Most people don’t think of their stovetop as a health hazard—yet the natural gas-burning stoves and furnaces ubiquitous in US homes can produce a range of harmful pollutants including particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. NO2, the…
Living in polluted areas significantly ups the risk of dying from COVID-19, according to a
Polluted air caused nearly 500,000 babies to die prematurely last year–mostly in low- and middle-income countries,
Devastating wildfires have cloaked the US West Coast in filthy air that has now reached the East Coast and even Europe,
About 100 wildfires are currently raging across the western US, killing at least 16 people—a death toll likely to rise—and razing ~4.4 million acres so far,
The largest indigenous group in Colombia—the Wayuu—have long battled the multinational owners of the one of the world’s largest coal mines, which stands bang in the middle of their ancestral territory.
Some 40 million health workers have signed an open letter asking world leaders to ensure a “green recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Guardian reports.
On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the halting of human activity has left city air cleaner than it’s been in a long time and inspired wildlife to stake its claim to city streets, AP reports.
There’s 2 sides of the coin when it comes to air pollution and COVID-19. One the one hand, long-term lung damage from intense air pollution may worsen the disease, The Guardian reports.
A week after Pittsburgh declared racism a public health crisis, a blanket of particulate matter clouded the skies over Steel City. Relentless pollution saw the city’s air “deemed unsafe to breathe” for 3 months last year, and is one of many public health woes that…