Smog impacts people’s health and causes lung diseases. The problem: You can’t really see or smell it. Now a start-up has built a device which measures air quality and tells users when the concentration is high.
Although air quality improved across China in 2017, in cities like Beijing, pollution masks aren't going out of style just yet.
Nowhere in the EU is smog more suffocating than in southern Poland. This year, the polluted Polish mining city Katowice will host the COP24 climate conference. Ahead of that, change is in the air — and on the ground.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China have been halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved, despite the setback.
Dirty air resulted in the premature deaths of more than 500,000 people in the European Union in 2014, the European Environment Agency reports. Pollution needs to be reduced, agency heads and environmentalists agree.
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