were shaking against the cold stone and he could not catch his breath for Thorin stood alive in front of him, hair long and not matted down in blood, flesh and body whole.

(Groundhog Day AU in which Dori relives the Battle of Five Armies until he gets it right)
lotr  hobbit  timeloop  death  fixit  h/c  thorin/dori  fili/ori  wip  on!ao3 
2 days ago by Severusslave
good-bye by my side.|ゴトウケースケ|note
"「素直というか、実直というか。こういう時って大体、みんな自分の思う幸せな瞬間を言うんですよ」
「幸せな瞬間ですか?」
「そうです。好きな食べ物を飽きるまで食べるとか。友達と一緒にお酒を呑むとか。好きな映画をもう一度みるとか。そういう皆が幸せだなって思う瞬間を口走るんですよ」
「でも、それって普段でも出来るじゃん」
私はありのままの素直な意見を述べた。"

"「私は貴方の意見に賛成ですよ。死を考えだすと人は自分の幸せと向き合うんです。でもそれって何気ない平凡なものなんですよね。だから、答えてくれた皆にそこから踏み込んで、本当にそれで良いの、って聞くと、大抵の人が黙っちゃいます。結局、みんな本当の正解なんて持ってないんですよね」
「ただ単に何も知らないだけだよ。死と言うものを感じるに乏しいだけ」
「知らない事を知っていることが大切なんです」"

"立て掛け看板とビルの隙間から車のヘッドライトが私を照らす。
天使に迎えられ、光りの中に溶け込み、空からこの街を眺める時に、私は何を思うのだろう。誰を想うのだろう。"
life  novel  death 
2 days ago by incep
Three dead in ammonia leak
The city of Fernie has confirmed that three people have died following an ammonia leak at the local hockey arena.

Several rescue crews, including a hazmat team, are now on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena. Officials added that the site has been secured, but crews are not yet able to safely enter the facility. All homes in the area bordered by 9th Street, 13th Street, Highway 3 and 6th Avenue were included in the evacuation.

Evacuees are being asked to check in at the Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre at 562 3 Avenue. The nearby Red Apple, 7-11 and Trinity Lodge have also been evacuated.

CIMCO Refrigeration is on scene assisting city crews, and the city is working to acquire additional specialized resources to deal with the hazardous situation.

Several streets surrounding the arena have been shut down, and the public has been asked to avoid the area. As soon as they become available, this story will be updated.
Canada  public  release  death  ammonia 
3 days ago by dchas
Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting
Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse.
netcritique  mobile  transportation  death  safety  articles  stats  usa 
3 days ago by mikael
Wheat Dust Allergy Leads to Worker Death
When introducing a new chemical or raw material into the work environment, a risk assessment must be completed to eliminate or reduce workers’ exposure.

At the National Safety Congress in Indianapolis, OSHA investigators presented some of their most interesting cases. For Allen Grisar, Region V OSHA compliance officer, one of the most unexpected cases he has come across happened at a company involved in grain processing for the malting industry.

In September 2014, a worker, who had been with the company for four years, developed asthma and subsequently died from a severe asthma attack at the facility. His job role involved transferring grains to malt practices.

The company had introduced wheat and barley into its malting operations just months prior to the incident. Just four months before his death, the worker had a severe asthma attack on the clock, which was treated at work.

 “Company did not conduct an incident investigation or send worker for further evaluation after May 2014,” Grisar told attendees.

The OSHA investigation discovered many issues that the led to the fatality. First, preplacement medical exam were not provided to contract clinicians conducting respiratory clearance examinations, he said.
us_IN  industrial  follow-up  death  other_chemical 
3 days ago by dchas

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