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What 20 years of screening 9/11 first responders for health risks has taught us
They were the first at the scene on 9/11. Twenty years later, they're helping us learn the long-term health consequences.
It’s not just methane—meat production fills the air with noxious particulate matter too
There's more than just cow burps to worry about.
Tiny air pollutants may come from different sources, but they all show a similar biased trend
The study found that unequal exposures to fine particulate matter air pollution aren’t driven by a single source.
Living in the same city doesn’t mean breathing the same air
A new study found dramatic variation in air pollution's health effects among neighborhoods in the Bay Area.
Air pollution in US subway stations is disturbingly high
New York City is the worst offender.
At New York City’s biggest power plant, a switch to clean energy will help a neighborhood breathe easier
Aging, pollution-spilling equipment clocks its final days at the Ravenswood Generating Station.
Cracking down on soot pollution could save thousands of lives—but the EPA won’t do it
There’s overwhelming evidence that air pollution is a serious public health problem.
City pavement is a big source of air pollution
Especially in warm, sunny weather, petroleum-based pavement and roofing release compounds that contribute to unhealthy air.
Mexico City buried its river and lakes to prevent disease. But then COVID-19 happened.
The city's air pollution could worsen the toll of the pandemic.
Air pollution has made the COVID-19 pandemic worse
Both attack our lungs and incite a similar response by the immune system.