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Pollutionwatch: how much Sahara desert dust do we breathe?

Dust that swept Europe in February affects weather systems but also contains many allergens Saharan dust high in the skies over Europe caused some spectacular sunsets in February. Many of us found dust on our cars, and Alpine snow has … Continue reading

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Sahara dust causes air pollution spike in Europe

A plume of Sahara dust that has blanketed parts of southern and central Europe in recent days caused a short, sharp spike in air pollution across the region, researchers said Tuesday. The European Commission’s Copernicus satellite monitoring program said measured … Continue reading

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Skies and snow turn orange as massive Saharan Dust load spreads across south-central Europe this weekend

A massive amount of Saharan Dust has advected across the Mediterranean into central Europe this weekend, thanks to the favorable pattern turning the jet stream into southerly directions. High dust concentrations have turned skies and snow to orange across southern … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla dust cloud’ from Sahara blankets Caribbean on its way to US

Air quality sinks to hazardous levels as biggest cloud seen in a generation swamps region after transatlantic journey A vast cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the US with a size and concentration that … Continue reading

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Mayor Sadiq calls for London air pollution signs and alerts

Transport for London told to ‘urgently’ develop package of public alerts and signs to raise awareness of air pollution Roadside signposts and online alerts could be used to inform Londoners of air pollution hotspots and periods of poor air quality, … Continue reading

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Sahara dust only ‘partly responsible’ for UK’s worst pollution event in 10 years 

Thin film of red dust enveloping parts of country for two weeks in 2014 came mostly from farms in mainland Europe and local emissions, study says Britain’s most serious air pollution event in the past 10 years was only partly … Continue reading

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Health warning issued as Saharan dust cloud set to send air pollution levels soaring in Peterborough area 

A health warning has been issued as air pollution is expected to reach high levels tomorrow, Thursday December 17. Levels of air pollution are expected to reach moderate to high levels in the Peterborough, Stamford and Wisbech areas as a … Continue reading

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Warm weather brings high air pollution warnings for much of England

Pollution levels will peak on Friday, particularly in areas of south-east England where the government are advising the entire population to reduce physical activity Harmful levels of air pollution will accompany the warm weather expected across the UK on Friday, … Continue reading

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