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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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Macon’s air pollution surge caused by African desert

Georgia’s environmental regulators say a burst of air pollution found in Macon this summer came straight from Africa. Unusual weather patterns forced a concentration of dust from the Sahara Desert into parts of Georgia, they say. The Georgia Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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MPs to investigate London’s ‘invisible killer’ – the air we all breathe

MPs are to launch a new inquiry into air quality in London amid warnings that thousands of people are dying prematurely due to “invisible killer” pollution, The Standard reveals today. Just days after smog and sand whipped up from the … Continue reading

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Danger in the air

Early April’s mixture of air pollution and Saharan dust attracted considerable media attention but air pollution in mid-March was far worse. This prompted emergency measures in Paris and south Belgium including free public transport and car bans. No such actions … Continue reading

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