Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles as most people remain indoors amid coronavirus lockdowns across the world.
South Korea's parliament on Wednesday passed a set of bills to fight air pollution that has blanketed parts of the country in recent years, with one bill designating the problem a ''social disaster''.
The authorities in the North African kingdom have scrambled to defuse reports over pollution that has caused concern among locals.
Satellite imagery used to assess pollution levels around the world found that South Asian countries accounted for 12.2 million of the total number of affected children.
Millions of people are dying early because of increasing pollution as mining and manufacturing industries move to developing countries which lack proper environmental controls.
A growing number of young men and women in China are shrugging off the hazards of deadly driving and pollution to take up running as a lifestyle and the number of marathons is mushrooming.
Local and governmental projects hope to offset the toxic effects in a town with one of the highest rates of lead pollution in the world.
Sewage is pumped into the water reservoir of Hidalgo, which area residents say is taking a toll on their health.
The biggest increase in mortality rates from air pollution are projected to be in India, China, Korea and other Asian countries.
The World Health Organisation warns that pollution around the world is increasing and responsible for the death of seven million people around the world annually.
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