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A view of Los Angeles' smog.

Audi CEO’s arrest highlights a ‘silent killer’ thought to be involved in 53,000 deaths annually in the US

On Monday, German officials arrested Rupert Stadler, the CEO of Audi, in connection to the company's cheating on carbon-dioxide emissions tests. While he is unlikely to face American authorities, research suggests car pollution leads to tens of thousands of early deaths each year in the US.

The 14 most polluted cities in the world are all in one country

India is home to the most polluted cities in the world. Living with air pollution is a harsh reality for Indians in cities like Delhi and Jaipur, many of whom have resorted to wearing surgical masks and protesting in the street for cleaner air.
People work atop a building under construction as sun sets in Pyongyang, North Korea April 12, 2017.

The 13 countries with the highest death rates from air pollution

An overwhelming majority of the world's population breathes polluted air, according to a new report from State of Global Air.

Breathing regular air in America kills thousands of people every year

A new study looking at levels of key pollutants over 12 years in the United States suggests there is no "safe" level of air pollution.

The EPA wants to know what you think about scrapping air-pollution and radiation rules

To repeal a regulation, the EPA has to go through the same process it used to create the regulations. And that gives the public a chance to comment.

An MIT startup made a simple device that turns filthy car exhaust into beautiful ink

The founders of Graviky Labs claim every 30 mL of their water-resistant inks "negate 45 minutes worth of pollution."

The best and worst countries in the world when it comes to air pollution and electricity use

Global rankings show how China, the US, and other countries stack up when it comes to air quality, energy use, and renewables.

China’s smog has gotten so bad, it’s almost impossible to see skyscrapers from the air

As of Wednesday, Beijing was under an "red alert" for smog — the highest of four levels — and a "yellow alert" for fog.

Photos of China’s ‘Airpocalypse’ — where industrial smog makes the country a living hell for half a billion people

As a person who has lived in China for 18 years, the first time I saw blue sky and white clouds were four years ago when I first arrived in Boston for college.