Archive for air pollution

Darjeeling snapshot [jatp]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2016 by xi'an

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Varanasi unholy air

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2016 by xi'an

candles on the Ganges in the sunset, Varanasi, Jan. 9, 2013One of my lasting memories of my trip to Varanasi four years ago is the poor quality of the air, with an almost constant fog over the city, fed by open air fires everywhere and aggressive vehicle exhaust, rather than by the few cremation pyres by the Ganges… I read today in The Guardian that the city actually ranks worst in India for its air quality. (I also read in that article that Gwalior had similar issues, although I remember a pleasant walk around the fort there, in the sun. Presumably on one of the few “good” air quality days.) Not that Paris is doing great in the past days, with a whole week of ineffective driving restrictions that left wood heating operating at full blast. I did not feel the air difference while biking, but I presume the impact of the micro-particles central to those pollution alerts is more long-term!

misty dawn [#3]

Posted in pictures, Running with tags , , , on March 17, 2014 by xi'an

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misty dawn [#2]

Posted in pictures, Running with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2014 by xi'an

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misty dawn

Posted in pictures, Running with tags , , , , on March 14, 2014 by xi'an

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