Tag Archives: Pollution

Masks and Air Purifiers Versus Pollution

The Bre Times describes all the ways her family deals with extreme air pollution in Beijing, China. Advertisements

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In The Air Tonight

The dry season in Honduras: burning trash, slash-and-burn agriculture, and no rain for weeks to wash it away. The reality of life at a post with poor air quality, from Have Orders, Will Travel.

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Air Quality: What You Said

Bob Castro, a UAB reader, responded to our post asking for feedback on air quality at overseas posts. He pointed out that there are many kinds of pollution — and that it can be expensive for families to combat them … Continue reading

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Anywhere But Here

What to do when pollution levels suddenly spike in Shenyang? Get the heck out of town! From The Dispatch.

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Can I Buy an Iron Lung on Taobao?

Shanghai’s air quality is not even that bad by Chinese standards, but it’s still pretty bad. What it’s like to live there, from The Wanderlust Diaries.

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Every Breath We Take

The implications of living in a city that is primarily heated by coal fires. Life After Jerusalem on winter in Pristina, Kosovo.

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Breathing Uneasy in Delhi

Daily life in one of the most polluted cities in the world, from the Unlikely Diplomat.

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The Air We Breathe

Everyone knows that the air is bad in Beijng or Delhi. Really bad. But what about Ulaan Bataar? Kids With Diplomatic Immunity tells us what it’s like to live with an AQI that is routinely in the hazardous range—and occasionally … Continue reading

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When Pollution is Really, Really Bad at Post

Ugly Americans just blogged about the poor air quality in Sarajevo. AQI of over 500! It made us wonder, how many other posts have this problem? Do you have poor (or even dangerous) air quality at your post? How do … Continue reading

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