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Researchers say wildfire smoke is reversing years of air pollution progress

Record-setting wildfires are becoming a regular occurrence in the Western United States. It’s a sobering trend that poses a threat to people across the country, as hazardous smoke pollutes the air. “Fires burn in California, or in Nevada and Arizona, … Continue reading

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Wildfires Caused Half Of Western America’s Pollution: Study

Even as pollution emissions declined from other sources including vehicle exhaust and power plants, the amount from fires increased sharply. Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent … Continue reading

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Wildfire smoke in U.S. exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Smoke at concentrations that topped the government’s charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people. Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the … Continue reading

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‘Hidden cost’ of wildfire smoke: Stanford researchers estimate up to 3,000 indirect deaths

More than two dozen people have died as a direct result of California’s devastating wildfires so far this year. But the actual number of lives lost because of them may have been much higher. Researchers at Stanford University estimate that … Continue reading

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Doctors alarmed by surge in hospital visits as toxic smoke engulfs west coast

Northern California health system reports surge in cases as region endures weeks of dangerous air A month after hundreds of wildfires started spewing toxic smoke along the west coast, doctors are seeing the alarming health effects of air pollution. In … Continue reading

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California wildfire smoke drifts to East Coast, Europe

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging California has drifted across the U.S., reaching parts of the East Coast and Europe, officials said. “Satellite images this morning show smoke aloft moving over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” the National Weather Service’s … Continue reading

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Wildfire smoke reaches Michigan; North State air hazardous to breathe

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States has spread east, raising pollution levels as far as the Great Lakes region, according to the National Weather Service. In California’s North State, pollution levels are unhealthy to very unhealthy, and the … Continue reading

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North Texans breathed polluted air nearly 30% of 2018, report says

Air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth reached above-normal pollution levels on 106 days, according to the report. Air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth reached above-normal pollution levels on 106 days in 2018, according to a new report by the Environment Texas Research … Continue reading

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