The Town With the Cleanest Air in the World

aurora borealis g52006824b 1920 The Town With the Cleanest Air in the World


  • The town of Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard is far from major pollution and therefore has some of the cleanest air in the world.
  • The town has a population of 45, most of which are scientists monitoring atmospheric pollution.
  • Researchers have seen a decrease in heavy metals such as lead and mercury, mainly due to tightening rules on the burning of waste and industry.

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