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Millions breathing dirty air as California wine country burns.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The most destructive wildfires in California’s history have exposed more than 7 million people in the San Francisco region to unhealthy levels of air pollution with 1 million facing air quality that the EPA would deem extremely unhealthy.

India orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down on Tuesday as air quality in the capital deteriorated ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing.

Trump’s pro-coal agenda is a blow for clean air efforts at Texas' Big Bend park.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address.

Protect transit while protecting taxpayers.

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00
Air quality, affordable housing, open space and other quality of life issues are influenced by bus and train routes, and whoever governs transit needs to understand that.

Air pollution: Why this year is not going to be different from the last.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Delhi faced one of its worst winters in terms of air quality last year. Crop burning, Diwali crackers, and coal power plants all added to the mess. But have we learnt any lessons?

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

Paris air quality improved in 2016, says new report.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The air quality in Paris improved in 2016 compared to 2015, with far fewer Parisians exposed to damaging pollution, a new report shows.