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Air pollution standards again breached in Timaru

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eleventh day this year on Tuesday as Geraldine recorded its first breach of the year. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station at Anzac Square, Timaru, recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 56 micrograms on June 21. The … Continue reading

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Timaru air pollution breaches standards for eighth time 

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eighth day, a week after the last breach. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station on Anzac Square recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 55 micrograms on Thursday. A reading over 50 micrograms of suspended particulate … 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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Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities 

Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now … Continue reading

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Dust sets off Timaru’s first high air pollution night for 2016 

Dust – not smoke – appears to have triggered Timaru’s first high air pollution night in 2016. The city recorded its first high air pollution night on March 10, with a PM10 concentration of 55 recorded at Anzac Square. Environment … Continue reading

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Timaru experiences high air pollution again

Timaru is failing at keeping its high air pollution days down to a minimum with the tally for the year to date being 10. Environment Canterbury (ECan) reports Timaru had a PM10 concentration of 53 on Monday. By this time … Continue reading

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Group seeks action on air pollution

Harmful levels of cancer-causing arsenic have been detected in the air around Victory from the types of wood being burned in domestic woodburners, Nelson environment and transport strategy group Nelsust says. The group wants further action on air quality in … Continue reading

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Air pollution threat to ‘big sky’ renown

Central Otago’s reputation for ”big sky” landscapes might be going up in smoke. The district is renowned for its clear skies and panoramic views, but at this time of year, some of those vistas are obscured by smoke lingering from … Continue reading

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