Category Archives: Australia & Oceania

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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Sydney smoke haze: bushfire reduction burns suspended to allow air to clear

Air quality rated ‘poor’ for second day in a row, as NSW Health warns conditions could aggravate respiratory issues Hazard reduction burns across Sydney have been suspended for at least 24 hours to allow smoke from earlier burns to clear. … Continue reading

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Australian cities see higher death toll from worsening air pollution

Air pollution in Australia’s major cities will worsen, in turn causing more premature deaths, according to a latest Australian-linked research on Monday (July 16). More than 3,000 premature deaths in the country every year are related to urban air pollution … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s ‘fog’ is actually particulate pollution

It’s been another cold winter day in Melbourne, with temperatures struggling to make it to 10 degrees Celsius. And while it may look like the fog stuck around all day, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It’s actually … Continue reading

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Aerial footage: Acrid smokey haze blankets Sydney & triggers air pollution warning amid ‘hazard reduction’ burnoffs

Air quality warnings have been triggered by burn offs in the surrounding areas which have left an acrid haze over the entire city. ABC Online reports there have been at least 11 days this month where air quality in the … Continue reading

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90 percent of world’s population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study. Nine out of every 10 people on … Continue reading

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