Category Archives: Air Quality

Bad behavior in teens linked to air pollution

A lack of clean air through pollution — and the foliage necessary to filter it out — in urban areas has been linked to bad behavior among 9- to 18-year-olds. Tiny pollution particles called particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which measure … Continue reading

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Thomas Fire | Smoke impacts SLO County air quality

For the second day in a row, San Luis Obispo County residents have woken up to haze and an orange sun, as smoke from the Thomas Fire drifts this way. The air quality ranged from good to moderate throughout the … Continue reading

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4th Straight Spare the Air Alert Issued Across Bay Area

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for December 11 in the Bay Area, the fourth day in a row. Wood burning and manufactured fire logs are banned both indoors and outdoors from since Friday. First-time violators of the … Continue reading

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Air Pollution May Harm Babies Even Before They Are Born

Air pollution may be harmful to babies even before they are born, a new study has found. Researchers in London calculated mothers’ exposure to air pollution and traffic noise in various parts of the city from 2006 to 2010. Then … Continue reading

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Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show … Continue reading

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After brief respite, Delhi again turns breathless

A thick blanket of haze enveloped the National Capital on Sunday and the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded “very poor” levels. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said pollution levels have spiked due to calm conditions, marked by low wind speed … Continue reading

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Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe

Sri Lanka say conditions in smog-hit Indian capital left players vomiting, and some of them took to field wearing face masks A cricket Test match between India and Sri Lanka was repeatedly interrupted on Sunday with claims players were “continuously vomiting” due … Continue reading

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London’s ultra-low emission zone could affect twice as many vehicles

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on his plans to double the number of drivers charged with a new levy by expanding the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). Sadiq Khan wants to push the zone’s boundaries out to … Continue reading

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