Conflicting evidence means it's tough to tell whether trees helping to clear the air, or if green is not as good as we thought.
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Leaders in Jakarta want to tackle the haze crisis but they don't have much authority over corrupt local elites.
Smog over car-heavy Los Angeles.
Volkswagen's emissions cheat didn't just anger owners and regulators; the cost to human health from violating air quality rules exceeds US$100 million.
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If some good can come out of the Volkswagen scandal, it's that public will be more clued up about air pollution from cars.
Eleven million cars worldwide could be affected by the scandal.
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.
Traffic is one of the major sources of pollution worldwide, particularly in Asia’s packed cities.
Outdoor air pollution causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year, mainly in Asia. And without policies to cut particulate pollution from traffic, industry and home biofuels, the deaths could double by 2050.
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More than 3m people die from air pollution each year, according to a new study but China is awake to the problem.
Hold your breath.
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The poor air quality at major sporting events can have a damaging affect on athletes' performance and health.
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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.
It’s dirty work… and that’s only the visible dust.
Tiny nanoparticles emitted during building work can enter your lungs and bloodstream.
Plants can play a role in revealing air pollution.
Mosses and lichens have the ability to accumulate and retain air pollutants.
While many people in India live without electricity, it is looking less likely that Australian coal will supply it.
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"India needs Australian coal" is a view promoted by government and industry alike. But is there really a case for Australian coal in India? The evidence suggests not.
As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.
China's falling coal production suggests the world is waking up to the real cost of coal, calculated as $5.3 trillion in a report released this week.
Hold your breath.
New research has found a link between exposure to air pollutants during pregnancy and abnormalities in children's brains. But how at risk are we?
Should the EPA figure the cost of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for health reasons?
A Supreme Court case could undo a key piece of the Obama's environmental agenda, which hinges on whether the EPA should consider the costs of air pollution controls from coal plants.
Even the funkiest skyscrapers can’t stand out in the Beijing smog.
We've seen smog before, but never on this scale.
Do not inhale.
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