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‘Hidden cost’ of wildfire smoke: Stanford researchers estimate up to 3,000 indirect deaths

More than two dozen people have died as a direct result of California’s devastating wildfires so far this year. But the actual number of lives lost because of them may have been much higher. Researchers at Stanford University estimate that … Continue reading

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Doctors alarmed by surge in hospital visits as toxic smoke engulfs west coast

Northern California health system reports surge in cases as region endures weeks of dangerous air A month after hundreds of wildfires started spewing toxic smoke along the west coast, doctors are seeing the alarming health effects of air pollution. In … Continue reading

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California wildfire smoke drifts to East Coast, Europe

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging California has drifted across the U.S., reaching parts of the East Coast and Europe, officials said. “Satellite images this morning show smoke aloft moving over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” the National Weather Service’s … 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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New Delhi pollution prompts call to shut schools, sporting events

Farm fires in nearby states have sent clouds of smoke over the city, posing a health risk to its 20 million residents. Some doctors and residents urged New Delhi authorities to shut schools and cancel outdoor sporting events in the … Continue reading

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Smoke-laced smog envelops Phuket

Phuket awakes today enveloped by an eerie sea of smoke-laced mist and smog – a combination of light winds, smoke blowing up the Malacca Strait from the Indonesian plantation fires and low seasonal cloud. The conditions have reduced visibility generally … Continue reading

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Air quality advisory issued across several parts of B.C. due to wildfire smoke

Environment Canada forecasts smoky skies for Vanderhoof this week There is a chance of Vanderhoof skies being smoky today. An air quality advisory has been issued for several parts of B.C. including Vanderhoof over the weekend due to wildfire smoke … Continue reading

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Sydney smoke haze: bushfire reduction burns suspended to allow air to clear

Air quality rated ‘poor’ for second day in a row, as NSW Health warns conditions could aggravate respiratory issues Hazard reduction burns across Sydney have been suspended for at least 24 hours to allow smoke from earlier burns to clear. … Continue reading

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