A federal judge has ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people who are living near freeways, saying their health is at risk from pollution and the coronavirus.
By Robert Jablon, Associated Press
As much of the globe continues to stay home to practice social distancing, vibrant cities have gone quiet, and animals are freer to roam. The rare absence of human activity grants us a special glimpse of what the world might…
By Jeffrey Brown, Lorna Baldwin
As more and more people stay at home during the pandemic, millions of vehicles are no longer on the roads and the skies are comparatively free of airplanes. Many other human activities that cause air pollution also have been scaled…
By Christopher Booker
In our news wrap Monday, at least three people died and dozens were wounded after new battles broke out between anti-government protesters and security forces in Iraq. Demonstrators clogged Baghdad’s streets and threw rocks at security forces, who fired live…
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Increasingly intense wildfires are scorching forests from California to Australia and stoking concern among residents and health professionals about long-term health impacts from smoke exposure.
By Associated Press
Air pollution in northern India peaks in the winter due to smoke from agricultural fires. The smoke mixes with vehicle emissions and construction dust.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
A toxic brew lingers in the skies over India, created by everything from agricultural burning to industrial pollution. Cars are also a major contributor, with roughly 1400 vehicles added to the roads daily. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro examined…
In our news wrap Monday, a New York federal appeals court ruled President Trump’s 2011 tax returns must be turned over to state prosecutors, as part of an investigation into payments to two women claiming affairs with Trump. Also, Iran…
By Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press
Authorities restricted many private vehicles from taking to the roads of India's capital on Monday amid the public health crisis.
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