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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.
Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.

Meet the 2 Americans who were chosen from a pool of 140,000 people to spend 10 days on a mini-sabbatical in Antarctica with Airbnb this winter

Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.
Vehicles ply on road amid heavy smog, at NH 9 road, on November 3, 2019 in Ghaziabad, India.

Photos show choking smog in New Delhi, where the air’s so bad that flights had to be diverted and one politician said it’s like a ‘g...

The smog comes from several factors — farmers burning off old crops, vehicle emissions, construction dust, and firecrackers from the Diwali Festival.
The Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor tool in the Klang River in Malaysia.

The 25-year-old trying to rid the world’s oceans of plastic just created a floating garbage truck that collects trash from rivers

The organization hopes to clean 1,000 rivers that contribute to around 80% of the ocean's plastic before the end of 2025.

Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.

Hormones from birth-control pills travel through our showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities.
A customer shops during the grand opening of the Forever 21 flagship store in New York's Times Square, June 25, 2010.

The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.