Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.
Expanding planned burning is often touted as a way to mitigate the risk of bushfires rising with climate change. But the autumn burn-off season is bad news for the COVID-19 pandemic, as smoke exposure can make us more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses.
Communities residing near coal-fired thermal power plants in Korba are two times more likely to suffer from respiratory diseases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bill introduced by an Allegheny County state representative this week would prohibit smoking in all workplaces in Pennsylvania.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.