Global report reveals dire state of fisheries, worsening air pollution, ScienceDaily, 25 January 2016

According to the 2016 Environmental Performance Index, which provides a diagnostic tool for policymakers to evaluate and improve environmental performance, the world’s nations have expanded access to water and sanitation while creating more protected areas than ever before. However, countries have failed to reverse degradation of air quality and decline in fisheries.

Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor at Yale-NUS College and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and lead author of the 2016 Environmental Performance Index report noted that “While many environmental problems are the result of industrialization, our findings show that both poor and wealthy nations suffer from serious air pollution.”

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