Friends of the Earth: Inhale

Air Pollution - Friends of the Earth: Inhale

The image of the back of a car is printed on the lid, with the straw in place of the exhaust pipe. The lid is distributed and used by road-side food stalls. When consumers drink from this cup on the streets, it would be like they were inhaling toxic emissions directly from the vehicle. “Pollution […]

Hong Kong Air Pollution Setting Records

Hong Kong Air Pollution Setting Records

High air pollution levels are often cited by international companies as a major drawback of doing business in Hong Kong, and may hinder the city’s efforts to bolster its image as a desirable place to live. Pollution levels, even back in 2010, were 12 to 14 times the amount recommended by the World Health Organization, […]

New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Air Pollution

New NASA Map Shows Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Air Pollution

Each year millions of premature deaths world-wide result from various forms of air pollution. According to a new atmospheric pollution model designed by earth scientist Jason West of the University of North Carolina (data from which informs the NASA map shown above), some 2.1 million deaths per year result from just one particular form of […]