Can tech protect from the impact of air pollution?

Marketed solutions to air pollution claim to help combat its worst effects, but questions about their effectiveness remain unanswered

Pushing to eliminate high-sulphur fuels in shipping

Action to clean up harmful sulphur oxide emissions has sent a shockwave through the shipping industry

It’s time for sustainability to get radical

Factory pollution

If sustainability now demands radical solutions, we must fully embrace technology and use it to sustain the planet

Change is in the air with city pollution

Heavy smog shrouding construction sites in Beijing

The construction sector stands accused as a polluter, but has an opportunity to clean up its act

Choking hazard: the world’s contaminated air

The World Health Organisation has released statistics showing that urban air is increasingly contaminated with highly dangerous fine particles — PM2.5 — and less dangerous, but still harmful larger ones — PM10. More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas are exposed to harmful levels of air pollution which is linked to higher levels of heart disease, respiratory illnesses, strokes and other non-communicable diseases.

How does pollution affect skin?

Pollution created by emissions of toxic gases, notably from traffic, is the enemy of healthy skin and must be defeated