Category Archives: Chile

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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Is Chile’s Success Causing Air Pollution at Home?

Chile’s run to the Copa America semifinals has been another bright spot for the nation’s soccer fans, but is it making the country’s longstanding air-pollution problem worse? Some observers in Santiago think so. The 7-0 win against Mexico may have inspired … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst cities for air pollution

With thousands of people dying every year due to poor air quality in these cities, something must be done to alleviate the problem. This week it was reported that almost 9,500 people lose their lives each year in London due … Continue reading

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Chile’s largest city temporarily shut down due to smog ’emergency’

Measures relaxed on Monday night after cars were ordered off streets of Santiago, businesses shut and 7 million residents told to stay indoors Authorities in Chile’s capital shut down hundreds of businesses and ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off … Continue reading

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Santiago Smog: Chile Declares Environmental Emergency Over Air Pollution

Extremely high level of air pollution in the Chilean capital of Santiago has forced authorities to declare a state of environmental emergency in the Santiago metropolitan area for Monday, the country’s environment ministry said in a statement. The emergency measures, which … Continue reading

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Chile’s air is so polluted that Copa America fans are being told not to barbecue

It’s a Chilean tradition. The mad rush home from work early — triggering traffic jams — to light up the barbecue, crack open a beer, and watch the national soccer team bid for glory. Except that at this year’s Copa … Continue reading

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Chile’s Copa América: Pollution worries hang in the air

As South America’s football heroes jet into Chile for the Copa América, a dark cloud is hanging over two host cities where air pollution alerts are worrying organizers and fans. With just days to go to the continental championship which … Continue reading

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First Air Quality Pre-Emergency in Santiago

DUE TO POOR VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONS THE INTENDENCIA METROPOLITANA HAS DECLARED THE FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL PRE-EMERGENCY OF 2014. SANTIAGO — High levels of pollution have always been a problem in the history of Santiago. The air gets trapped between the mountains and this … Continue reading

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