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Air Quality

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News and Opinion

Coverage of air quality since August 1, 2021.

Rossland pool closes due to poor air quality

"...Due to wildfires throughout BC and the U. S. , Rossland Recreation staff is monitoring the air quality in Rossland on an ongoing basis..."

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Hazy conditions return to Calgary due to wildfire smoke

"...Some experts suggest wildfire smoke could be more toxic to your body than air pollution..."

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Poor air quality due to northwestern Ontario wildfires: Environment Canada

"...Environment Canada says smoke from growing wildfires in northwestern Ontario is leading to poor air quality in the region..."

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"...In today's Big Story podcast, in recent weeks, there has been disastrous flooding in Europe, India, Arizona and in China. Summer temperatures have broken records from Canada to Pakistan. Toronto had the second worst air quality in the world because of wildfires in northern Ontario..."

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Shift in weather could push wildfire smoke from Lower Mainland back into B.C. Interior

"...An air quality advisory remains in place for the region, but Environment Canada meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau said the smoke could be pushed out as early as Tuesday..."

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Smoke from B.C. wildfires fouls Vancouver air

"...Air quality advisories continued, Monday as smoke from wildfires burning in the Interior and Washington State continued to blanked Metro Vancouver. Smoke also caused the cancellation of flights in Kelowna and Kamloops, where the air quality index maxed out at 10+. Grace Ke reports..."

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B.C. wildfire smoke forces flight cancellations

"...Flights in and out of Kelowna International Airport were cancelled due to a growing wildfireThe White Rock Lake wildfire is burning north of Vernon, and smoke has filled nearby areasB. C. 's Interior remains under an air quality advisory with many areas experiencing heavy smoke..."

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Vacationers' fun smoked out in the Okanagan

"...The August long weekend should be the peak of tourism season in the Okanagan, but heading into B. C. Day the region is facing a variety of challenges..."

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Keeping pets safe with smoky Okanagan skies

"...Humans and nature aren't the only things affected by the smoky skies, it can hurt your pets too. Sydney Morton spoke with West Kelowna veterinarian Dr. Oz to find out how to keep your pets safe in poor air quality..."

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Environment Canada issues Thunderstorm Warning

"...“Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors,” Environment Canada adds. Environment Canada said severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall. Environment Canada said encourages the public to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts..."

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B.C. wildfire count nears 250 but cooler temperatures, light rain bring some relief

"...Smoke from wildfires in the Kamloops, Castlegar, Williams Lake and south and central Okanagan areas has prompted Environment Canada to issue high risk alerts..."

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Researchers report link between exposure to wildfire smoke, increased COVID-19 cases

"...Researchers from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nev. published their findings on July 13 in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. The team measured the presence of PM2..."

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Jobs in air quality

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Air Quality Specialist

"...Reporting to the department manager this position will be responsible for evaluating air quality impacts from projects and developing..."

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Project Manager (Air Quality)

"...The successful candidate will provide strong technical support to projects and will mentor intermediate and junior..."

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Environmental Technologist

"...Air Quality/Occupational Hygiene Dartmouth, NS Pinchin is recruiting for an Environmental Technologist to join our Indoor Air Quality/Occupational Hygiene team in Dartmouth, NS..."

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Quality Control Manager - Calgary

"...Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Please submit your resume to humanresources@engineeredair..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention air quality.

10/23/20 - Brine Wells; Air Quality; Schools and Airborne Disease

Duration: 03:29

"...About 150 old brine wells in the area are being plugged..."

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Holy Smoke! Air Quality Meteorologist Scott Landes

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Indoor Air Quality Transparency with RESET™

Duration: 45:17

"...We can survive for weeks without food and days without water..."

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Indoor Air Quality Transparency with RESET™

Duration: 45:17

"...We can survive for weeks without food and days without water..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about air quality.

Protecting the Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience

"...Climate change and air pollution are speeding up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of 750 million people who rely on the water from these glaciers and snows..."

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How Catalytic Converters Reduce Pollution

"...While three-way catalytic converters are more efficient at removing pollutants, their effectiveness is highly sensitive to the air-fuel mixture ratio..."

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2. Principles & Strategies in Environmental Law

"...Environmental law seeks to balance the costs of environmental degradation with the economic benefits that companies reap..."

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1. Introduction to the Course

"...Lectures will present histories of nuclear experimentation, industrial and organic agriculture, air quality, plastics, wilderness, green building certification, and land use regulation..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about air quality relevant to the latest news.

Real-Time and Predictive Analytics of Air Quality with IoT System: A Review

"...Continuous monitoring of the air quality is hence essential to ensure early precaution or preventive measure can be taken in eliminating potential health risk which may be done via Smart Environmental Monitoring system with the Internet of Things (IoT), which is cost-effective and efficient way to control air pollution and curb climate change, IoT applications along with Machine Learning(ML) can make the data prediction in real-time..."

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Reduction of air pollutants and associated mortality during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in China: Impacts and implications

"...Our findings suggest that the COVID-19 lockdown has caused substantial decreases in air pollutants except for O3, and that substantial human health benefits can be achieved when strict control measures for air pollution are taken to reduce emissions from vehicles and industries..."

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Comparison of ammonia air concentration before and during the spread of COVID-19 in Lombardy (Italy) using ground-based and sate

"...The effect on air pollution has been studied in detail in the literature, although some pollutants, such as ammonia (NH3), have received comparatively less attention to date..."

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Environmental impact of COVID-19 led lockdown: A satellite data-based assessment of air quality in Indian megacities

"...Present research analysed the effects of COVID-19 led lockdown on air quality with special reference to major pollutants, namely nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and aerosol optical depth (AOD)..."

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Ambient air quality assessment using ensemble techniques

"...Apart from diseases pollution also influence dangerous climate, weather conditions and may cause acid rain, global warming, ozone layer depletion, rainfall declines, etc..."

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Numerical analysis of factors, pace and intensity of the corona virus (COVID-19) epidemic in Poland

"...Based on the presented models, our results indicate that air quality (air pollution level) is the most important factor in the context of enabling COVID-19 case load increase in Poland..."

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Ambient air pollution and emergency department visits in Toronto, Canada

"...To investigate the acute impact of various air pollutants on various disease groups in the urban area of the city of Toronto, Canada..."

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Characterizing the air pollution of the cities in the closure of corona virus disease 2019 in China

"...With the rapid development of industrialization and urbanization in China, energy and vehicle consumption have continued to increase in recent years and air pollution has become serious..."

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Assessing the spatial distribution of aerosols and air quality over the Ganga River basin during COVID-19 lockdown phase-1

"...The present study aims to analyze the variations in aerosol optical depth (AOD), black carbon (BC), organic carbon (OC), sulfate (SO4), dust, sea salt, fine mode dust and sea salt, and air quality over the Ganga River basin (GB), during the nation-wise lockdown phase-1 due to the outbreak of COVID-19..."

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Removal of particulate air pollutants by Australian vegetation potentially used for green barriers

"...Urban air quality monitoring and control are becoming increasingly important as the amount of airborne pollutants is directly related to public health..."

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Temporal convolutional denoising autoencoder network for air pollution prediction with missing values

"...However, air quality modeling faces challenges like long-term pollutant variations due to meteorological variables impact and missing values due to natural disaster or sensor shutdown..."

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Further Resources

Find out more about air quality.

FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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