Don’t Have AC? Here’s How to Stay Cool & Unboiled This Summer
Let fresh linen sheets, a Dyson air conditioner-purifier, and a wearable fan teach you how to stay cool without AC this summer.
The Best Air Purifiers for Wildfire Season
The time to buy an air purifier is now. An expert explains what to look for when picking one.
Rotten Eggs, Paint, and Garbage: What Environmental Racism Smells Like
Neighborhoods of color across the country are coping with horrible smells—and their health impacts. It’s racism on full display.
Inspiring! Canada’s Air Quality Is Some of the Worst in the World
Wildfires in western Canada, the United States, and northern Ontario are causing smoky conditions in Canada’s major cities.
Portland Has the Worst Air Quality in the World Thanks to the West Coast Fires
Anything over 300 on the Air Quality Index is considered "actively hazardous." Portland's at 455.
Cleaner Air Because of Coronavirus Lockdowns Is Saving Thousands of Lives
The virus has killed 130,000 people in Europe, but the drop in air pollution has saved 11,000, according to a new study.
Here Are the Places Where Air Pollution Shortens More Lives Than Smoking
A new study compares the range of things that reduce life expectancy.
Australia's Smoke-Filled Air Is Quietly Killing People
For weeks Australian cities have been experiencing air pollution worse than Beijing's. This is harming far more people than the actual fires.
'Cancer Alley' Residents Are Trying to Stop a Huge Plastics Plant from Being Built on the Graves of Slaves
“Our community cannot handle another chemical plant.”
Delhi Is Taking Cars Off the Road Because the City's Become a 'Gas Chamber'
Air pollution levels are still eight times higher than the maximum safe level.
Delhi’s Air Pollution Is Now so Bad That a Public Health Emergency Has Been Declared
In the city that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refers to as a “gas chamber”, schools are being temporarily shut down, while a ban has been imposed on construction activity and bursting of firecrackers.
PG&E’s Blackouts Are Making It Harder to Measure the ‘Toxic Stew’ in the Air From California’s Wildfires
The blackouts imposed by power company PG&E knocked at least six air quality monitoring stations offline, the EPA confirmed to VICE News.