air quality

Smoke From Western Wildfires to Spread as Far as New York

Smoke From Western Wildfires to Spread as Far as New York

There are currently 70 wildfires burning more than one million acres across the U.S., according to the most recent figures from the National Interagency Fire Center. While the bulk of the fires themselves are burning in the West, the smoke is projected to fill skies across the entire country, reaching as far east as New […]

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    Pandemic Lockdown’s Clear Skies Have Warmed the Planet

    Pandemic Lockdown’s Clear Skies Have Warmed the Planet

    When countries began going into lockdown last winter and spring, clearer skies from reduced traffic and industry were hailed as a rare bright spot during a difficult time. But a study published in Geophysical Research Letters in December 2020 shows that those blue skies had an unexpected side effect: They made the Earth slightly warmer. […]

    The Best Air Purifiers for Your Home

    The Best Air Purifiers for Your Home

    The need for clean, pure air has never been more evident. Between the current concern over the coronavirus pandemic and rising levels of air pollution and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) throughout our country, many of us have started seeking simple, effective ways to ensure cleaner air within our homes. One of the most obvious ways […]

    Air Pollution Is Linked to Permanent Vision Loss, Study Finds

    Air Pollution Is Linked to Permanent Vision Loss, Study Finds

    Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of progressive and irreversible vision loss, a large, long-term study found. University College London researchers hypothesized that air pollution might heighten the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Science Daily reported. It described how scientists drew on data from 115,954 study participants aged 40-69 with […]

    Paris to Transform Champs-Élysées Into ‘Extraordinary Garden’

    Paris to Transform Champs-Élysées Into ‘Extraordinary Garden’

    Is Paris trading “la vie en rose” for “la vie en verte?” The mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo, told newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche Sunday that the city would follow through on a 5 million project to transform the iconic Champs-Élysées into a haven for plants and pedestrians, as UPI reported. “[I]t will […]

    20 Best Air-Purifying Plants (And How To Keep Them Alive)

    20 Best Air-Purifying Plants (And How To Keep Them Alive)

    From reducing stress levels to improving your focus, houseplants have many benefits. But did you know that some species of air-filtering plants can even lowe your chances of getting liver damage, kidney disease, and cancer? Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are used to make most home products—furniture, paint, carpets, and even the construction materials used […]

    World’s Most Polluted City, Air Quality Levels Literally Off the Charts

    World’s Most Polluted City, Air Quality Levels Literally Off the Charts

    The air pollution in several Indian cities is getting so bad that government officials have initiated drastic measures to protect its citizens from the eye-stinging levels of smog. In fact, the nation’s capital of New Delhi currently holds the ominous title of world’s most polluted city, CNN reported. New Delhi is the most polluted city […]

    World’s First Giant Outside Vacuum Cleaner to Filter Dirty Air

    World’s First Giant Outside Vacuum Cleaner to Filter Dirty Air

    A Dutch tech startup called Envinity Group has unveiled a giant outdoor vacuum cleaner designed to filter the tiniest toxic specks from the atmosphere. Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air https://t.co/qjn7gKgLx0 pic.twitter.com/lx98zRAspb — Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 26, 2016 The invention was presented at the Offshore Energy trade fair in Amsterdam on Tuesday. […]

    National Walk to School Day Gets Kids Off the Bus, Reduces Pollution

    National Walk to School Day Gets Kids Off the Bus, Reduces Pollution

    Thousands of children across the U.S. will shun the yellow bus and walk or bicycle to school on Oct. 9 as part of National Walk to School Day. [vimeo_embed //player.vimeo.com/video/30142969?color=9086c0 expand=1] Organizers of the one-day event, now in its 16th year, say walking or bicycling to school results in a number of positive consequences, including […]