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  • Paying for the right to clean air
  • Paying for the right to clean air
    Dani Sardà i Lizaran ©

Paying for the right to clean air

With Venezuelan travellers already paying fuel levies, passenger and departure taxes just to fly, Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is now charging for the air they breathe. The fee is to cover the cost of purifying the airport's air conditioning system with ozone.



  • Article image Masking China's pollution concerns

    China’s 474 million-strong consuming class is starting to wonder whether the price they’ve paid for prosperity is worth it, if money can’t safeguard health. Too severe to be ignored, environmental concerns in China are finally beginning to trump economic ones.

  • Article image Coke’s Pure Joy: clean water for China

    As young people in China speak out against social and environmental issues, Coke has stepped in with charitable water brand ‘Chun Yue’, targeting socially conscious Millennials. But is this just a CSR project, or has Coke found a new niche for bottled water in China?

  • A breath of fresh air in China A breath of fresh air in China

    What’s the best way for a Chinese travel company to promote holidays to the beautiful Laojun Mountains? Ship bags of fresh mountain air to polluted areas for people to 'try out'. In Zhengzhou, one of the country’s top ten most-polluted cities, it's a real breath of fresh air.

  • Air-cleaning sculpture Air-cleaning sculpture

    This summer a new sculpture known as WENDY will inhabit the courtyard in front of MoMA in New York City. As well as being an impressive work of art, the sculpture acts as a pro-active agent against pollution that will actively clean the airspace surrounding it.