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Air pollution in NYC led to creation of the EPA’s Air Quality Index

When wildfire smoke proliferates, people flock to the Air Quality Index. But the air pollution data was a long time coming.
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Why is Delhi's air quality so bad?

Delhi has suboptimal air quality all year round, but there are reasons why the conversation around pollution in the city resurfaces every winter.

The West Coast had the world’s most polluted cities in September

The West Coast had the world’s most polluted cities in September

Wildfire smoke poisoned the air in California, Oregon, and Washington State for more than a week. Here's what it means for public health.
Undocumented farmworkers toil in California fire evacuation zones
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Undocumented farmworkers toil in California fire evacuation zones

Grape growers in Sonoma County are getting exemptions to send in farm workers who have few alternatives or options for support.
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How to read California’s Air Quality Index

Over the past few weeks, hundreds of fires in California have incinerated more than a million and a half acres, destroyed over 3,000 structures and taken seven lives. And it's still early in the wildfire season.

California wildfires, climate change, and disaster capitalism
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California wildfires, climate change, and disaster capitalism

What will climate adaptation look like?

As smoke chokes the Bay Area, some advice from veterans of dirty skies
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As smoke chokes the Bay Area, some advice from veterans of dirty skies

Some tips on dealing with air pollution from people around the world who live with it everyday.
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