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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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Week kicks off with more choking haze and cancelled flights in the north

From Nan to Mae Hong Son, Phrae, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, choking smog continues to be a persistent problem and part of daily life in the North, where more than 400 brushfire hotspots have now been identified. Most of … Continue reading

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Threat of air pollution to worsen along with global warming, warns Climate Council

Increased air pollution from bushfires is among the rising threats facing NSW residents as global warming makes blazes more likely, according to a new report by the Climate Council. The council said air quality levels were 50 times worse than … Continue reading

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Air pollution study must factor in bushfire smoke

A STUDY of Perth’s air quality by interstate universities to help predict future pollution levels has determined the accuracy of forecast models for the region would be low due to diffuse sources of bushfire smoke. Researchers from the Universities of … Continue reading

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