Air Quality Blog
Air Quality Blog - December 17, 2018, 10:10:48 AM EST
The most deadly and one of the most active wildfire seasons in California history just recently came to a close. Hundreds of thousands of acres, several towns, and dozens of lives have been lost to the flames, but the impacts are even farther reaching than that.
Air Quality Blog - October 26, 2018, 1:27:23 PM EDT
As typical major sources of pollution improve, it is becoming harder for researchers and policy makers to pinpoint the causes of poor air quality conditions.
Air Quality Blog - August 21, 2018, 12:37:48 PM EDT
Wildfire season in the western U.S. and Canada started early and viciously, filling the dog days of summer with dangerous air quality, obscured skies, and wildfire evacuation fears across the region.
Air Quality Blog - July 29, 2018, 11:04:32 AM EDT
Wildfire season is in full swing across the western United States, even in places where it usually holds off until late August and September.
Air Quality Blog - July 16, 2018, 10:58:39 AM EDT
The Ferguson Fire burning outside of Yosemite National Park in central California first drew media attention after claiming the life of a firefighter this past weekend.
Air Quality Blog - June 29, 2018, 11:31:39 AM EDT
Following years of Air Quality Alert days in the northeastern United States that are few and far between, the I-95 corridor is likely staring down the barrel of its first multi-day air quality event since 2012.
Air Quality Blog - June 23, 2018, 8:35:38 AM EDT
While the news about the volcanic eruption in Hawaii has slowed in recent weeks, the steady rumbles and emissions from Kilauea have yet to cease, threatening the health of local residents.
Air Quality Blog - May 28, 2018, 10:17:02 AM EDT
Summer in the southern and southwestern U.S. means vacations, road trips, and long periods of calm, hot and sunny weather, creating a perfect storm of poor air quality conditions.
Air Quality Blog - May 02, 2018, 8:45:48 AM EDT
While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been steadily decreasing the acceptable amount of poor air quality a state is allowed per year, emissions have not been improving alongside these new standards.
Air Quality Blog - April 13, 2018, 4:54:09 AM EDT
As the forecast for high heat and strong winds coincides with a high springtime sun angle and a long-building drought, the threat for wildfire ignition is disconcertingly high in the southwestern U.S.