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.
The quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.
But the most effective measures will be unpopular.
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.
Party poppers, candles and wood fires will get you feeling festive – and breathing pollution.
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.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
Africa has largely been ignored when it comes to official global air quality programmes. Yet low-income countries like many of those in Africa are particularly affected by air pollution.
U.S. states need to put in place new ozone air quality standards, but how they are measured – based on peak ozone – doesn't always best reflect a city's overall air quality.
The main mayoral candidates agree air quality is a huge issue, but disagree on policies.
Cutting-edge urban foresters argue not only for the intrinsic value of trees but also for the many economic and health benefits.
Moulds and fungi have been living with us for thousands of years - you just might not think about them until they become a problem.
The Paris climate summit yielded a pact to reduce air pollutants that contribute to global warming but missed a chance to address the interlinked effects of agriculture and climate.
The US has stricter ozone rules but the limits lag guidelines set by some other countries and more coordination in regulation is needed to address air pollution globally.
Volkswagen's cheating allowed its vehicles to pass rigorous emissions testing, giving customers maximum driving performance at the cost of the environment and our health.
More than 3m people die from air pollution each year, according to a new study but China is awake to the problem.
Solutions from London or Los Angeles won't necessarily work in Lagos or Kinshasa as in Africa cars are only one part of the problem.
Scientists build network of inexpensive air monitors to track emissions with fine-grained spatial detail – an alternative to satellites or pricey land-based CO2 monitors.
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.