The Air in Nearly Every Big City in the Developing World Is Unhealthy to Breathe
The World Health Organization says air pollution is up 8 percent around the world and, while rich countries are becoming cleaner for the most part, 98 percent of cities in poor nations failed to reach minimum thresholds for healthy air.
Here Are the Ways People Cope With China's Dirty Air
A few residents of China's dirtiest cities can afford to move to cleaner ones, while those with automobiles travel to the countryside to "wash your lungs" — but most rely on cheap, disposable masks.
China's 'Airpocalypse' Prompts Official Pledge to Cut Pollution
Dangerous levels of small-particulate matter, primarily the result of coal-burning power plants, is reported in China and India, the world's No. 1 and No. 3 polluters.