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During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone 

Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities “greener,” both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation of ozone. Their … Continue reading

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Spring is not the only thing in the air 

Warmer days are welcome, but this is often our most polluted time of year, with agriculture one of the biggest culprits Longer days are here at last, but in terms of air quality, spring is often our most polluted time … Continue reading

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All of That Pollution In Asia Turns Into Smog In the U.S.

New research has found that the United States’ reductions in air pollution have been stymied by the exponential increase of pollutants coming from Asia. As long as you don’t like breathing, that’ll be no big deal. The smog in Los … Continue reading

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Air pollution ’causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe’

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful … Continue reading

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Hot temperatures provoked air pollution alert in Maine over the weekend

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued on Friday an air quality alert due to unhealthy ground-level ozone concentrations in the air along the Maine Coast from Kittery to Acadia National Park. The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday at … Continue reading

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How ozone attacks our food

September marks the end of the UK’s summer and also the end of our risk period for summertime smog. From now on, shorter days and weaker sun mean that ground level ozone won’t pass six on the 10-point UK pollution … Continue reading

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Caring for the Air – Forest Fires, Air Quality Advisories, and Why Fraser Valley Smog is Worse in the Summer

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Forest fires outside our region are having an impact on air quality in the Lower Fraser Valley this summer. Elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter from those fires resulted in an air quality advisory being issued for the eastern parts of the … Continue reading

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Air pollution from China undermining gains in California, Western states

This Dec. 10, 2009 file photo shows smog shrouding a building under construction in Beijing. A new study in the journal Nature finds that while U.S. controls on air pollution have been driving down a major ingredient of smog, ozone … Continue reading

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