Tag Archives: Canada

Pierce County burn ban for smoky air includes barbecues, campfires 

Diminished air quality prompted the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to ban all outdoor burning in the region Wednesday. The state 1 burn ban went into effect at 4 p.m. for Pierce, King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties because smoke from British … Continue reading

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B.C. wildfires cause light orange haze over Vancouver in wake of air quality advisory

Vancouver residents are experiencing a small taste of what others in the B.C. Interior have been enduring for nearly a month. This morning, a light orange haze has descended over Vancouver. The misty skies are the result of smoke being … Continue reading

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Environment Canada alerts of increased air pollution due to ozone 

Environment Canada has issued a statement alerting residents of possible increased air pollution for July 18. The statement affects all of York Region and other parts of the GTA. Environment Canada says “hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause … Continue reading

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Air pollution results in 7,700 premature deaths in Canada each year: report

Air pollution cost Canadian families an estimated $36 billion in 2015 due to premature death and illness, a new research report says. The report, Costs of Pollution in Canada, is a compilation of scientific data on all aspects of pollution, … Continue reading

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Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized

As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto’s subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It’s a troubling realization … Continue reading

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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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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia 

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. Led by PHO … Continue reading

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