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In a jam, sitting in traffic in Metro Manila, the Philippines. Jolene Torres/Unsplash

Dana Drugmand explains how the powerful car industry has continually blocked change to keep us hooked.

Community journalists from the northeast of England on the impact of air pollution on their lives.

Child's play: A boy jumps across boats wedged on a mixture of crude oil, water and sand, near Bojo in the Niger Delta. Oil production is a major pollutant in the area. Petterik Wiggers/Panos 

Dirty air in Nigeria takes a huge toll on lives and livelihoods. But civil society is not short of ideas for change, as...

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Dirty air is not an impossible problem. Beth Gardiner assesses some places cleaning up their act.

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Agricultural air pollution seems to be a tough nut to crack. Amy Hall explores the air-pollution problem...

Children join with residents of Mahul to form a human chain as part of an International Human Rights Day protest against the government. Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s air pollution crisis affects millions, and not just in Delhi. Aruna Chandrasekhar meets people...

A young boy wears a gas mask to protect himself from the fumes during a fire in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. DONWILSON ODHIAMBO/Sopa Images/Lightrocket via Getty

Covid-19 has shown us that swift action on global health is possible, even if it still falls short. What could we achieve,...

High school students wearing masks protest against high levels of air pollution outside the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up...

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In talks about trade, something vital is omitted: the environment.

the packaging industry is not taking responsibility waste is not just an issue for the individual

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Dinyar Godrej explains why the packaging industry loves shunting the blame on individual consumers

The Chinese waste ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. ... Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper.

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Adam Liebman explains why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.

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Nick Dowson highlights the issues up for debate, obstacles to negotiations and where all this leaves the...

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Violeta Santos Moura reports from Poland, where reliance on coal kills some 45,000 people each year.

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Residents from a coastal village in the Gambia are suing a Chinese-owned fishmeal plant accused of pollution, writes...

Air pollution India: Smog near Delhi. Photo: Saurabh Kumar, Creative Commons

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When smog stops play, you know it’s real bad. Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes.

Smoke and Mirrors: an immersive multimedia project about the environmental and social crisis of cooking smoke.

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An immersive feature reveals Malawi’s health and environmental crisis. Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie...

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