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Thousands of children evacuated following pollution crisis on Ukraine-Crimea border

A strange mist blew into one town, residents said. There and elsewhere, people noticed that metal items like children’s swings were rusting, and they felt a shortness of breath. Fields turned black.  Pollution has been blowing across the de facto border between Russian-controlled Crimea and mainland Ukraine since August, prompting authorities to evacuate about 4,000 children from towns and villages on both sides of the border.  Read more...



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