A new study suggests climate change will cause changes to patterns of ground-level ozone and smog – two deadly pollutants set to increase deaths by about 260,000 worldwide by the end of the century.
Many new housing developments are being built along busy roads and rail lines, but lack design features that would reduce occupants' exposure to harmful traffic pollution.
High costs, poor performance, a lack of manufacturing capabilities and local perceptions prevent biodegradable bags from taking root in Kenya.
In November 2016, smog in New Delhi was 16 times above safe levels. An Indian researcher dug into the data to find out why, and how India can keep its capital breathing safely.
Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for New Delhi, a city that could easily tackle its water crisis with greater effort.
Australia needs to 'embrace uncertainty' on the future of transport, with flexible, holistically focused policy.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
More than 200 mayors have committed their cities to stick with the Paris climate deal no matter what the US does. Electric vehicles offer a promising route to making good on that pledge.
Globalised drug manufacturing is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
What causes cancer? A scary truth might be that we have created an environment for it. An anthropologist's search for answers to her own diagnosis raises questions for all of us.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Kenya has abundant energy options like solar, and geothermal that are cheaper than coal. A proposed new coal plant could become a 'stranded asset'.
Regulation can't keep up with the thousands of harmful chemicals that wash down our drains. Rather, companies should take responsibility for their products – before they hit the market.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
A new study shows that the way humpback whales choose their habitats is affected by humans.
New research shows that importing goods from low-wage countries has helped US manufacturers shift production to less-polluting industries, produce less waste and spend less on pollution control.
Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris ... In recent months, major French cities have experienced severe pollution spikes. How is this threat to health and the environment assessed?
Research shows thyroid hormone, which is required for brain development in all vertebrates, is severely affected by chemicals present in our everyday cleaning products, clothing and cookware.
It's a decade since US beekeepers first noticed that their bees were mysteriously dying. Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around.
Developed nations need to stop telling smoggy cities to clean up their act and start critiquing their own consumption habits.