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15 surprising ways pollution could potentially affect your health

Studies have linked exposure to air pollution with a wide range of health issues, such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke.
A red-light camera on 16th street NW in Washington DC

Americans are driving less because of the coronavirus. That’s hurting red-light camera revenue.

The Australian company that operates traffic enforcement for 90 US cities warned this week its business will be hurt by the driving slowdown.

10 times Carnival has come under fire for skirting environmental regulations

The cruise industry doesn't have the best track record when it comes to minimizing its impact on the environment, and Carnival Corp. is no exception.
Smoke pours out of towers of the Phillips 66 Bayway oil refinery along the New Jersey Turnpike in Linden, New Jersey. The refinery is one of the largest air polluters in the state.

The Environmental Protection Agency says it won’t enforce its own rules during the coronavirus pandemic

The EPA's suspension of its own regulations is "indefinite," said Cynthia Giles, former head of EPA's Office of Enforcement.
A deserted Wuhan as Chinese officials put the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak on lockdown.

Coronavirus quarantines have reduced air pollution in China. An expert says that won’t last long.

The reduction in traffic and production resulted in a decrease in emissions in China, but that most likely won't be the case for long.
Around 600 cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy, every year.

7 places being ruined by cruise ships

Destinations like Santorini and Venice have been negatively impacted by cruise ships.
Left: Roger Federer of Switzerland practices ahead of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2020. Right: Smoke from bushfires covers Melbourne on January 15, 2020.

Roger Federer said ‘I don’t worry too much’ about bushfire smoke wafting into the Australian Open, but some are concerned about heal...

The air quality in Melbourne last week was the worst in the world, but conditions are improving as the Grand Slam tennis tournament gets underway.
A motorcyclist in Los Angeles prepares to turn while driving along a street that's engulfed in a thick haze of fog and smog in 1958.

35 vintage photos reveal what Los Angeles looked like before the US regulated pollution

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing Los Angeles before regulations limited the damage.
A young school boy takes notes during class at Saint Mary's High School in Lahore, Pakistan on February 28, 2014.

Carbon dioxide in homes, offices, and classrooms could cut our capacity for complex, strategic thinking by 50% within 80 years, scientists warn

Even basic cognitive performance could drop by 25% with higher levels of carbon dioxide. A growing body of research shows how CO2 affects the brain.
The Woolsey Fire burns in Agoura Hills, California, on November 9, 2018.

California is becoming unlivable, according to science

In the past decade, California has seen a devastating drought, deadly earthquakes and fires, and skyrocketing homelessness.