Category Archives: World News

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Advice for a five-day episode doesn’t work when you’re talking about an entire potential season Health experts warn that a shift in mindset and new solutions are needed as exposure to smoke from bigger wildfires becomes a regular occurrence. While … Continue reading

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Smoke Across North America

While plumes of wildfire smoke from western North America have passed over the northeastern U.S. and Canada multiple times each summer in recent years, they often go unnoticed. That is because smoke that spreads far from its source typically moves … Continue reading

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New analysis reveals global distribution of toxic pollution and climate change: And provides top-ten list of countries at highest risk — and likely most equipped to immediately begin pollution risk reduction

A new analysis of global datasets shows low-income countries are significantly more likely to be impacted by both toxic pollution and climate change — and provides a list of at-risk countries most (and least) able to immediately begin direct efforts … Continue reading

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New York air quality among worst in world as haze from western wildfires shrouds city

Smoke from wildfires in the west caused hazy skies as air quality index surged to 157 in Manhattan, well above threshold of 100 New York City air quality was among the worst in the world as cities across the eastern … Continue reading

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Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people

Information should serve as ‘wake-up call’ that action on climate change is needed to protect people and their children New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive … Continue reading

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Londoners say asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution

More than 300,000 Londoners have said that their asthma is triggered by toxic air pollution as Sadiq Khan today doubles down on his commitment to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. New research from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation … Continue reading

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July 4 fireworks caused second-highest air pollution level from the holiday in Southern California in a decade

This year’s Fourth of July fireworks created the second-highest air pollution levels from the holiday in the last decade and were the highest since the Bobcat wildfire in September, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday. The agency … Continue reading

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Pollution in 8 cities rose at alarming rate from April 2020 to April 2021: Greenpeace report

According Greenpeace India, the level of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) has increased in eight of the most populous Indian cities that were covered under their satellite observation for the study.  This study was a direct comparison of NO2 levels of April … Continue reading

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