Story: Sewage, water and waste

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Clean-air protester

New Zealand’s prevalent winds usually disperse air pollutants, but during calm periods the air quality can deteriorate. Cities such as Auckland rely on private motor vehicles for transport. It has relatively clear air for much of the time, but suffers increasingly from a brown haze problem common to many large cities. This consists mainly of fine soot particles and nitrogen dioxide released from vehicle exhausts.

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Christine Dann, 'Sewage, water and waste - Air pollution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Christine Dann, published 11 Mar 2010