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London-based EV maker Arrival soars 10% after announcing a vehicle-development partnership with Uber

Arrival product chief Tom Elvidge. Arrival Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival soared Tuesday after the company struck a deal with Uber to develop a vehicle for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival said the car will reduce emissions as Uber has pledged for its London-based service to go fully electric by 2025. The Arrival Car's design is expected to be shown by the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival s...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Europe, London, Cars, Trends, Markets, North America, Air Quality, Emissions, Eastern Europe, Ev, Carla Mozee, Climate Crisis, Arrival


Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station

The power utility is being taken to court by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in a first-of-its-kind criminal prosecution The post Eskom could be fined R5-million over pollution at Kendal power station appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Pollution, Air Quality, Eskom, Kendal, Chris Yelland, Top Six, Enforcement Action, Air Pollutants, South Africa (country, Kendal power station, Centre For Environmental Rights, Timothy Lloyd, Barbara Creecy, False Information, Misleading Information


Millions of revelers in India defy fireworks ban, create toxic smog

Rather than listen to the advice of their government's officials and scientists, a good portion of a country did what they wanted, and justified it with religion and don't-tell-me-what-I-can't-do-ism. The fall out was that their health suffered, and so did the health of others, even the ones who did all the right things. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, India, World Health Organization, Fireworks, Ban, Air Quality, New Delhi, Hindu, Diwali, Maskless Idiots, Toxic Smog


Tendele’s mine pollutes their air and water, residents claim

The mining company says it complies with both the Air Quality Control Act and the Health and Safety Act, as well as conducting extensive research before starting operations The post Tendele’s mine pollutes their air and water, residents claim appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Activism, Mining, Air Pollution, Pollution, National, Air Quality, Water Quality, Coal Mining, Top Six, South Africa (country, KwaZulu-Natal, Centre For Environmental Rights, Fikile Ntshangase, Somkhele, MCEJO, Tendele


Sacramento Considers Banning Leaf Blowers On Days When AQI Hits 100

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As fall descends on the City of Trees, leaf blowers are a common sight and sound. But the city council is now working to change that, at least on days when the air reaches unhealthy levels. In a proposed ordinance the Sacramento City Council will be taking up on Tuesday, use of both electric and gas-powered leaf blowers would be banned on days when the AQI goes over 100. Officials argue that portable leave blowers contribute to dust emissions. The exhaust from engine and ref...
Tags: News, California, US, Local, Sacramento, Davis, Cbs, Air Quality, Sacramento City Council, Sacramento News, AQI


'What is AQI on an Apple Watch?': How to view the Air Quality Index on your Apple Watch with the AQI complication

The AQI complication on an Apple Watch measures the Air Quality Index in your area. Robert Galbraith/Reuters You can check the AQI (Air Quality Index) on your Apple Watch by adding an AQI display to your watch face.  The AQI is a measurement used by the EPA and other government agencies to describe the relative safety of air quality in a local area. Your Apple Watch will show you the local AQI as a number ranging from 0 to 500 — the lower the number, the safer the air around you is. Visit ...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Apple Watch, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Quality, Robert Galbraith, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Complications, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


Clean your damn fan or air conditioner

It's getting colder outside, and if you (like me) live in a milder climate, you may be planning to put your fan or air conditioner into storage soon if you haven't already. But before you do that: clean it. And when you take it out again in the spring? — Read the rest
Tags: Cleaning, Post, News, Air Conditioning, Fans, Air Quality, Allergies, HVAC, Wirecutter


Davis Police Responding To Calls About Illegal Leaf Blowing On Bad Air Quality Days

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Davis, Air Quality, Thomas, Marisco, Davis Police Department, Everbridge, Davis Last, Davis News, CBS Sacramento News, Thomas a Davis, George Marisco


How Air Quality Affects Your Ability to Exercise

When air quality is poor—for example, from wildfire smoke—we’re advised not to exercise outdoors. Let’s talk about why, and what you can do instead. Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Pollution, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Air Quality


Clearer Skies Bring Sacramento-Area Residents Out For Friday Night Fun

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Air Quality, Folsom, Lawson, Donna, Karen Jones, Bingo, Folsom News, Citrus Heights News, CBS Sacramento News, Folsom Rodeo Grounds, Johnny Waddles The, Grand Oaks Bingo Center


