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Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find

Up to 14 people died prematurely due to smoke from a hazard reduction burn in Sydney, new research has found, prompting calls for better …

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Air pollution in London passes levels in Beijing... and wood burners are making problem worse

Air pollution in London passed levels in Beijing this week, figures have shown, with popular wood burning stoves blamed for exacerbating the problem.<p>On Monday London mayor Sadiq Khan issued the highest air pollution alert in London for the first time, and said on Tuesday that the capital’s ‘filthy …

Hong Kong’s official air quality index failing to warn on deadly health hazard

Each morning after waking up, I look out of the window at the clarity of the air and then check two websites that give air pollution readings for …

Smog levels in Beijing off the charts

Residents in Beijing kicked off the first day of the new year with smog that was off the charts.<p>The air quality index released by the municipal …

Pollution

Air quality in Sydney at dangerous levels

The area around Lindfield on Sydney's north shore had the poorest air quality and extremely poor visibility, at one point reaching 894 on the air …

Pollution