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Canada has third highest global rate of new childhood asthma cases from traffic pollution

The equivalent of 11,000 new cases of childhood asthma a day occur worldwide due to toxic air from traffic, researchers say, while Canada has the third highest rate in the world, trailing only Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Toronto is also among the top 10 cities with the highest number of asthma cases among children.

Trump the environmentalist? The president’s 2020 campaign might start touting climate victories

Yes, you read that correctly: According to recent reporting from McClatchy, Trump’s 2020 strategy has a climate component. Of course, the Trump campaign did its standard about-face in response to the reporting that it had seemingly confirmed earlier, calling it “100 per cent fake news.” Is Trump warming up the idea of climate action? Not quite.