How Vacuuming Affects Your Home Air Quality

If your area has poor air quality right now, you may have heard that it’s not a great idea to vacuum your home. Then again, vacuuming is also a tool that can help get dust and allergens out of your house, suggesting that sometimes it’s a good thing. There’s truth to both, so here’s what you need to know. Read more...
Tags: Pollution, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Air Quality


Assess Your Air Quality With This Mashup of Sensors

I was checking the air quality at my California abode the other day, and the first website I went to said the Air Quality Index was a lovely 40 or so. That seemed strange, given how smoky it was outside—so I tried another site: 400+. That also seemed strange, since it didn’t quite look a Dune trailer outside, either.Read more...
Tags: California, Fire, Lifehacks, Air Quality, Air Quality Index, AirNow, PurpleAir


Wildfire Smoke Sinks Into Tahoe, Unhealthy Air Quality Warning Issued

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Tags: Weather, News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Hobbs, Solano County, Tahoe, Air Quality, Samantha, Tahoe City, Placer County, Sacramento Valley, Vacaville, Ann Hobbs, California wildfires


Clearer Skies Bring Breath Of Fresh Air In Solano County Following Weeks Of Smoke

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Tags: Weather, News, Local, Sutter Health, Solano County, Air Quality, Northern California, Vacaville, Patel, Edelyn, Solano County News, CBS Sacramento News, Jom Pineda, Edelyn Araga, Vong Says, Rice Barn Thai


2 Giants-Seattle Games Off Due To Smoky Skies, Moved To SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined. The announcement came as forecasters called for smoke to reach very unhealthy levels in Western Washington through at least Thursday. Both teams had a scheduled day off Thurs...
Tags: California, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, West Coast, Oakland, Seattle, Giants, Air Quality, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Mariners


Study Suggests Link Between Poor Air Quality And Increase In Flu Cases

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Tags: Health, News, California, Montana, Local, Sacramento, United States, Air Quality, Murphy, Peter Murphy, Flu Season


State Assemblyman James Gallagher Urges Indoor Dining At Restaurants To Avoid Bad Air

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Tags: Facebook, News, Local, Sacramento, Yuba City, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Midtown, Howard, Gallagher, California Department of Public Health, James Gallagher, Old Town Sacramento, Mangus, Assemblyman James Gallagher, Fire Watch


Ash Smokes Out Restaurants, Lawmaker Urges Indoor Dining

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Tags: Facebook, News, Local, Sacramento, Yuba City, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Midtown, Howard, Gallagher, California Department of Public Health, James Gallagher, Old Town Sacramento, Mangus, Assemblyman James Gallagher, Fire Watch


Experts Explain Why Air Quality And Smoke Levels Are Different Around Sacramento Region

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Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Murphy, Butte County, Yuba County, Michelle Mead, Aron, Mead, Peter Murphy, Sacramento News


California Submerged In Sea Of Smoke: Sacramento Air Quality Plummets To Hazardous Levels

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Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Epa, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Extreme Weather, Northern California, NorCal, Sacramento News, Fire Watch, California wildfire season


California Submerged In Sea Of Smoke: Sacramento Air Quality Plummets To Hazardous Levels

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento’s air quality has fallen to Hazardous levels Tuesday morning. Seen from radar, California appears to be submerged in a sea of smoke. As of 8 a.m., the EPA’s AirNow website recorded Sacramento’s AQI at 484, placing it at the highest level of concern on the scale. People are being advised to stay indoors and reduce activity levels. The Air Quality Index in California on Tuesday morning. (Credit: EPA) Smoke from wildfires across California are contributing to the e...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Epa, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Extreme Weather, Northern California, NorCal, Sacramento News, Fire Watch, California wildfire season


Dense Smoke Advisory Expanded To Tahoe, Extended To Saturday

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has expanded the dense smoke advisory in Reno-Sparks and Carson City to Lake Tahoe and extended it until noon Saturday. Unhealthy levels of smoke from wildfires burning in California kept students away from classrooms on Friday in Reno and Sparks. The Washoe County School District announced just before 7 a.m. that the entire district would be on a distance learning program Friday due to the poor air quality. The new school year began in the district...
Tags: Weather, News, California, Local, North, Lake Tahoe, Air Quality, Reno, Carson City, Truckee, RENO Nev AP, Reno Sparks, Plumas County, The National Weather Service, Gardnerville, Susanville California


