Sign up for the Left Field newsletter
You have been successfully added to our newsletter.
Let our news meet your inbox
Indian capital overtakes Beijing as most polluted city
What is it like to breathe in one of the most polluted cities on Earth? In November, India’s capital of New Delhi surpassed Beijing as the world’s most polluted city by a factor of ten. And some parts of the capital city saw pollution rise to 40 times the World Health Organization’s recommended safe levels. For the 19 million residents of the city, that’s like smoking 50 cigarettes a day. People have been advised to stay indoors, more then 6,000 schools were closed and some hospitals reported a 30 percent increase in new patients with pollution-related illnesses. Low visibility also prompted United Airlines to suspend fights to and from the city, something airlines rarely do outside of cases of natural disasters.
After Charlottesville: What happens to survivors of terrorism?09:08
Is a blue wave coming for the Democrats?03:32
What's next for reunited migrant families?05:15
How horse therapy helps HIV and AIDS community04:05
Stand Your Ground: Private vs. public in the great outdoors10:28
Shark sightings are booming off California beaches— and why that's a good thing08:09