Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

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AnciaVagar
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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by AnciaVagar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:34 pm

Space Cat wrote:Interactive real-time pollution map:
https://airvisual.com/earth
That is a beautiful map, but other websites seem to conflict with the data.
For example https://air.plumelabs.com/en/month/la-serena
shows good air quality in La Serena, while airvisual seems to show awful air quality. Anyone have any insights on this?

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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by peregrine77 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:59 pm

Yes, as nwdiver mentioned and many of us would agree, if you are considering moving anywhere, spend the money and time and visit your perspective country.
After 3 years, one very close eruption, fires, floods and seismic activity, hands down this is the country for us.
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
Simon and Garfunkel

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Space Cat
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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by Space Cat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:21 am

AnciaVagar wrote:
Space Cat wrote:Interactive real-time pollution map:
https://airvisual.com/earth
That is a beautiful map, but other websites seem to conflict with the data.
For example https://air.plumelabs.com/en/month/la-serena
shows good air quality in La Serena, while airvisual seems to show awful air quality. Anyone have any insights on this?
Yes, it seems to be poorly done for Chile.

I use http://aqicn.org/ and http://sinca.mma.gob.cl/

AnciaVagar
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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by AnciaVagar » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks. Those look useful.

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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by susiedillon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:11 pm

Finding a little slice of heaven, not too far from all the services one might need or want, with no pollution, with a decent climate, good water, reasonably reliable electricity supply, etc. Its possible, we did it! But campo life versus big or even small city life comes with its own set of challenges. And the bigger question is, how much energy do you have to continually meet those challenges? Peregrine77, we have lived through some of those 'events' that you mentioned in the 10 years that we have been here, and whilst it is something of an adrenaline rush to know that one/we have survived it/them,... the real question for the newcomer is not 'can you deal' with these adversities, it is how many times do you want to put your mettle to the test? These are the realities of rural living in Chile and they are not always obvious to the enthusiastic newcomer. Buena suerte a todos! It can be an amazingly wonderful experience!

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Re: Where to live: Air Quality, Elevation, Mine-water pollution, Volcanos

Post by Rhodolite » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:07 am

"It can be an amazingly wonderful experience!"
Or not.

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