Use These Apps to See if Your Air Quality Index Sucks Outside

I’m writing this from lovely, sunny California—at least, I think it’s sunny, because smoke from the apocalypse wildfires around Silicon Valley has been billowing around the area for about a week or so. The quirky thing about this ecological disaster is that there are sometimes days of, “oh god the sun is red,”…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Apps, California, Silicon Valley, Lifehacks, Air Quality, Air Quality Index


Use These Apps to See if Your Outside Air Quality Index Sucks

I’m writing this from lovely, sunny California—at least, I think it’s sunny, because smoke from the apocalypse wildfires around Silicon Valley has been billowing around the area for about a week or so. The quirky thing about this ecological disaster is that there are sometimes days of, “oh god the sun is red,”…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Apps, California, Silicon Valley, Lifehacks, Air Quality, Air Quality Index


Davis Opens Air Quality Shelter At Senior Center

DAVIS (CBS13) — As smoke from various wildfires across California continues to affect our air quality, the city of Davis opened an Air Quality Shelter Tuesday. The shelter is located at the Davis Senior Center at 646 A Street and will be open until 9 p.m. Tuesday. After tonight, the shelter will be open from Wednesday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing will be required at the shelter. Light to moderate southwesterly winds are expected to develop Tuesday and Wednes...
Tags: California, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Davis, Air Quality, Senior Center, Placer, Davis News, Davis Senior Center, Yolo Solano


Wildfire Smoke Causes Dangerous Air Quality Levels In Sacramento Region

YUBA CITY (CBS13) — Smoke from multiple wildfires across Northern California is blanketing the sky in an apocalyptic glow. “I’ve noticed the sun is no longer the color the sun should be. It’s red with no visibility,” said Yuba City resident, Rick Heryford. Regardless of where you live, you have probably seen the hazy skies and ash in the air. The haze is making it hard to see a mile ahead in some areas, including Yuba City. “It’s been really bad. Yesterday, it was raining ash and when we woke up...
Tags: Weather, News, Local, Sacramento, Sutter Health, Lincoln, Yuba City, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Folsom, Northern California, Walker, Sacramento Region, Pete Fleming, California wildfires, Vanessa Walker


Bad Air Quality In Vacaville To Get Worse Overnight

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Multiple fires created hazy skies throughout the Sacramento Region Tuesday, but bad air quality hit the hardest in the Vacaville and Winters area. Smoke-filled air is getting worse by the hour in Vacaville, according to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. Vacaville residents have noticed the problem all day. “A lot of fog, there was smoke in the air. One of my employees, her son, had an asthma attack. They live in Woodland,” said Valerie Francis. The amount of sm...
Tags: Weather, News, Local, Sacramento, Air Quality, Severe Weather, Holliday, Vacaville, Woodland, Napa County, California wildfires, Vacaville News, Solano County News, Valerie Francis, Stephanie Holliday, Yolo Solano Air Quality


UN special rapporteur on the environment joins local air pollution case

The state is facing a court battle about big industry’s emissions and their link to poor health. This is a public health concern and the government must take action to save lives The post UN special rapporteur on the environment joins local air pollution case appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Environment, Public Health, Air Pollution, Pollution, Courts, Un, Air Quality, Toxins, Mpumalanga, Openaccess, Eskom, Top Six, David Boyd, Amicus Curiae, Groundwork


NOAA Is Flying Research Missions During Lockdowns to Improve Climate Models

In the past week alone, Xinrong Ren has taken four flights. He’s not actually headed anywhere, though. Ren is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He’s been taking to the skies since February as part of a federal research project with the National…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Pollution, Noaa, Air Quality, Ren, In The Name Of Science, Xinrong Ren, Oceanic Sciences He


Chalk Up Another Benefit to the Big Lockdown…

Barring low gas prices you couldn’t take advantage of and your author’s adventures in cooking with curry, the past two months didn’t bring much in the way of benefits. Millions are out of work, nerves are frayed, hospital ICUs remain crowded with COVID-19 patients, and bad takes still run rampant on Twitter. Daily! Anyone who […] The post Chalk Up Another Benefit to the Big Lockdown… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Environment, Green, Autos, Noaa, Driving, Air Quality, Emissions, News Blog, Coronavirus