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New annual air quality targets already exceeded in Christchurch and Kaiapoi

Christchurch and Kaiapoi have already exceeded new annual air quality targets just four weeks into winter. Christchurch and Kaiapoi have already exceeded new annual air quality targets just four weeks into winter. Christchurch has recorded four high air pollution nights since May … Continue reading

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All is not pristine in New Zealand 

Most images of New Zealand show a pristine environment of great beauty. It therefore comes as a surprise that airborne particle pollution in many towns is above World Health Organisation guidelines. This is not due to the diesel cars that … 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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Pollution along Dorset’s roads breaching EU and UK health standards 

Pollution along Dorset’s roads breach EU and UK air quality safety standards, figures show. Latest figures from Defra show that most of Bournemouth and Poole’s commuter roads breached the acceptable standard for NOx gases in 2014. Exposure to NOx gases is thought by the … 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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