In the News

November 22, 2022

via The New York Times

Beijing Is Tackling Its Air Pollution Problem. Why Can’t New Delhi?

The New York Times covers AQLI air pollution data on China and India.

In the News

October 20, 2022

via Via California Examiner

2020 California Wildfires Erased 16 Years Of Climate Advances

AQLI data included in piece covering a study on the impact of wildfires on climate change.

In the News

October 20, 2022

via via Yahoo News

2020 wildfire season in California wiped away 16 years of climate gains

Study measures the impact of wildfires on climate change and cites AQLI data showing the impact on air pollution and life expectancy.

In the News

September 8, 2022

This Is Your Brain on Pollution

Michael Greenstone talks with Freakonomics about the hidden costs of air pollution.

In the News

September 8, 2022

Data Points Podcast: A Conversation with AQLI Director Christa Hasenkopf

AQLI Director Christa Hasenkopf talks with Berkeley Earth’s Data Points podcast.


September 5, 2022

Countdown for Clean Air

Our latest report from the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) reveals the immense toll air pollution can have on life expectancy. As we mark International Clean Air Day on September 7th, check out our data in the form of 10 easy-to-digest charts that uncover the most compelling findings. These findings show the severity of the problem, but also the benefits strong policies could bring to improve our health and lengthen our lives.

In the News

August 26, 2022

via The Nepali Times

WARNING: Breathing is Hazardous to Health

New studies warn that Kathmandu’s air is even more toxic than previously known, with AQLI confirming the dire condition.

In the News

August 19, 2022

via The Financial Express

Unhealthy air-induced diseases raise crowds in Dhaka hospitals

Hospitals in Dhaka nowadays have to cope with pressure of an increasing number of patients with respiratory diseases mainly caused by the unhealthy air of the city.

In the News

August 14, 2022

via Via The New York Times

A huge side benefit of the new climate bill

AQLI's Christa Hasenkopf talks with The New York Times Climate Forward about the implications of the Inflation Reduction Act on reducing air pollution.


August 9, 2022

via World Economic Forum

Why we need to invest in air quality

We are losing more than two years off of the average human life expectancy across the world due to particulate pollution. Yet, our investment in tackling air pollution lags far behind the scale of the problem, writes AQLI's Christa Hasenkopf