Tag Archives: New York City

Volatile compounds from personal products drive urban ozone chemistry

Emissions from products like deodorant and lotion played a major role in 2018 high ozone levels in New York Personal care products like deodorant and lotion contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that add fragrance or texture—and these can be emitted … Continue reading

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Particles from Paints, Pesticides Have Deadly Impact

Air pollution triggered by use of common chemicals, fuels may kill 10 times more people than previously recognized Hundreds of thousands of people around the world die too soon every year because of exposure to air pollution caused by our … Continue reading

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Smoke Across North America

While plumes of wildfire smoke from western North America have passed over the northeastern U.S. and Canada multiple times each summer in recent years, they often go unnoticed. That is because smoke that spreads far from its source typically moves … Continue reading

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New York air quality among worst in world as haze from western wildfires shrouds city

Smoke from wildfires in the west caused hazy skies as air quality index surged to 157 in Manhattan, well above threshold of 100 New York City air quality was among the worst in the world as cities across the eastern … Continue reading

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Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases … Continue reading

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NYC air pollution at all-time low, data reveals 

New Yorkers can breathe a little easier — air pollution in the city is at the lowest level ever recorded, new data from the city Health Department shows. The amount of particulate matter in the air — considered the most … 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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Air Pollution NYC | Air Pollution Manhattan

Thank God for Central Park, because everywhere else in the city is pretty damn polluted. According to a new study from MIT Senseable City Lab, most New Yorkers are breathing toxic air. If you thought the air in your office … Continue reading

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