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Smoke from wildfires can tip air quality to unhealthy levels: Researchers analyze the long-term impact that wildfire smoke has on air quality in the US

Smoke plumes emanating from wildfires are swept high up into the air and spread over thousands of kilometers even days after a fire has been put out. The fine particles and harmful ozone contained in these plumes often have devastating … Continue reading

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Thomas Fire | Smoke impacts SLO County air quality

For the second day in a row, San Luis Obispo County residents have woken up to haze and an orange sun, as smoke from the Thomas Fire drifts this way. The air quality ranged from good to moderate throughout the … Continue reading

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Link between forest fire smoke and pollution events discovered 

Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at … Continue reading

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Wildfires are creating a public health crisis of smoke problems.

In the new “Smoke Belt,” it’s raining ash and respiratory illnesses. No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. Over the past week, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and … Continue reading

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Northern California Wildfires Released a Year’s Worth of Pollution

A week since the wildfires in Sonoma and surrounding counties started, flames have engulfed over 200,000 acres of land and nearly 6,000 structures. At least 40 casualties have been reported while many remain missing and unaccounted for. The firestorm came … Continue reading

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California’s Fires Are Making The Air Quality Worse Than Delhi

As climate change makes wildfires more common and stronger, clean air is also at risk. The deadly wildfires in Northern California have killed at least 23 people, with hundreds still missing, and destroyed more than 3,500 homes and other buildings. The human … Continue reading

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Air pollution from California fires equals a year’s worth of traffic, analyst says

According to local fire officials, buildings in California’s Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated on Monday morning, after multiple wildfires began spreading throughout the area with a thick smoke and large flames. According to the state Department of Forestry … Continue reading

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Wildfires causing ‘unprecedented levels’ of air pollution 

The North Bay wildfires are causing “unprecedented levels” of air pollution throughout the Bay Area, regional air quality officials said today. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District earlier today issued a smoke advisory because of the wildfires, which have … Continue reading

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