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Fire-choked Yosemite has dirtier air than Beijing

A major wildfire burning on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has generated so much smoke that air pollution levels in Yosemite Valley are worse than in Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities. At the height of … Continue reading

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The most polluted US national parks

Air pollution in many national parks, from Yosemite to Joshua Tree and Kings Canyon, means a hike in the ‘fresh air’ is not as healthy as it seems, reports Mother Jones It’s late summer, and Americans are flocking to the … Continue reading

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How Polluted Is Your Air? 3 Easy Ways To Find Out

With the enormous Yosemite Rim fire still raging this week (and expected to burn for three more weeks) and four new wildfires now burning in Montana and Idaho, people in the western United States are understandably worried about how all … Continue reading

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Yosemite Wildfire Update: Smoke Prompts Bad Air Warnings in Nevada

The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away … Continue reading

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Smoke from Yosemite fire brings unhealthy air to area

The air quality in Reno and the surrounding region have been affected by the smoke blowing its direction from the Yosemite Rim Fire. As Reno’s great August smoke-out continues, one of the area’s top atmospheric scientists warns that people should … Continue reading

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