#AceNewsReport – Apr.27: Citing global air quality ratings, Ndn.info and Siberia’s Tayga.info news website said concentrations of fine particles and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere dangerously exceed the norm:
Wildfire Smoke Blankets Russia’s Third-Largest City: ‘Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk has been blanketed by smog from dozens of nearby wildfires, with residents gasping for air and local media reporting a distinct smell of smoke in the city centre & bloody sun rose over the city because of the smog,” the outlet reported.
vethApril 27, 2021: Russian forecasters have warned of higher numbers of Siberian forest fires in 2021 due to hot and dry weather.Alexander Oshchepkov / NGS.ru
Photos shared by The Siberian Times showed Novosibirsk shrouded in thick sepia-toned air.
With fire season in full swing across nearly every corner of the country, Russia’s fire map service shows Novosibirsk surrounded by dozens of blazes as close as 10 kilometers away.
Earlier this year, Russian forecasters warned of higher numbers of Siberian forest fires in 2021 due to hot and dry weather. Russia has set a number of heat records in recent years.
Russian weather officials and environmentalists have linked the forest fires that have ripped across Siberia with increasing regularity in recent years to climate change and lack of funding for the forest service.
Tuesday’s bad air quality alert comes nearly a month after Siberian scientists decided to classify a “bombshell” pollution report out of fear of angering voters ahead of this fall’s legislative elections.
(C)MOSCOW TIMES 2021
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