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.
A growing body of research suggests that gas stoves can pose health risks, especially for people with respiratory ailments.
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Natural gas has been marketed for decades as a clean fuel, but a growing body of research shows that gas stoves can contribute significantly to indoor air pollution, as well as climate change.
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Every year, air pollution kills 2,600 Australians. Australia’s new climate policy regime must account for this and other harms climate change wreaks on society.
Bad air pollution and extreme heat each raise health risks, but they’re worse combined.
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The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
Savanna grasslands are burnt early in the dry season to reduce the chance of large fires later. But it’s making air pollution worse.
Indonesian fire fighters extinguish a fire in a land next to residence in Pekanbaru, Riau province on September 13, 2019. The blazes spread smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact on global warming.
Wildfires are intensifying, yet they’re one of the most poorly understood phenomena on Earth. New research shows that they can disturb both regional and global climate.
Smokestacks at the coal-fired Mountaineer power plant in New Haven, West Virginia.
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In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere filled with carbon dioxide.
New catalytic converters can remove toxic chemicals from the exhaust fumes of combustion-engine cars.
A farmer works with his tractor in front of the Kusile Power Station located in eMalahleni. In Gauteng province residents can sometimes smell the pollution coming from this direction.
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Johannesburg occasionally smells like rotten eggs. The wind brings the smell from the east or the southeast, where most industries are located.