air pollution


TerraPass, Moms Clean Air Force Talk Climate Change and Our Kids’ Futures

Moms Clean Air Force is a national organization of more than 500,000 parents, committed to fighting air pollution. Nancy Bsales of TerraPass had…
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VW Emissions Scandal Reveals Dirty Side of ‘Clean Diesel’ Brand

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on "clean diesel" claims, new tests reveal problems ahead for diesel cars in the European…

Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked…
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The High Cost of Poor Indoor Air

Is your indoor air quality lowering productivity and hurting your bottom line? Studies indicate that it might.
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Vivergy Makes the Connection Between Climate, Emissions and Your Family’s Health

A newly formed company called Vivergy allows you to see what the air quality is in your town and relates it back to…

Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…
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Google Drives Air Quality Research With Street View Cars

Do you ever sniff the urban air and think, “Gee, I wonder how much nitric oxide I just inhaled?” If so, you won’t…

Hold Your Breath: The Fight Over Clean Air Continues

EPA opponents just scored a major victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, but it could undermine their larger efforts to undo EPA’s Clean…
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The Great Fall of China (Or So They Keep Telling Us)

The world keeps citing the rising number of environmental protests as a sign of China’s impending doom. It is true that the occurrence…

This Wearable Device Helps You Ditch Air Pollution

This wearable “citizen scientist” tech device crowdsources real-time environmental data, providing critical information for both the general public and healthcare providers about air…
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Obama Links Climate Change with Public Health

This week is National Public Health Week. One of the events commemorating the occasion was a roundtable discussion on Tuesday at Howard University's…

Minneapolis — the Healthiest City in the U.S.

Livability, an organization that works with communities to develop content marketing programs, ranked the top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S. Minneapolis, Minnesota,…
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Couture Smog Masks Unveiled At China Fashion Week

We’ve all seen the powerful images of residents in China’s most polluted cities wearing face masks to protect themselves against the dangerous levels…
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Documentary on China’s Air Pollution Spurs National Debate, Government Censorship

Last week, "Under The Dome," a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million…

Novo Nordisk Annual Report Takes Diabetes Battle to the Cities

Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, a leading force in the battle against diabetes, calls on cities to help residents get healthier.