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Air Pollution: Local is Global

Ambient air pollution is a major threat to health and climate. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Around 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Do you live in a community impacted by air pollution? If so, are there any local efforts to educate the community about the causes of air pollution and its impacts? What are some of the successes and challenges you've had? Read about an effort taking place in Utah in the United States which combines environmental science, art, and savvy marketing in this blog post: