Category Archives: Australia & Oceania

Global Transport of Australian Bushfire Smoke – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

In this video, different aerosols are highlighted by color, including dust (orange), sea salt (blue), nitrates (pink) and carbonaceous (red), with brighter regions corresponding to higher aerosol amounts. This animation shows several high impact events across the globe between August 2019 … Continue reading

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Smoke plays havoc with tennis as Australian Open qualifier suffers coughing fit

The safety of players at this year’s Australian Open has been brought into sharp focus after a day of poor air quality in Melbourne forced the abandonment of former world No 1 Maria Sharapova’s match in a warm-up event at … Continue reading

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Australian bush fires cause air pollution spike across Wellington region

Wellington’s air pollution levels are spiking as some of the worst bush fires in history rage across the Tasman. Air currents are carrying smoke and pollutants from Australia, up the west coast of the South Island, and then across the middle … Continue reading

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Canberra experiences worst air quality on record as bushfire smoke from south coast sets in

Canberra experiences worst air quality on record as bushfire smoke from south coast sets in Residents of Australia’s capital are told to stay indoors and brace for more smog in the coming days Canberra has experienced its worst air quality on … Continue reading

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Sydney Air Pollution: Sydney is Australia records AQI 12 times the hazardous level, health warnings issued

When we think about air pollution, Delhi is the first city that comes in our mind. But this piece has to be about Sydney which on Tuesday, witnessed air pollution about 12 times the ‘hazardous’ level. The Air Quality Index … Continue reading

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Sydney weather: Sydney air quality worse than China as NSW records worst ever air pollution

NSW has succumbed to the highest levels of air pollution from smoke ever recorded, as Sydneysiders wake to air quality conditions worse than Shenzhen, China. Some of the smoke is reaching as far away as South America. Air quality in … Continue reading

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Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires rage across the region. Strong winds overnight brought smoke from fires inland, pushing the air quality in Australia’s largest city to beyond “hazardous” … Continue reading

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Hazardous air quality warning as smoke from bushfires spreads across NSW and Queensland

Hazardous air quality warning as smoke from bushfires spreads across NSW and Queensland Residents in Sydney and other parts of the east coast advised to stay indoors where possible to avoid air pollution   Much of Sydney and the Hunter … Continue reading

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