New York hits dangerous air pollution from wildfire smoke live updates in Canada

New York hits dangerous air pollution from wildfire smoke live updates in Canada

Mesmerizing drone footage shows the New York skyline blanketed in orange haze Sign up for Independent Climate’s email for the latest advice on how to save the planet Receive our free climate email New York City was blanketed in a sci-fi orange glow Wednesday afternoon as thicker smoke billowed south from Canada’s devastating wildfires. The … Read more

Millions of people breathe dangerous air as smoke from Canadian wildfires billows south over the United States

Millions of people breathe dangerous air as smoke from Canadian wildfires billows south over the United States

NEW YORK (AP) Smoke from Canadian wildfires has poured into the East Coast and Midwest of the United States Wednesday, blanketing both nations’ capitals in an unhealthy haze, grounding flights at major airports, postponing Major League Baseball games and prompting people to dig up the face masks of the pandemic era. Canadian officials have asked … Read more

Smoke from wildfires makes New York City’s air quality worst in the world

Animation showing smoke from a wildfire in the eastern United States

Millions of people in the eastern United States and Canada received health warnings from environmental regulators as thick smoke from northern bushfires wafted through cities from Ottawa to New York. Canada has been battling an active wildfire season with wildfires in most of its 10 provinces and territories for most of last month. Smoke from … Read more

New York Code Red Air Quality Alert issued after live fire updates in Canada

New York Code Red Air Quality Alert issued after live fire updates in Canada

Orange smog envelops Ottawa as wildfires in Canada continue to fill the skies Sign up for Independent Climate’s email for the latest advice on how to save the planet Receive our free climate email New York City woke Wednesday to another day of dark, smoke-filled skies as it remained, for now, one of the worst … Read more

Smoke from wildfires: Millions of people in North America face dangerous air quality, due to wildfires in Canada

The sun rises over a smoky New York City skyline.

More than 400 active wildfires erupted across Canada Tuesday night, according to authorities, exacerbating a wildfire season that has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, created a sense of anxiety across the country and triggered air quality alerts hundreds of miles south in the United States. The danger from wildfires, which in … Read more

This week’s air quality gives the United States a glimpse into global air pollution

This week's air quality gives the United States a glimpse into global air pollution

The dangerous haze that hung over parts of the Northeast and Midwest Wednesday morning was highly unusual for the United States. For many people around the world, that would be somewhat normal. Cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America have been so polluted for so long that air quality readings like those expected on Wednesday … Read more

Air Quality Alerts: Symptoms and signs of health complications to be aware of

Air Quality Alerts: Symptoms and signs of health complications to be aware of

Air quality advisories are in effect Tuesday for up to 100 million people in the United States, from the Midwest and Texas to the Northeast, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. In the Northeast, poor air quality is the result of wildfires raging in eastern Canada, sending smoke wafting across the United States. In some … Read more

How wildfires in Canada are making US air quality worse and what you can do to help

How wildfires in Canada are making US air quality worse and what you can do to help

A person jogs in a Brooklyn park on a foggy morning caused by the Canadian wildfires on June 6 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption on/off Spencer Platt/Getty Images Dozens of wildfires are burning in the Canadian province of Qubec, and the smoke is so intense it’s causing air quality … Read more

The amount of warming triggering carbon dioxide in the air reaches a new peak, growing at a near-record pace

The amount of warming triggering carbon dioxide in the air reaches a new peak, growing at a near-record pace

The cause of global warming it shows no signs of slowing down as heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere rose to record highs in its annual spring peak, leaping at one of the fastest rates on record, officials announced Monday. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are now at their highest in over 4 million … Read more