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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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Metro Vancouver issues air quality advisory due to smoke from wildfires

Metro Vancouver has issued an air quality advisory due to the fine particulates in smoke from wildfires that have invaded the region. People with chronic medical conditions are being warned to avoid strenuous exercise or to stay inside. Health officials … Continue reading

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Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro Vancouver authorities issued a rare air-quality advisory. Residents were told to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise at certain times, with air conditions said … Continue reading

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