Secondhand smoke may come from many miles away.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Smoke from recent bushfires has shrouded major Australian cities.
Bushfire smoke accumulating over Australian cities contains a complex chemical mix which does all sorts of things to the human body.
Throughout history, Australian bushfires have spread smoke over our cities. But this time it’s different.
This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
People in Sydney have this week been donning face masks. But they’re unlikely to prevent smoke inhalation.
With smoke haze this week at its most hazardous level yet, people on Australia's east coast have been taking precautions to protect their health. But some methods are more effective than others.
Smoke is blanketing Australia’s most populated city, making it impossibly to ignore the reality of climate change.
Fuming, burnt out, drained. Can our smoky cities spark a change in the political atmosphere?
Active fire hotspots detected by S-NPP/VIIRS on September 7 2019.
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.
The aftermath of a bushfire at Holsworthy, New South Wales.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
Wood smoke may smell good, but it is not good for you.
The smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contributes to air pollution and poor health.
An image from the International Space Station captures plumes of smoke from California wildfires on August 4, 2018.
Haze from Northern California wildfires has drifted as far east as Philadelphia. Wildfire smoke contains many potentially toxic substances, so anyone exposed to it should take basic precautions.
High intensity logging burns and the resulting smoke plume near Mount Baw Baw, April 2018
Photo Chris Taylor.
Every autumn Victoria copes with smoke haze from planned burns that reduce bushfire risk, but a large part of that pollution actually comes from industrial logging activity.
Flames and smoke shroud State Route 33 as a wildfire burns in Ventura, California, Dec. 5, 2017.
Daniel Dreifuss via AP
Intense wildfires in southern California are triggering air quality alerts. Health experts know surprisingly little about how inhaling smoke affects human health, especially over the long term.
Wildfire creates an orange glow in a view from a hilltop Oct. 13, 2017, in Geyserville, California.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Wildfires in California have triggered a public health emergency. One threat is smoke inhalation: Some air readings have registered pollution levels comparable to bad air days in Beijing or Mumbai.
Smoke from deliberately lit forest fires is destroying the health of Southeast Asians, and looks set to be a yearly event.
Look at satellite images from Southeast Asia this week and you will see large areas of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore blanketed by dense plumes of smoke. These smoke plumes have severely degraded ground-level…
A bushfire smoke plume visible from Park Beach in Forcett, south-east of Hobart.
The bushfires currently raging across south-eastern Australia have, once again, focused national attention on the risks they pose for the community. The immediate concerns, naturally, are the direct impacts…
Cutting wood smoke reduces deaths, research from University of Tasmania shows. The study suggests regulating air pollution…
Nice when a few sandstone houses get smoking, but what are people breathing in bigger rural towns where wood stoves are common?
Winter in many Australian country towns is accompanied by a pall of smoke from wood-fired heaters that lasts from late afternoon to the following morning. In larger towns and cities burning wood has been…