Based on the statistics, three million premature deaths occur each year because of the intoxicating air that we breathe.
Air Pollution Rises at 8%, study Finds
The rising air pollution in urban cities is hurting millions worlwide, and it is worst in poorer countries, WHO notes. Those people effected usually succumb to death because of respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung cancer.
ccording to authorities, one major contributor of haze and air pollution is the palm oil production in the Asian region. But lately, a drop in oil production means that the authorities are firm and serious about fighting air pollution in the region.
According to the American Lung Association (ALA), more than half of the American population resides in "unhealthy hot spots." Are you one of them?
With the increase of air pollutants in our environment sometimes we tend to just stay at the comfort of our home, but a new study shows that the air we breathe inside are home is oftentimes more polluted than the air outside.
China deploys drones to locations like factories that could possibly be emitting tons of polluted air. The drones were sent out to spy on polluting industries.
Climate change is a global issue that is urgently needed to be addressed carefully and with haste due to its major impact on the environment and our health.
As part of the new system to issue warnings for pollution levels, Beijing, China for the first time issued a red alert. Schools have closed.
Fireworks and bonfires may be a fun way to celebrate national holidays, but the smoke and other particles emitted into the atmosphere can reduce visibility by 25 percent. Visibility can be further reduced when humidity is high and particles absorb more moisture.
Orangutans and other rare species on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo are endanagered, in large part due to commercial plam oil cultivation. In the last decade alone, orangutan populations have declined by 50 percent as the result of habitat loss and smoke-related deaths.
After experiencing days when the Eiffel Tower is obscured by smog, Paris' mayor declared a recent car-free day. An outside organization reported that exhaust emissions were cut by nearly 40 percent, despite the fact that cars were kept from driving only in the city center.
People who travel along busy roads to get to work are at a higher risk of being exposed to traffic related air pollution than those that take the longer, less congested route, say researchers.
A new study found that coal ash produced from three major U.S. coal-producing basins contains highly radioactive contaminants.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.