Open fires and poorly balanced pots are also hazardous to the families that use them.
The number of people using mainly polluting fuels in sub-Saharan Africa is rising at an alarming rate and is due to exceed 1 billion people by 2025.
A high court judge said the Environment Agency was failing to fulfil its legal duty to protect the public.
Prickly hedges will help clean our air.
Prickly hedges capture large amounts of carbon dioxide, and are great homes for insects.
The World Health Organization has halved its recommended limit for particulate pollution.
New Delhi has had days with air pollution levels nearly 30 times the old World Health Organization guidelines.
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It’s the World Health Organization’s first update of global air quality guidelines since 2005. We know far more today about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.
Road pricing could be introduced to reduce congestion.
National road pricing systems are being proposed, but what are the options?
Fine particles in air pollution contribute to the deaths of 36,000 people each year in the UK.
Interstate 980 cuts off West Oakland, Calif., at top, from other Oakland neighborhoods.
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Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Vintage leaded petrol pumps on an old garage forecourt in the UK.
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The world recently celebrated the end of leaded petrol, as sales ceased in Algeria.
For almost 100 years, Sudbury’s community and environment were blanketed in sulfur dioxide and metals released from the smelting of nickel ore.
Sudbury was once known as one of the world’s most polluted cities. But it transformed itself with the help of the mining industry.
Low-cost air-ventilation systems have been installed in many classrooms across the U.S. to help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
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Air-ventilation upgrades have been badly needed in U.S. classrooms since long before the pandemic. Low-tech filtration systems that cost about the same as a textbook per student can make a big difference.
Smoke obscures the sun over Prince George, B.C., in 2021.
Smoke has long cast shadows across the skies in the northern hemisphere. Our aversion to smoke has influenced the way we’re willing to deal with the rising risk of wildfires.
Ozone pollution is on the rise, and it’s getting into people’s homes.
As cities have opened up after lockdown, people are finding themselves stuck in traffic jams
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We are at a tipping point between high-carbon transport and a new world of fewer cars and more walking and cycling.
Lead pollution may have wider ranging adverse effects on health than previously thought.
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Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
A woman uses a scarf to cover her mouth to protect against air pollution as she walks on street in Beijing in 2016.
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Earnings management is one of those genteel business terms that looks a lot less innocent the more you study it.
Planting a hedge can boost biodiversity, tackle noise, air and soil pollution and help towards meeting carbon emissions targets.
Electric cars charging at Washington, DC’s Union Station.
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Electric cars offer benefits for low-income and minority drivers, including cleaner air and lower maintenance costs. But it will take more than rebates on new models to make EVs accessible for all.
A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.
Reduced traffic during lockdowns led to decreases in air pollution in many major cities in Europe.
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While most areas experienced a reduction in air pollution in response to lockdown measures, other areas saw only small improvements or even an air quality deterioration.