air pollution

Study: Almost 100,000 Deaths in Indonesia Linked to Forest Fires, Illegal Palm Oil

A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.

Air Quality Regs Crucial to Truckers’ Health; Employer Negligence Persists

California's emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks protect the health of both truck drivers and the environment. But some companies still think they can…

EPA On Board to Develop Emission Rules for Aircraft

This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for…

Don’t Swallow: Rio Faces Health Concerns Ahead of Summer Games

With the Olympic Games due to start this weekend, Rio de Janeiro is far behind in its pledge to clean up polluted shorelines.…

How APP’s Paper Mills Demonstrate Both Strength and Sustainability

APP recently opened two of its mills, which the company says are amongst the world’s largest and efficient within the industry, to journalists…

Health Issues Highlight the Demand for High Indoor Air Quality

When leaks are sealed to improve a building's energy efficiency, air quality inside can diminish. But health-focused green building solutions can solve the…

Teamsters Get Into Environmental Justice

The Brotherhood of Teamsters, the century-old union with a membership of over 1.4 million, is lending its voice to help a Missouri community…

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She…

World Air Quality Index Brings Data to Life

The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically…

Half of U.S. Schools Suffer From Poor Indoor Air Quality

Roughly half of the schools in the United States report issues related to indoor air quality. Addressing this important classroom issue can boost…

California District to Cut Pollution By Regulating … BBQ Restaurants?

Most of the air pollution in this California region is caused by transportation emissions. So, why is its air district considering regulations for…

Your 21st-Century Car Will Be Zero-Emissions and Smart

Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to reinvent the automobile. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth makes his predictions about the result.

California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown…

A Long-Term Vision and Systems Thinking Can Fight Air Pollution in Delhi

Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects -- a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy,…

Is Charging for Clean Air the Next Thing on the Menu?

One restaurant in China has started a social media debate over clean air. When is it a human right? Hmmm ... Haven't we…