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Alberta wildfire smoke making its way into Saskatchewan 

Smoke from the raging fire in Fort McMurray has moved into Saskatchewan, producing low visibility in some areas. Environment Canada issued special air quality statements for parts of the province, saying northwest winds are spreading smoke from wildfires in northeast … Continue reading

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Air pollution caused by wildfires could trigger heart problems: study

New research shows that exposure to air pollution caused by wildfires could increase the risk for acute heart incidents such as cardiac arrest. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association on Wednesday linked cardiac arrests, … Continue reading

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Haze from Canadian wildfires spreads across many US states

Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. The smoke has caused spectacular red … Continue reading

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Smoke from hundreds of North American wildfires is taking a toll on U.S. air quality

There are hundreds of active wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska this week in what has been a horrible fire season so far. Unfortunately, the smoke from all of these fires has to go somewhere, and the jet stream has been … Continue reading

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