air quality

Dyson files patent for air-purifier headphones that would deliver fresh tunes and fresh air

Dyson files patent for air-purifier headphones that would deliver fresh tunes and fresh air

Sometimes you need to make sure the air you're breathing won't kill you, but you don't want to interrupt a podcast. It turns out Dyson might have a plan for this. The company most famous for its line
Mix of Air Pollution and Stress Tied to Cognitive Problems in Kids

Mix of Air Pollution and Stress Tied to Cognitive Problems in Kids

Children exposed to air pollution in the womb and who subsequently experience heightened levels of stress in early life show greater symptoms of attention and thought problems, according to a...
Delta is being sued by teachers after dumping 15,000 gallons of jet fuel over LA schools

Delta is being sued by teachers after dumping 15,000 gallons of jet fuel over LA schools

Teachers suing the airline argue the pilots failed to follow protocol and the plane shouldn't have been allowed to take off in the first place.
Drones Target Polluters in One of Europe’s Smoggiest Places

Drones Target Polluters in One of Europe’s Smoggiest Places

Krakow was one of the most choked-up urban areas on the continent. The Polish city has become ruthless in its fight for clean air.
Tsai’s Record Victory Moves Taiwan Further From Xi’s Grasp

Tsai’s Record Victory Moves Taiwan Further From Xi’s Grasp

Xi Jinping’s goal of bringing Taiwan under his control moved further out of his grasp as the island re-elected a president who has vowed to defend its sovereignty, drawing accusations of cheating and
Taiwan Votes, With U.S.-China Power Struggle on the Ballot

Taiwan Votes, With U.S.-China Power Struggle on the Ballot

Taiwanese voters cast ballots Saturday in an election that will determine the future direction of the world’s only Chinese-speaking democracy as it faces pressure to pick sides in a global power
Trump proposes sweeping changes to environmental oversight

Trump proposes sweeping changes to environmental oversight

The proposal, which is certain to be challenged in court by environmental groups, is expected to have limited impact in California, which has its own similar state law that is unaffected by the Trump
Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

Australia’s Vast Wildfires Foretold in 2007 UN Climate Warning

The country’s plight has put a global focus on the connection between fossil fuels and climate change.
The Atmos is a personal air filter that straps to your face

The Atmos is a personal air filter that straps to your face

Ao Air’s Atmos Faceware is trying to solve increasing levels of air pollution with a new high-tech gadget in the form of a futuristic-looking air filter face mask.
Australia's raging bushfires are smothering New Zealand with smoke

Australia's raging bushfires are smothering New Zealand with smoke

Australians have been choking on smoke for weeks as enormous bushfires rage across the country. Now, that thick blanket of haze has descended upon their neighbours, with New Zealanders waking on New
Air district to pay $4 million to settle whistleblowers’ complaint

Air district to pay $4 million to settle whistleblowers’ complaint

The settlement comes two years after a pair of former employees of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District filed a lawsuit alleging the district destroyed documents crucial to its ability to
Sydney, engulfed in smoke, has a ghastly air quality problem

Sydney, engulfed in smoke, has a ghastly air quality problem

Iconic Sydney, choked in bushfire smoke, is swamped in some of the most atrocious air on Earth. At certain times of day, it is literally the worst. On Monday night, some areas in Australia's most
Sydney Is Choking on the Most Toxic Air on Earth

Sydney Is Choking on the Most Toxic Air on Earth

Australia has been on fire for more than a month, but the flames are hardly the only impact. Smoke from Australia’s bush fires engulfed Sydney in a smoke on Tuesday, creating the most toxic air on the
Air district asks Bay Area residents not to burn wood over holiday

Air district asks Bay Area residents not to burn wood over holiday

Air regulators are asking the region's residents not to burn wood in their fireplaces over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to prevent air quality impacts in inland valleys and neighborhoods.
Court Considers If India Should Pay Citizens for Delhi’s Toxic Air

Court Considers If India Should Pay Citizens for Delhi’s Toxic Air

The government’s failure to curb worsening air pollution in Delhi and other parts of India has prompted the country’s top court to consider if states can be ordered to compensate citizens for bad air.
Bay Area air district adopts year-round wood burning ban powers

Bay Area air district adopts year-round wood burning ban powers

In response to the state's record-setting wildfires, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has given itself the authority to ban wood burning at any time of the year when air quality is deemed
In photos: Anti-pollution masks are now an essential accessory in Delhi

In photos: Anti-pollution masks are now an essential accessory in Delhi

From simple and essential to colourful and fancy.
Brace yourself Delhi, it may only be the beginning of the toxic air season

Brace yourself Delhi, it may only be the beginning of the toxic air season

The deterioration in air quality in the past few days offsets the gains clocked in October.
PG&E’s Blackouts Are Making It Harder to Measure the ‘Toxic Stew’ in the Air From California’s Wildfires

PG&E’s Blackouts Are Making It Harder to Measure the ‘Toxic Stew’ in the Air From California’s Wildfires

The blackouts imposed by power company PG&E knocked at least six air quality monitoring stations offline, the EPA confirmed to VICE News.