Stories tagged: "emissions"


Helicopters battling Bighorn Fire
Arizona Officials Leave Wildfires’ Long-Term Impact on Air Quality in the Hands of the EPA

Wildfire smoke isn't just bad for the environment — it also carries fine particles that cause respiratory and other health problems.

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The Earth’s Air Quality Is Getting A Lot Better As People Stay Home

Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles. These types of pollution kill up to 7 million people a year worldwide, according to Health Effects Institute president Dan Greenbaum.