Today's political climate gives new EPA head Scott Pruitt a clear path to seriously cut back EPA enforcement – more than previous administrations.
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Glencore has admitted responsibility for air pollution in Mount Isa, but its latest report puts the onus on residents to minimise their exposure to lead contamination in their homes.
President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.
Other EU members don't want a neighbour that ignores air quality standards.
Science cannot ensure a sustainable future for the world’s population on its own. Artists are needed as well.
A century before the modern environmental era, experts realized that London's dirty air was corroding its new Parliament building. This insight led to some of the first air pollution laws.
Australia needs stronger policy aimed at curbing air pollution, but the options currently on the table fall short. For now, we could all aim to drive less and turn off the engine when the car is idle.
Infrared cameras are the technology of choice for detecting gas leaks across the US. New research shows that these cameras can be quite inaccurate, and leaks can persist without being detected.
Party poppers, candles and wood fires will get you feeling festive – and breathing pollution.
Will the evidence finally convince polluted cities to clean up their act?
Total emissions are coming down. But many people still live in cities with poor air quality.
Citizens and activists are using cheap off-the-shelf sensors to collect their own data on air pollution. It's a promising trend, but these devices have serious technical limitations.
Coal-fired power stations need to be closed within the next decade on health grounds. Here's why.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
Australia is lagging behind 35 other nations in ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury Pollution.
Cape Grim's air pollution station has recorded some of the biggest changes to the world's atmosphere over the past 40 years.
China has the world's second-largest economy, powered by cheap labor and cheap fossil fuel. But now Chinese urbanites want greener, healthier lifestyles. Can the government deliver them?
Air pollution from burning firewood and charcoal is the fourth-biggest killer in many countries.
Inexpensive cloth face masks, worn by many people in heavily polluted countries, offer only partial protection. Instead governments should warn people to avoid exposure and work to clear the air.