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

In the News

July 22, 2022

via CGTN

Battle for Clean Air

EPIC Director Michael Greenstone talks with 'The Point With Liu Xin' from the state-run China Global Television Network.

In the News

July 16, 2022

Air pollution shortens average Nepali’s life by 4.1 years: report

The annual update of the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) released in June revealed that the current air pollution level in Nepal shortens the life of an average Nepali by 4.1 years.

In the News

July 15, 2022

via The Economic Times

All countries face a global energy challenge now — this is a tough test and a huge opportunity: Michael Greenstone

"I think what all countries are facing now is what I call a ‘global energy challenge’ — that means trying to find a balance between three different things."

In the News

July 11, 2022

via The New York Times

Air Pollution Kills 10 Million People a Year. Why Do We Accept That as Normal?

The New York Times opinion writer David Wallace-Wells featured the Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) and its latest report in a weekend essay on the threat of air pollution. In the piece, he pointed to the AQLI as the "gold standard on global air quality research" and called the Index a "remarkable and easy-to-use tool."

In the News

July 7, 2022

via Vox

What the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Means for Air Pollution — And Your Health

“There’s no greater current external threat to public health and well-being than air quality,” Michael Greenstone tells Vox.


July 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. This summer we’re breaking down the data into 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. Follow us each week as we count down to our #1 chart, coming the week of International Clean Air Day on September 7th

In the News

June 26, 2022

via Times of India

Bihar Govt to Launch Clean Air Action Plan Soon

The AQLI finds the average life expectancy of the people of Bihar is reduced by eight years due to air pollution.

In the News

June 24, 2022

via Hindustan Times

NHRC Notice to Environment Ministry on Air Pollution Impacting Life Expectancy

The results of the latest AQLI report influence the National Human Rights Commission to issue a notice to the Union environment ministry over the impact of air pollution on the life expectancy of people.