As a national average, culled from 315 different testing sites, Independence Day fireworks introduce 42 percent more pollutants into the air than are found on a normal day.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that his country will take new steps to address their growing air pollution problem. Speaking from Delhi, Modi said the Indian government will begin monitoring air quality in 10 cities,…
Children living among rubbish and human waste are especially susceptible to diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top killers of children under 5 worldwide. In this photo essay from Reuters, photographers capture “playgrounds” built among landfills and junkyards, and children swimming…
By Rebecca Lee
More cities in India have "extremely high levels" of air pollution than in China, the Economist reports.
By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation…
By Rialda Zukic
The 34th Beijing International Marathon went on as scheduled Sunday despite heavy smog polluting the city as competitors raced to the finish line wearing face masks and sponges.
By News Desk
Toldeo’s mayor says the city’s tap water is safe to drink, lifting a ban that has affected nearly 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan since Saturday. Mayor D. Michael Collins lifted the ban at a Monday morning news…
By Deepashri Varadharajan
Pollution causes three times as many deaths as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined, according to a Global Alliance on Health and Pollution analysis released this week.
By Dina Cappiello, Kevin Begos, Associated Press
HOMER CITY, Pa. — Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation's dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of "immediate and devastating" consequences from the Obama administration's push to clean up pollution from coal. Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide…
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