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New York City tops world’s worst air pollution list from Canada wildfire smoke


Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsA smokey haze blankets Times Square in New York City as smoke from Canada’s wildfires moves down the Northeastern U.S.Photo: Jadyn KistNew York City’s air pollution ranked the worst of any city in the world on Wednesday as wildfire smoke from Canada continued to drift over the area, creating a second day of orange haze over the city and prompting some residents to wear face masks outdoors.As of Wednesday afternoon, the city reached an AQI of 342, a level considered “hazardous” for all residents. The city’s schools are open but are not having outdoor activities as the air quality is expected to deteriorate throughout the day.The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday halted some flights bound for New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to the smoke. Visibility was also causing delays at Newark Liberty International Airport.Smoke from the Canadian wildfires blankets New York City affecting air quality on June 7th, 2023. Leslie Josephs | CNBCNew York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the poor air quality is “an emergency crisis” and warned it could last for the next few days. “If you can stay indoors, stay indoors. This is detrimental to people’s health,” Hochul told reporters on Wednesday.The MLB said in a statement that Wednesday’s games between the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and t …

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