Tompkins County has been enshrouded by a yellow haze due to Canadian wildfires. For Cornellians spending their summer in Tompkins County or the Northeast United States, sunny summer skies have been shrouded by smoke and haze due to Canadian wildfires. As of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, the city of Ithaca had an air quality index of 208 , labeled as “ very unhealthy ” by AirNow, a government air quality database.

On Tuesday, June 6, Canada had over 400 actively burning wildfires, with 240 fires burning out of control. The fires — which are concentrated mainly in Quebec […]

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