Mongolian herders moved to the capital city but now intense pollution is forcing to reconsider

More than a decade ago, Darii Garam, 76, moved to Ulan Bator with her children so they could go to school and find work beyond herding animals in the countryside. Now, the pollution, set to worsen in the approaching winter, is getting to her.
“Even just going outside for a second, opening your door, your home fills with smoke, your clothes, everything smells like it,” she says moving around her ger, a spacious and neatly kept traditional Mongolian yurt, to make tea.
Darii lives on…