Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Seattle to Open Smoke Shelters for ‘New Normal’ Summer Fires

2018 saw 24 days with hazardous air quality levels due to wildfire smoke     By TOM JAMES The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Ahead of a Western wildfire season expected to be again worse than average, officials in Seattle ...

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Study: U.S. West Forest Fires Release Less Carbon Than Thought

Amount of carbon dioxide is greatly overestimated     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from forest fires in the U.S. West is being greatly overestimated, possibly ...

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Smoke from Fires Blankets Mexico City

Dozens of fires in and around Mexico City     MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s education ministry cancelled schools in the capital and surrounding areas for Thursday due to a siege of air pollution. Weather conditions at the end of ...

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