Air Pollution From California Wildfires in Some Regions ‘Unprecedented’

Suzanne E. Paulson, Director, Center for Clean Air at the University of California at Los Angeles, said the wildfires are having an “enormous impact” on pollution for areas downwind. “There are so many fires burning, and they are taking a long time to control, so populations in many directions from the fires are being impacted,” […]

California’s Air Quality Is Poor. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

Experts say it is especially important to avoid cigarettes. They also recommend avoiding strenuous outdoor activities such as exercising or mowing the lawn when the air is bad. When outside, well-fitted N95 masks are also recommended, though they are in short supply because of the pandemic.

‘Have we forgotten social distancing?’ Critics accuse beach crowds of ‘undoing the hard work of lockdown’ during dash to the seaside on hottest August day in 17 years as staycation stampede leaves roads gridlocked

‘It’s a good idea to remain indoors during the worst of the heat during the day. It’s also advised to wear thin, light clothing, drink plenty of fluids and to eat normally, but perhaps more cold food than usual, particularly salads and fruit which contain a lot of water and help us stay hydrated.

Studies show wildfire smoke linked to spike in asthma, strokes and heart attacks

A secondary threat for those closer to the blazes can come from the presence of carbon monoxide from wildfire smoke. The colorless, odorless gas emitted during the smoldering stages of a fire, when inhaled, can “reduce oxygen delivery to the body’s organs and tissues and can lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness and, in high concentrations, […]

The drivers brought to a halt by almost EMPTY cycle lanes: Audit of traffic reveals how £225million green scheme is squeezing furious motorists onto narrowed streets next to deserted bike lanes

‘The scheme continues to be extremely polarising and is causing HUGE levels of upset to many residents who are concerned about a wide ranging number of issues: Disability access, access for care workers, concern for local businesses, increased pollution on neighbouring road, impact on house prices on those who have been cut off from their […]

Are They Symptoms of COVID-19 or Wildfire Smoke? Frontline Docs Are Freaking Out

When Bill Toepper was doing his Wednesday rounds for Portland Street Medicine, a group that provides care and advice to people without housing in the Oregon city, he looked up at the sky with concern: the clouds were thick and dark enough that it reminded him of tornado weather in the Midwest, where he once […]

How coronavirus is dividing Britain: Majority of people who followed social-distancing restrictions resent lockdown rule breakers as solidarity gives way to distrust, study finds

‘But our new research has found that there is also a more concerning picture that has arisen. The social divisions caused by the pandemic are stark, but we must work to ensure that these divisions don’t fracture society in the long-term.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps

With barely a month left in office, Bush authorized $25 billion in loans to GM and Chrysler from the $700 billion bailout fund that was initially intended to save the largest U.S. banks. Ford decided against taking any money. Once in office, Obama appointed a task force to oversee GM and Chrysler, both of which […]

Renewable Energy: Operators ready to support govt aspirations — Adebajo

In other words, are you saying that your company and others in the sector have been very busy even with the lockdown and you’re ready to do more moving forward? We are ready to do more. We appreciate the government for tackling the power sector problem head-on. We need to fix the grid, and it […]

Washington Fire Map, Update for State Route 167, Evans Canyon, Cold Springs Blazes

Nearby cities, including Puyallup, felt the effects of the fires with smoke “rolling in the city,” according to the Puyallup Police Department. The Central Pierce Fire and Rescue also said that the county was experiencing smoke from the fires in Eastern Washington.