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
Tags: health climate-change pollution asthma models air-pollution heat india temperature lung-disease heatwave air-quality south-asia heatstroke
Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
June 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: pollution disability braille uber autonomous-vehicles transportation safety technology self-driving-vehicles wheelchairs lyft americans-with-disabilities-act-ada waymo transportation-safety
Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health public-health cities covid-19 coronavirus pollution transport insurance population discrimination commuting urban community
Here's how microplastics from your clothes end up in the deep sea.
April 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: pollution microplastics marine-ecosystems deep-sea ocean-currents marine-plastic-litter seafloor
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: pollution smoking data air-pollution emissions smoke clean-air-act regulations charts respiratory-health
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