Tag Archives: El Niño

Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … Continue reading

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Beijing on pollution alert as smog season sets in

Beijing was put on yellow smog alert on Sunday, imposing restrictions on building and cooking outdoors. The Air Quality Index in Beijing stood at between 200 and 300 out of 500 on Saturday and Sunday, meaning “very unhealthy”. Forecasters said … Continue reading

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Haze set to last till November as El Nino stretches dry spell

The haze, a result of forest fires in parts of Indonesia, is set to remain until November, due in part to the dry spell caused by the El Nino effect said to be among the strongest since records were kept … Continue reading

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El Niño exerts a deadly effect

An unexpected link between the climate event El Niño and a rise in the number of deaths in southeast Asia is revealed in research published today in Nature Climate Change. El Niño events, which displace warm water into the eastern … Continue reading

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