Category Archives: USA & Canada

Air Quality Advisory declared for Northeast Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency declared an Air Quality Advisory for Northeast Ohio. The advisory for ground-level ozone is in effect throughout the entire day on Monday. Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties are affected … Continue reading

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Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s most populous cities

Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world’s worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a “clean air shelter.” … Continue reading

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Pollution is a ‘significant’ problem at 401 national parks, report says

More than 96% of national parks assessed in a recent report are “plagued by significant air pollution problems,” and some of California’s most iconic parks are among the most troubled, according to one of the nation’s largest nonprofit conservation associations. … Continue reading

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Severe air pollution can cause birth defects, deaths

In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model. The team of researchers from Texas A&M’s Colleges of … Continue reading

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Air quality advisory issued across several parts of B.C. due to wildfire smoke

Environment Canada forecasts smoky skies for Vanderhoof this week There is a chance of Vanderhoof skies being smoky today. An air quality advisory has been issued for several parts of B.C. including Vanderhoof over the weekend due to wildfire smoke … Continue reading

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The U.S. Cities With the Most Deaths From Air Pollution

Decreasing levels of air pollution in the U.S. have led to fewer deaths and illnesses, according to a new report out this week. But there are pockets of the country, namely Los Angeles, where air pollution kills thousands of people, … Continue reading

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Signficant Air Pollution Plagues Almost All U.S. National Parks

Ozone and other pollutants are obscuring views, hurting plants and causing health concerns for visitors at 96 percent of parks National parks are places people often go to get away from the problems of urban life. But a new report … Continue reading

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Millions more Americans breathing dirty air as planet warms – report

Forty-three percent of Americans live in places where they’re breathing unsafe air, according to American Lung Association An increasing number of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of smog or particulate air pollution – both of which are being … Continue reading

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