Air Quality

Hundreds still out of their homes after steam pipe leak in Flatiron District

Five hundred people remain out of their homes and businesses after a steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos-laden vapor into the air in Manhattan's …

Bill de Blasio

£2.8 million funding to tackle deadly air pollution in Coventry

Funding for a number of new initiatives to tackle air pollution - thought to be responsible for more than 100 deaths in Coventry each year - has been …

Pollution

Kelowna’s air quality is almost the worst in North America

It doesn't take an expert to look out the window today and realize the Central Okanagan's air quality is not at its typical standard.<p>Okanagan …

British Columbia

Study says Washingtonians should start preparing for smoke days

As the frequency of wildfires continues to grow in the Northwest, residents may have to start preparing for smoke days, like they do for power …

Wildfires

Ozone Levels at America's National Parks Match Those of Big Cities

Heading to a National Park this summer? You might not get that breath of fresh air you’re expecting.<p>A new study from researchers at Iowa State and …

National Parks

Okanagan wildfires lead to evacuation alerts for some Peachland and West Kelowna residents

Parts of the Okanagan are filling up with smoke as the wildfire situation has deteriorated this week.<p>The Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland grew …

Western Canada

Get Ready To Feel The Heat This Weekend

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>| Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Get ready to feel the heat this weekend with a forecast high temperature of 95° Sunday, which …

Heatstroke

"Yesterday was apocalyptic" after forest fire smoke blows into Red Lake, Ont.

The forest fire season heating up in northwestern Ontario has caused smoky conditions in many communities in the northwestern reaches of the province.<p>…

Aboriginal Canadians

Pollutionwatch: hitting home, the everyday chemicals that boost the smogs

The recent hot weather has allowed us to enjoy life outdoors – afternoons in the park, evenings in the garden – but it comes with a downside. Summer smog has enveloped the UK, with southern England the worst affected. In south-east England air pollution was moderate or high on the government’s …

Pollution

Mann+Hummel moves AI startup from Silicon Valley to the Triangle - Triangle Business Journal

By Lauren K. Ohnesorge <br>– Senior Staff Writer, Triangle Business Journal<p>Jul 20, 2018, 8:44am EDT<p>Qlaire began in Silicon Valley. Its sole purpose: to …

Silicon Valley

New particle formation found to occur in heavily polluted air

An international team of researchers has found that new particle formation (NPF) can occur in the atmosphere even in heavily polluted air. In their …

Particles

Air quality study over Chesapeake Bay seeks to understand pollution

The sky above Hart-Miller Island became a busy laboratory for several weeks this summer as researchers launched balloons, drones and planes to better …

Pollution

Passive House Canada conference comes to Vancouver in November

July 20, 2018<br>by Canadian Architect<p>This year, Vancouver will host the two-day 2018 Passive House Canada Conference. Held on November 7-8, this year’s …

Canada

HNI migration can be checked via policy measures

There's much ado over migration of Indian millionaires in the recent past. The trend of high net-worth individuals (HNIs) taking off to shinier …

India News

Yosemite is open while the Ferguson fire rages, but should you go?

Summer is one of the most popular seasons at Yosemite National Park, but the nearby Ferguson fire is causing unhealthful air and leaving some of the park’s most scenic spots shrouded by smoke.<p>As of Thursday morning, the fire had claimed more than 17,000 acres and was 5% contained, according to …

National Parks

Boulder scientists join major study of smoke from western wildfires

Cliff Grassmick, Reporter-HeraldGraduate students Vanessa Selmonic, left, and I-Ting Ku look at data after landing after a test flight on Tuesday at …

Wildfires

Air Quality Alert for some today; severe weather possible for the weekend

A storm system moving through the Central Plains Thursday evening spawned numerous tornadoes in parts of Iowa. The hardest hit area was a suburb of …

Weather

Air Quality in American National Parks and Big Cities Is Roughly the Same

National parks usually have more vegetation, wildlife, and open spaces than urban areas, but the two don't look much different when it comes to air …

Taj Mahal

Downtown Los Angeles has cleaner air than these two national parks, report says

If you’re looking for fresh mountain air, you’re better off going to downtown Los Angeles than some of California’s national parks.<p>Wait, what?<p>A …

National Parks

EPA: Smog levels in San Antonio too high under new standard

State environmental agency disagrees with EPA decision in a scathing response<p>Responding to a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency on …

San Antonio

State regulators duke it out over whether Californians needs to limit vehicle miles traveled

In light of the state Legislature mandating the release of greenhouse gas score cards for more than a dozen municipalities, residents may find that …

California

Yosemite looks like smoky apocalypse as hikes ruined by wildfire

Air quality worsens overnight: 'My hair smells like a bonfire'<p>At the height of the tourism season, Yosemite Valley is choked in smoke from the Ferguson Fire raging nearby. The conditions have led some people to cut their trips short or stay indoors in a destination known for its outdoor …

National Parks

UK Cities Must Prepare 'Early' For Driverless Cars

Siemens' study warns of the consequences of incorrect preparation and legislation.<p>Cities should "anticipate and tackle" changes to their …

Autonomous Vehicle

Pedalling their way to 'Clean Air Day' awards success

Date published: 19 July 2018<p>Saddleworth School students with their Clean Air Day competition winners’ award and (back, left-to-right) Mark Matthews …

Manchester

Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears

A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been blocked, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts.<p>The plant – the largest planned in the southern hemisphere – would have burned …

Environment

Taxi drivers fuming as cabs face scrapheap over emissions target

NEARLY half of Edinburgh’s taxis are to be forced from the road in a massive emissions cull, the Evening News can reveal.All black cabs older than …

Edinburgh

Outcry over traffic scheme outside Hackney school named as one of London's most polluted

Campaigners are urging Hackney council to scrap a traffic scheme after a study showed its potential impact on air quality outside a primary school …

UK News

Storms, dead trees could hinder firefighting near Yosemite

A deadly forest fire kept spreading Wednesday west of Yosemite National Park, and erratic winds and trees killed by a historic California drought are …

Forests

Site work begins for opposed oil refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, though the project still faces hurdles, including a lawsuit by environmental groups.<p>Meridian said it …

Oil & Gas Industry

'Odourbusters' taskforce set to investigate Queensland stink

If something stinks, in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? Odourbusters.<p>That's the tag given to a Queensland government taskforce charged with …

Australia