Category Archives: Australia & Oceania

Sydney air pollution alert issued as temperature heads to 38C 

High ozone levels trigger air quality alert with health department warning asthma sufferers to be prepared and limit exposure An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney residents due to a high level of ozone, already exceeding government standards … Continue reading

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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation China is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency has … Continue reading

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All is not pristine in New Zealand 

Most images of New Zealand show a pristine environment of great beauty. It therefore comes as a surprise that airborne particle pollution in many towns is above World Health Organisation guidelines. This is not due to the diesel cars that … Continue reading

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Timaru’s air pollution standards breached for the twenty-third time 

Air pollution standards were breached yet again in Timaru. Timaru had its 23rd high population day on Wednesday – more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the first time air quality standards were breached … Continue reading

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Timaru’s 21st high air pollution day 

Timaru saw its 21st high pollution day on Tuesday – one more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the eighth consecutive time air quality standards were breached this month. On Tuesday the 24 … Continue reading

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Air pollution standards breached again in Timaru 

Timaru had its 18th high pollution day for 2016 on Monday, four more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the fifth time air quality standards were breached for the month. The latest breach … Continue reading

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Air pollution standards again breached in Timaru

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eleventh day this year on Tuesday as Geraldine recorded its first breach of the year. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station at Anzac Square, Timaru, recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 56 micrograms on June 21. The … Continue reading

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Timaru air pollution breaches standards for eighth time 

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eighth day, a week after the last breach. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station on Anzac Square recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 55 micrograms on Thursday. A reading over 50 micrograms of suspended particulate … Continue reading

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