This October the city of Montreal will draw a line under a 20-year air pollution problem that started with the 1998 ice storm. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A Canadian soldier tries to free downed wires near Saint-Césaire, Quebec, after the severe ice storm of 1998. Photograph: Paul Chiasson/APOver the last decade the city has been plagued by winter smogs from home wood burning. This winter only fireplaces and stoves that meet the latest Canadian standards can be used and new rules will ban all wood burning during smogs. Across Europe cities are also struggling with the air pollution consequences of a return to solid fuel burning.
Source: The Guardian October 11, 2018 20:30 UTC