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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Proposed fireplace bylaw prohibits burning wet timber, high sulphur coal

About 75,000 Auckland households will need to be careful about how they use their fireplaces under newly proposed burning restrictions. On Thursday Auckland councillors discussed a draft air quality bylaw for indoor fires which would ban the burning of wet … Continue reading

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Timaru’s air pollution the worst in Australasia, figures reveal 

Timaru’s air pollution levels are the worst in Australasia, new figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) show.Timaru’s annual mean levels of PM10 particles and PM2.5 particles were both above the air pollution level recommended as safe by the WHO.PM10 … Continue reading

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Car occupants exposed to more pollution than cyclists

Ongoing research at the University of Canterbury has found that the air inside cars contains more pollutants than the air cyclists breathe on the street. Researchers measured traffic pollution whilst travelling via different transport modes in Auckland and Christchurch. Their … Continue reading

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NZ air pollution similar to large cities overseas – study

Commuters in Auckland and Christchurch are exposed to levels of air pollution similar to those found in other large cities around the world, a new study reveals. The study, led by University of Canterbury geography Professor Simon Kingham, examined the … Continue reading

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Auckland Pollution Causes Deaths

Air pollution causes hundreds of deaths in Auckland per year and causes more than $200 million worth of social damage, a new report claims. Auckland’s air quality is so bad that in the past two months it exceeded the Government’s National … Continue reading

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