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Air Quality

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Coverage of air quality since November 12, 2021.

Environmental assessment process underway for shuttered Nova Scotia pulp mill

"...The company also says approximately 40 per cent of the project's capital spending will deal directly with odour and air quality improvements, which will see an 80 per cent reduction in sulphur emissions from an average of 65 tonnes per year in 2019 to an estimated 13 tonnes per year. It also says there will be a nine per cent reduction in greenhouse gases emitted by the mill's stacks from 55,500 tonnes per year to an estimated 51,000 tonnes. Paper Excellence says construction of the project is expected to begin in late 2024 following environmental approval..."

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Farmers Reminded To Practice Grain Safety

"..."We'd always encourage using full protection equipment, your standard harness and lifeline, lanyard situation, hooked up to of course a solid anchor point," noted Gobeil. "Also, before entry, we'd want to ensure that the air quality is okay to enter. When the grain does go out of condition, there could be poor air quality in the way of low oxygen levels which would also put someone in danger..."

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Air Quality Approval For Reversing Falls Mill Up For Approval

"...Class 1 major industries are required to comply with the Air Quality Regulation under the Clean Air Act, and to operate under the terms and conditions..."

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Ban on entry of trucks into Delhi extended till Dec 7

"...The capital recorded three consecutive “severe” air days between Friday and Sunday. The AQI was still on the brink of the “severe” category. An AQI of 398 (very poor) was recorded at 3 pm, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)..."

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Kelowna residents will see smoke as WFN clears forests of potential wildfire fuel

"...Westbank First Nation (WFN) are warning Kelowna residents they may see smoke in the next few days as WFN clears forests of materials that could feed wildfires..."

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UBC’s Kevin Kung and Vidyut Mohan find solution for New Delhi’s pollution

"...Many farmers burn their crop residue, which has devastating effects on climate and human health through smoke pollution or by providing fuel to feed catastrophic wildfires. Using MiniTorr to transform the waste at the local level into fertilizer means farmers can improve their crop yields and invest the money into their daily operations—all while cutting down on carbon emission, improving air quality and reducing wildfire risk..."

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Vernon installs new air quality monitoring sensors

"...Between intense wildfire smoke and spring dust challenges, Vernon has suffered through some periods of seriously poor air quality. Now the municipality is getting into the business of tracking local air quality conditions itself. Reporter Megan Turcato has the details on what’s been installed and how it could help the municipality moving forward..."

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Living walls found to drastically reduce heat loss in older buildings

"...Along with benefits such as air purification and noise reduction, "living walls" are also claimed to help regulate the temperature within new buildings which they're built into. A recent study now indicates that they have the same effect when added to much older, existing structures. Led by Dr..."

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La Palma Volcano Exacerbates Island Air Quality

"...La Palma’s erupting volcano continued to spew ash and lava on Sunday, while air quality worsened on the island after a new overflow of the volcano cone..."

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KPU's Langley campus supporting tree planting in Ethiopia

"...Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is supporting a project helping rural Ethiopian communities fight back against climate change impacts such as flooding and drought..."

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Abbotsford mayor hopeful as some flood waters recede, key pump station holds out Globalnews.ca

"...A failure of the pump station, which moves nearly 1. 9 million litres of water per minute, could have led to “catastrophic” further flooding on the Sumas Prairie, an agricultural area that's been hardest hit by flooding in the region. While the pump station remains active, Braun said the city wouldn't be able to open flood gates until the Fraser River water level drops far enough, something Braun said he hoped to see in the next 24 to 36 hours..."

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Smog chokes Indian capital as air pollution levels soar

"...Among the many Indian cities gasping for breath, New Delhi tops the list every year. The crisis deepens particularly in the winter when the burning of crop residues in neighbouring states coincides with cooler temperatures that trap deadly smoke. That smoke travels to New Delhi, leading to a surge in pollution in the city of more than 20 million people and exacerbating what is already a public health crisis..."

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Jobs in air quality

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Division Manager, Solid Waste Planning - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...Demonstrates a broad-based view of issues, understands the long term implications of actions and aligns the business strategies of the Planning function with department and corporate strategic objectives..."

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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.

We’ve Been Wrong About How We Build Homes

"...“Passive House (Passivhaus) represents today’s highest energy standard for building performance with the promise of reducing the operational energy consumption of buildings by up to 75% in California, while providing superior comfort and extreme indoor air quality – all with minimal additional upfront investment. ” ..."

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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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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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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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Academic Research

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

A Novel Method of On-site Biochar Production from Crop Residues and Further Application to Soils for Improvement in Soil Charac

"...The emission of greenhouse gases during burning of crop residues is a prime factor responsible for deterioration of ambient air quality and environmental health hazard..."

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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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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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Study on Electricity Substitution Plan for Residential Scattered Coal in Beijing?Tianjin?Hebei Region

"...In order to promote civil scattered coal replacement and air quality improvement in Beijing?Tianjin?Hebei Region, CAEP research team have implemented this research to design the electricity substitution plan for civil scattered coal and analyze the corresponding economic costs and environmental effects, so as to provide decision-making reference for the government..."

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Implications of a Natural Ventilation Retrofit of an Office Building

"...The US Environmental Protection Agency exposed that indoor levels of air pollutants may be as much as five times as high as outdoor levels..."

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Regional flow motion and heat energy balance analysis of a 10,000 class pharmaceutical cleanroom with secondary return air condi

"...Results demonstrate that promotion of the return air volume in the occupied area could appropriately reduce pollutant concentration level..."

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Big data revealed relationship between air pollution and manufacturing industry in China

"...We find that air pollution control policy was relatively extensive from 1998 to 2005, and that there was a negative relationship between air quality and manufacturing industry benefits..."

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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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Emission of Hazardous Air Pollution in the Composite Production

"...Composite production contributes to air pollution by releasing hazardous pollutants into the atmosphere..."

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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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SOCAIRE: Forecasting and monitoring urban air quality in Madrid

"...It focuses on modeling available components which affect air quality: past concentrations of pollutants, human activity, and numerical pollution and weather predictions..."

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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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