Rocket launches release hazardous pollutants in the atmosphere’s upper layers.
The UK space launch failed but it succeeded in releasing hazardous pollutants to multiple layers of the atmosphere.
Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.
Homes that survived the Marshall Fire didn’t come through unscathed.
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Noxious smells and blowing ash initially made the homes unlivable. But even after their homes were cleaned, some residents still reported health effects months later.
How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?, 2022, Tomás Saraceno. Courtesy the artist with thanks to Arachnophilia, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Mona/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy Studio Tomás Saraceno and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This new exhibition at Hobart’s Mona captures Tomás Saraceno’s collaborations with research institutes.
Roughly 2 million people use the London Underground each day.
New research reveals that the London Underground is polluted with small particles which may carry negative health effects for humans.
Some air-cleaning devices release pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen oxides.
According to Mayor of London Saadiq Khan, expanding the ULEZ will ‘ensure 5 million more Londoners can breathe cleaner air’.
To achieve radical improvements in air quality, the ULEZ expansion must be coupled with better public transport and more spaces for pedestrians.
A high air pollution warning was issued for London on this day in January 2022.
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A new report by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer sets out what must happen.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
As the planet heats up, air pollution is getting worse.
In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Rising pollution on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, India.
The best way to cut air pollution is to burn less fossil fuel.
Proper waste management can save lives and create wealth. Photo by James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket.
The decision by African ministers of environment to end open waste burning will not only save lives but also open up new income streams.
Using unsafe fuels for domestic cooking is a major contributor to carbon emissions in Togo.
Togo can take bold actions to reduce climate change emissions and also improve the health of its citizens.
Trucks line up to load and unload at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California.
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As California goes on regulating air pollution, other states often follow – including the Golden State’s ambitious goals for cleaning up emissions from trucking.
Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Aug. 14, 2021.
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Brown carbon refers to a range of pollutants found in smoke from wildfires. They can contribute to global warming before they undergo a process that alters their chemical properties.
Amazon workers sort packages for delivery on East 14th Street in New York City, July 12, 2022.
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The rise of e-commerce means billions of packages are delivered in the US each year. That creates traffic and pollution, but urban freight researchers are finding better way to get goods to customers.
The air that arrives at Kennaook is said to be some of the cleanest in the world. I set up my camera and tripod, and started filming.
An air scrubber in a classroom at the E.N. White School in Holyoke, Mass.
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A lot of federal money is now available for making school buildings healthier. Two environmental health experts explain how school districts can best use it.
Lake Eyre Basin contains one of the few pristine river systems left in the world. But new research shows oil and gas activity is extending its tentacles into these fragile environments.
More EV charging hookups in public locations like garages and parking lots would prompt more drivers of color to buy EVs.
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Reducing air pollution from cars and light trucks would pay big health dividends for low-income and minority communities. A new survey shows how to get more drivers of color into electric vehicles.