Category Archives: USA & Canada

Doctors, air pollution experts forecast worsening health effects of wildfire smoke

Advice for a five-day episode doesn’t work when you’re talking about an entire potential season Health experts warn that a shift in mindset and new solutions are needed as exposure to smoke from bigger wildfires becomes a regular occurrence. While … Continue reading

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Smoke Across North America

While plumes of wildfire smoke from western North America have passed over the northeastern U.S. and Canada multiple times each summer in recent years, they often go unnoticed. That is because smoke that spreads far from its source typically moves … Continue reading

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New York air quality among worst in world as haze from western wildfires shrouds city

Smoke from wildfires in the west caused hazy skies as air quality index surged to 157 in Manhattan, well above threshold of 100 New York City air quality was among the worst in the world as cities across the eastern … Continue reading

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July 4 fireworks caused second-highest air pollution level from the holiday in Southern California in a decade

This year’s Fourth of July fireworks created the second-highest air pollution levels from the holiday in the last decade and were the highest since the Bobcat wildfire in September, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday. The agency … Continue reading

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You Might Want To Mask Up: Fireworks Cause Spikes In Air Pollution

Many people will flock to Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, eager to raise a toast beneath the year’s most spectacular aerial displays now that pandemic restrictions have been lifted. But some might want to keep those N95 masks handy … Continue reading

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Calgary researchers reaching for the sky with air quality study

The air is thick with fumes and smoke, and University of Calgary researchers are directing their skills to measuring and detecting it. In Calgary, there are three permanent air quality monitoring stations part of the air quality regulatory system. However, … Continue reading

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New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries. They found that worldwide, more than one … Continue reading

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High pollution advisory in effect for metro Phoenix area

A high pollution advisory is in effect across metro Phoenix through Monday, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced. It is recommended that residents — especially children and adults with respiratory problems — limit outdoor activity while the advisory is … Continue reading

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