air pollution

policy

The EPA's Lies About Air Pollution Are Killing Americans

In its latest move to protect industry, the government has ensured that we'll see more deaths from asthma, heart problems and cognitive degeneration.
Ankita Rao
5.21.19
Disparities

The Lingering Effects of Wildfires Will Disproportionately Hurt People of Color

The health impacts of wildfire aftermath can be far-reaching—and they're an often overlooked part of racial health disparities.
L. Parshley
12.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can See Smoke from the California Wildfires All the Way Over in NYC

It traveled 3,000 miles and formed a visible haze in parts of New Jersey and New York.
River Donaghey
11.20.18
Motherboard

Air Pollution Killed 600,000 Children in 2016, According to WHO Report

The World Health Organization found that 1.8 billion people under 15 are at risk of respiratory infections due to contaminated air.
Becky Ferreira
10.29.18
dirty air

Air Pollution Can Make Us Dumber, Study Finds

Seniors and men are especially vulnerable to cognitive decline due to dirty air.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.18
Tunnel Vision

How Will the L Train Shutdown Impact the Environment?

Despite residents' concerns about additional traffic, officials claim the upcoming subway shutdown will actually "result in a beneficial temporary impact to air quality.”
John Surico
8.10.18
soot

What It’s Like Surviving In Nigeria’s City of Soot

Port Hartcourt residents are protesting against the unregulated oil refineries that have polluted their entire city.
Oluwatosin Adeshokan
5.2.18
Phys Ed

These People Wore Masks to Make it Through a Half Marathon

The air quality is that shitty in Delhi, India, right now.
Michelle Malia
11.20.17
Voices

Car-Free Transportation Could Vastly Improve the Health and Economy of the US

Governments can use car-free transportation as another strategy to address broader social concerns like health, safety, and cost of living.
Krysia Solheim
10.12.17
Livable Planet

44 Cities Have Pledged Their Commitment to a Global Clean Air Campaign

In some cities, you are more likely to die from air pollution than from car accidents. The Breathe Life Campaign has the potential to change both of those risk factors.
Emily Weitz
9.25.17
Technology

How Drones and Augmented Reality Can Help Cities Map Air Pollution

Researchers are helping to tell urban stories through data visualization, flying sensors, and digital storytelling.
VICE Staff
8.4.17
Daily Buzzkill

People in One of the Most Polluted Cities Don't Know What's Poisoning Them

Kolkata's air was six times more toxic than what's allowed by the Indian government.
Justin Heifetz​​
7.27.17
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