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Current Event September 2, 2016

Debate: Which is More Important: Development or Preventing Pollution?

New Delhi, India has some of the the most polluted air in the world. Levels of pollution reached hazardous levels many days of the year. For the people of New Delhi, this has meant an increase in health problems such as asthma and other sicknesses. As India’s growth continues, it consumes more energy, which creates pollution. This story illustrates the balance between economic growth and the health threats of pollution produced by all this growth.

Climate Change Air Pollution Health Economy

Story Length: 5:05

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AIR DATE: 05/13/2016

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