In many developing countries, using solid fuels in open fires for cooking and heating creates everyday health concerns, right in the home.
Two decades after it started spraying coca fields with herbicide, Colombia is torn between continuing to wage a US-sponsored war on drugs from the sky and mounting fears of health risks.
Air pollution in Europe causes illnesses and hundreds of thousands of deaths, costing the continent's governments a combined $1.6 trillion each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
A key measure of air pollutants in China's capital showed a 19 percent drop in the first three months of the year, local authorities said Wednesday.
An Indian court Monday suspended its ban on diesel vehicles more than 10 years old after New Delhi authorities complained they were struggling to comply with the order in the world's most polluted capital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India's economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the country some of the world's dirtiest air.
India's government launched a new air quality index on Monday, under intense pressure to act after the World Health Organization declared New Delhi the world's most polluted capital.
The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs.
Thick, noxious smoke blanketed Jamaica's capital Thursday as a wind-fanned fire burned at a sprawling, open-air waste dump on the city's outskirts that has seen repeated blazes.
Environmental activists expressed concern Wednesday after Indian authorities said they would stop releasing raw air pollution figures for New Delhi, the world's most polluted city.