A mid-sized boiler maker, not the city's many coal-fired power plants, was fined 300,000 yuans—the biggest fine to date.
Scientists have linked a warmer climate to a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels.
Researchers say they were "shocked" to find so much plastic, glass, and fishing equipment all over the seafloor.
But they're not alone: roughly half the nation lives with unhealthy concentrations of ozone or particulate pollution.
Researchers have linked the polluted run-off from cities to hormonal problems in chicks.
Athletes and civilians alike are worried about contracting diseases in Brazil's feces-laden bay.
New York and Philadelphia top the list of urban areas with great gaps in pollution exposure between whites and non-whites.
Viewed under an electron microscope, smog can look like snowflakes.
A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.
But it won't work.
Pockets of oil lurking under boulders look as if they had just spilled 11 days ago.
Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.
Eight million acres of Chinese farmland is so contaminated that it's now closed to farming.
Levels of pollution exposure can vary dramatically within a city.
A school administrator says the workout can detoxify lungs and dispel residue gas.
A Dutch designer's innovative proposal for the pollution-ridden city.
A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.
Researchers are studying its earwax to learn about human-made ocean pollution. Yes, there are photos.
Five percent of vehicles are responsible for 90 percent of toxic emissions. Now we can figure out who the culprits are.
DIY entrepreneurs have developed ingenious—and affordable—products to satisfy the public's insatiable demand for pure air.