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The Great Smog of 1952, sometimes called The Big Smoke ,...

wikipedia - 14 Nov 2016
The Great Smog of 1952, sometimes called The Big Smoke , was a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital of London in December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants – mostly arising from the use of coal – to form a thick layer of smog over the city. It lasted from Friday, 5 December to Tuesday, 9 December 1952 and then dispersed quickly when the weather changed.
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Some countries have a haze of smog – we have a haze of smug

Irish Times - 14 Aug 2018
Or: we are only a little country and, sure, we suffered uniquely in the great recession of 2008. So how come Portugal, similar in size and recent experience, is fully on track to meet its climate commitments by 2020? How come even Greece, which ...
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The Great Chinese Art Heist

GQ Magazine - 16 Aug 2018
We were sitting at a large conference table high up in the company's Beijing headquarters, with a view of the smog-drenched skyline. Jiang was reclining in a black leather chair and smoking an e-cigarette. In the corner of the room, an air filter ...
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Smoke Plumes Tower Over California

NASA/JPL Edu News (press release) (blog) - 09 Aug 2018
Satellites have observed smoke from the California fires spreading into nearly two dozen states, though the highest concentrations were found in California and the Great Basin. On August 6, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured ...
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Bexar County exceeds smog limits, EPA says

KSAT San Antonio - 18 Jul 2018
"The science showed clearly for several years that our region has been teetering on the edge of nonattainment because of stricter federal standards. As this designation loomed, we made great progress in achieving better air quality, and we will ...
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Does early exposure to air pollution affect mortality?

Medical News Bulletin - 25 Jul 2018
Air pollution was severe and unregulated in the past, mostly due to the extensive use of coal as a fuel source. An extreme example of this is the Great Smog of London in 1952 that killed around 12,000 people. As a result, the first Clean Air Act was ...
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What EPA's smog designation may cost San Antonio businesses

San Antonio Business Journal - 23 Jul 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to list Bexar County in violation of clean air laws could cost local businesses and governments up to $1 billion over the next three years in missed economic opportunities combined with the cost of ...

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