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Wildfire smoke in U.S. exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Smoke at concentrations that topped the government’s charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people. Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the … Continue reading

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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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Wildfire smoke reaches Michigan; North State air hazardous to breathe

Smoke from wildfires in the western United States has spread east, raising pollution levels as far as the Great Lakes region, according to the National Weather Service. In California’s North State, pollution levels are unhealthy to very unhealthy, and the … Continue reading

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Global Transport of Smoke from Australian Bushfires

  The local impacts of the Australian bushfires have been devastating to property and life in Australia while producing extreme air quality impacts throughout the region. As smoke from the massive fires has interacted with the global weather, the transport … Continue reading

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Global Transport of Australian Bushfire Smoke – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

In this video, different aerosols are highlighted by color, including dust (orange), sea salt (blue), nitrates (pink) and carbonaceous (red), with brighter regions corresponding to higher aerosol amounts. This animation shows several high impact events across the globe between August 2019 … 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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