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SMOG HAZE OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in bushfire, city of fremantle, environment, fremantle port, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 4, 2018

 

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That was a rather strange day in Fremantle with the smog all over the city most of the day. I had itchy and runny eyes and a headache all day, so that was very annoying.

There could well be an amazing orange sunset tonight but I won’t be photographing it.

Roel Loopers

SMOKE HAZE BLANKETS FREMANTLE

Posted in fire, fremantle, fremantle port, pollution by freoview on November 27, 2016

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The smoke haze over Fremantle was not a very pretty sight at all until the Fremantle Doctor blew it away after midday. It was quite smelly and unpleasant as well, so no wonder I’ve got a headache.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FREMANTLE GREEN PLAN

Posted in city of fremantle, green plan, local government, nature by freoview on November 4, 2015
Smoke haze at the Swan River.

Smoke haze at the Swan River.

The City of Fremantle’s draft GREEN PLAN is out for community input so make sure to download it from the COF website and put submissions in to make it a really good plan to protect and enhance our public green spaces, increase our city’s essential tree canopy, create more small green lingering nodes all over Fremantle, protect established mature trees from demolition through new development, etc.

Here is some of what the Green Plan says:

The 2020 Green Plan provides the background, rationale and framework to deliver projects and programs over the next five years. Key initiatives and targets include:

 Every resident and worker to be within walkable distance to public open space.  Progressively increase tree canopy across the city to achieve up to 20% by 2020.  Design adaptable open space that allows for future flexibility as the community and open space function and needs change over time.  Planning for future water security to identify opportunities for best available water sources for existing and new open space.  Develop links that increase the amount of flora/vegetation and increase habitats for native fauna and encourage their movement between green spaces and to increase and improve biodiversity areas.

Key projects over the next five years include:  Investigation and identification for accessing public open space in the priority areas of Hilton, O’Connor, White Gum Valley and Beaconsfield.  Investigation and identify options to improve and/or expand public open space is proximity to future high density areas.  Undertaking an Urban Forest Strategy to manage and guide tree and vegetation population across the public and private realm, to increase canopy and biodiversity and to mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect.  Undertaking water demand modelling to inform future fit for purpose water supply options.  Prepare landscape concept plans for green links and develop a biodiversity plan.

Public submissions closing date is November 11, so participate and be part of the solutions!

Roel Loopers

SMOKE HAZE GIVES FREO A SOFT LOOK

Posted in fremantle, pollution by freoview on February 10, 2015

The smoke haze over Fremantle continues and gives it a lovely soft look in the early morning as these photos show.

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SMOKE HAZE TO STAY FOR A WHILE

Posted in fremantle, smoke by freoview on February 7, 2015

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With a heat wave expected on the weekend and beyond the smoke haze over the city is likely to stay, and I’ll check it out at sunrise today. While it is not very good for our health it creates stunning orange-coloured sunsets.

Here a photo I took at Victoria Quay at Fremantle harbour on midday on Friday.

Roel Loopers

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SMOGING IS BAD FOR YOU

Posted in fremantle, health, smoke by freoview on February 6, 2015

I woke up from the intense smell of smoke last night and there was quite a bit of smog over Fremantle early this morning.

I must admit I quite like the smell of natural smoke that comes from the bush fires, but I feel for people who suffer from asthma. No doubt the sea breeze will blow all the smoke inland later in the day but I wonder if the announced heatwave will blanket the metropolitan area in smog over the weekend.

Here some photos taken from Monument Hill around 8 am.

Roel Loopers

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SMOG HAZE OVER FREMANTLE

Posted in creative, fremantle, photography, roel loopers, roel.com.au by freoview on August 15, 2014

smog 1 smog 2 The smog haze over Fremantle created a beautiful stillness on the Swan River at East Fremantle, so here two photos I took this morning.

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SMOKE HAZE SMOTHERS FREMANTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2014

I woke up to the smell of smoke this morning, and on my way to have a coffee I noticed heavy smoke haze all over Fremantle. On returning home I read a smoke warning has been given for the area from Denmark to Geraldton, and people on Facebook claim there are fires at Walpole and Denmark causing the smog over the city.

One has to feel for asthma sufferers who might be struggling a bit for air today. Hopefully the seabreeze will get rid of the smoke.

Roel Loopers

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PERFECT VALENTINE’S SUNSET

Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 14, 2012

Is there a more perfect end to Valentine’s Day than the amazing sunset we had in Fremantle today, thanks to the bushfires down south. The smog, called haze by some, was around us from early morning and the smell of smoke was everywhere. I felt sorry for asthma sufferers. But love was in the air, so all those romantics would have loved it.

Roel Loopers

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