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Pollutionwatch: summer’s deadly wildfires cause pollution worldwide

Widespread wildfires have taken lives and destroyed habitats as well as causing air pollution Wildfires are spanning the northern hemisphere. Local impacts have been severe; notably the loss of habitat and life, including the tragic deaths in Greece. Smoke has caused … Continue reading

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Seattle and Portland Air is Now Dirtier Than Most Polluted Cities in Asia

For now, two of America’s cleanest cities have dirtier air than the the most polluted cities in Asia. IN THE DAMP and dreary Pacific Northwest, where moss climbs the trees and moisture dribbles down lamp posts and seems to seep through … Continue reading

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Wildfires’ smoke gets even worse, prompting B.C. to elevate health-risk warnings for Metro Vancouver to highest levels

Metro Vancouver’s air quality continues to deteriorate as smoke from dozens of serious wildfires remains over the area. This afternoon (August 21), the province revised values for the region’s Air Quality Health Index, elevating health-risk levels from eight and nine … Continue reading

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B.C. wildfires cause light orange haze over Vancouver in wake of air quality advisory

Vancouver residents are experiencing a small taste of what others in the B.C. Interior have been enduring for nearly a month. This morning, a light orange haze has descended over Vancouver. The misty skies are the result of smoke being … Continue reading

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London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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World Pollutionwatch: Fire can kill – far from the flames 

Vancouver is normally one of the world’s cleanest cities but this July its air resembled that in Beijing due to smoke and ash from forest fires over 200 kilometres away. Further fires along the western side of the US and … Continue reading

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Caring for the Air – Forest Fires, Air Quality Advisories, and Why Fraser Valley Smog is Worse in the Summer

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 Forest fires outside our region are having an impact on air quality in the Lower Fraser Valley this summer. Elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter from those fires resulted in an air quality advisory being issued for the eastern parts of the … Continue reading

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