Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Citizen scientists have helped researchers track the changing environment during the pandemic.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has produced long-lasting toxic pollution, from 1860s California to modern Peru
Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
May 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Yes, poor air quality is bad for your health – but beware simplistic correlations with COVID-19.
May 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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As lockdowns ease off, there is a danger that the old city traffic jams will soon be back with a vengeance.
May 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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From Nairobi to Los Angeles, pandemic lockdowns have cleared pollution from the skies. But those blue vistas may be temporary, and shutdowns aren't slowing climate change.
May 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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Simultaneous air pollution and extreme heat events will "increase in frequency by 175% by 2050" in Southeast Asia, a report finds.
April 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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"It's as if I magically implemented our most ambitious emissions reduction policies," says Lucy Hutyra, on cleaner air following COVID-19 directives.
April 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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As lockdowns have came into effect around the world, air pollution has plummeted.
April 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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